ANIMAL CRACKS

New York Times, Sunday, November 7, 1982

Author:Vincent L. Osborne
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 551 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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© 1982, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sound : FIT
4. Con man's ploy : SCAM
8. Main part of a mountain range : MASSIF
14. Site of St. Nicholas's tomb : BARI
18. "Kilroy was ___" : HERE
19. Break : TAME
20. Actress De Carlo : YVONNE
21. Black : EBON
22. Opposite of aweather : ALEE
23. Sketch an African king? : DRAWTHELION
25. Jewish month : ADAR
26. Spiffy : NIFTY
28. Locales for crests : PILEA
29. Equivoque : PUN
30. Trojan horse, e.g. : RUSE
31. Refuge for wildebeests? : GNUHAVEN
33. Quod ___ faciendum : ERAT
36. Remove surgically : RESECT
38. Goddess of the moon : SELENE
39. Roebuck's pride : ANTLER
41. He fought at Gettysburg : CUSTER
43. Essen name : KRUPP
46. Cranial cavity : SINUS
48. Of ___ (mediocre) : ASORT
49. Calaveras County celebrity : FROG
53. Cinch : SNAP
54. Line on a weather map : ISOBAR
56. Hebrides dialect : ERSE
57. St.-John's-bread : CAROB
59. Headcheese : BRAWN
61. Eclat : RENOWN
63. Etoile : ASTRE
64. Some keys : ISLETS
66. Supple : LITHE
69. Equines for the Continental Congress? : PHILADELPHIAFILLIES
74. A snowflake is one : SOLID
75. Sinew : TENDON
76. Island of the Hospitalers : MALTA
78. Profits from error : LEARNS
82. Shofars, e.g. : HORNS
83. Wimbledon lane : ALLEY
84. Medieval silk fabric : ACCA
87. Rum drink : MAITAI
89. June 13, e.g. : IDES
91. Raw : SORE
92. Crops : CRAWS
94. ___ nach Osten : DRANG
95. Funest : FATAL
97. Hindu instruments : SITARS
99. Passé : OLDHAT
101. One of the Magi : GASPAR
106. Again and yet again : THRICE
108. TV journalist : KALB
109. Hoary leporid? : GRAYHARE
111. Complain : BEEF
112. Stout : ALE
114. Passage from a narthex : AISLE
116. European finch : SERIN
117. Ionian gulf : ARTA
118. Stray wildcat? : MISSINGLYNX
122. Hill : RISE
123. Berliner's brew : BIER
124. Informed : POSTED
125. "___ sanctorum" : ACTA
126. Nob : PATE
127. River on The Broads : YARE
128. Coxswains : STEERS
129. Parnassian : POET
130. Exultant cry : AHA
1. Ocelot or serval : FELINE
2. Wroth : IREFUL
3. Undergo odontiasis : TEETHE
4. Yardstick: Abbr. : STD
5. "___ diem" : CARPE
6. In great haste : AMAIN
7. Whimper : MEWL
8. Hind's lament? : MYHARTSINTHEHIGHLANDS
9. Hail : AVE
10. Peruvian coin : SOL
11. Scrap : SNIP
12. Hemingway's "___ Time" : INOUR
13. African fox : FENNEC
14. Musts for Smokey? : BEARESSENTIALS
15. Type of muscle : ABDUCTOR
16. Certain turkeys : ROASTERS
17. Anent : INRE
18. Is undecided : HANGS
24. Brooke Shields, for one : TEEN
27. Doughboy : YANK
32. ___ de société : VERS
34. Khan and MacGraw : ALIS
35. Domingo is one : TENOR
37. Newman's "Apologia pro Vita ___" : SUA
39. Horrify : APPALL
40. Hick : RUBE
42. Hwy. : RTE
44. Spontaneous : UNBID
45. Do a Latin student's task : PARSE
47. ___ Joaquin : SAN
49. Agricultural loan agcy. : FCA
50. Grates : RASPS
51. Correct: Prefix : ORTHO
52. Thugs vs. goons? : GORILLAWARFARE
55. Brioche : ROLL
58. Misrepresent : BELIE
60. Emulated Niobe : WEPT
62. Mrs. Flintstone : WILMA
65. Chinese: Comb. form : SINO
67. Opening word : HELLO
68. Banana oil, for one : ESTER
70. Furniture style : ADAM
71. Unmoored : ADRIFT
72. Oscar winner: 1982 : FONDA
73. Small map : INSET
77. Pro vote : AYE
79. Dosimetry unit : RAD
80. Robert De ___ of films : NIRO
81. Still-hunt : STALK
84. Chemists' org. : ACS
85. Touchstones : CRITERIA
86. Medical device : CATHETER
88. Time ___ half : ANDA
90. "Centennial," e.g. : SAGA
93. ___ Lanka : SRI
96. Wagers : LAYS
98. Performs carelessly : SCAMPS
100. " . . . ___ fat hen" : ABIG
102. Tenzing Norkay, for one : SHERPA
103. Ishmael : PARIAH
104. Awn : ARISTA
105. Zola heroine : RENEE
107. He wrote "Gerontion" : ELIOT
109. Chemical prefix : GLYCO
110. Gallic income : RENTE
111. "My Melancholy ___" : BABY
113. To live, to Livy : ESSE
115. Cuff : SLAP
119. Sault ___ Marie : STE
120. Cash follower : IER
121. Totem pole : XAT

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