'Peter Pan' was first performed on stage on this day in 1904

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NANA (NAH-nuh)

Nana is a Newfoundland dog who is employed as a nanny by the Darling family

Common clues: Snatcher of Peter Pan's shadow; Wendy's dog; Dog in “Peter Pan”; Darling dog; “Peter Pan” pooch

Crossword puzzle frequency: 4 times a year

Frequency in English language: 20461 / 86800

Video: Peter Pan trailer

You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? That's where I'll always love you, Peter Pan. That's where I'll be waiting.


Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up and Peter and Wendy are the stage play and novel (respectively) which tell the story of Peter Pan, a mischievous little boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland with Wendy Darling and her brothers, the fairy Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, the Indian princess Tiger Lily, and the pirate Captain Hook. The story was written by Scottish playwright and novelist J. M. Barrie, inspired by his friendship with the Llewelyn-Davies family.

Nana, at the Premiere of “Peter Pan,” presented by Universal Pictures.

Nana is a Newfoundland dog who is employed as a nanny by the Darling family in Kensington Gardens. Nana does not speak or do anything beyond the physical capabilities of a large dog, but acts with apparent understanding of her responsibilities. The character is played in stage productions by an actor in a dog costume. Barrie based the character of Nana, though not the breed, on his dog "Porthos", a Saint Bernard.

The Disney film version was the first time in which Nana and the Crocodile (named Tick-Tock the Croc in comics published later) were shown as animal characters rather than played by actors - sometimes the same one - as in the stage play. In the original 1911 novel, Nana was a Newfoundland, instead of a St. Bernard as she is in the 1953 movie.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Peter and Wendy" and “Peter Pan (1953 film)”. 

NANA (303) 30 Tu+ >1 01 "Peter Pan" dog

28 We >1 08 "Peter Pan" pooch

23 We- >1 07 Zola novel

19 We+ >1 06 Zola heroine

15 We >1 04 Granny KNOT

10 Th >1 04 Darling dog

8 We+ >1 02 Gram

8 Mo+ >1 05 Wendy's dog

7 We >1 98 Grandma

6 Fr- >1 02 Family nickname GRAM

5 We >1 07 Dog in "Peter Pan"

5 We >1 09 Mama's mama GRAM GRAN

5 Tu+ >1 07 Mom's mom GRAM GRAN

4 We >1 08 Papa's mama

4 We >1 08 The Darlings' dog

3 Mo+ >1 96 "Peter Pan" pet

3 Th- >1 96 1880 Zola novel

3 Tu+ LAT 04 Gram's nickname

3 Tu- >1 98 Grandmother

3 Tu+ >1 05 Grandmother, affectionately

3 Th Rea 08 Peter Pan pooch

2 Fr >1 06 Baby spoiler, perhaps

2 Fr LAT 07 Babysitting nickname

2 Th NYT 00 Beloved family member

2 Fr NYT 04 Dog of literature