ANIMAL CRACKS

New York Times, Sunday, April 5, 1987

Author:Arthur W. Palmer
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 538 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
Arthur W. Palmer has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Cake topper : ICER
5. Assns. : ORGS
9. Purloined : STOLE
14. During : AMID
18. Standard : MODEL
20. Origin : ROOT
21. School : TRAIN
22. Land or strip follower : MINE
23. Good will : AMITY
24. Smokey, shoeless? : BEARFOOTED
26. Movie dog : ASTA
27. Eyeglass : MONOCLE
29. Want : DEARTH
30. Concord : UNISON
32. C. Norris novel : BREAD
33. Perfect serve : ACE
34. Native of Tabriz : IRANI
35. Stretch tight : TAUTEN
37. Leathery actress? : ELKYSOMMER
41. Birthplace of Constantine the Great : NIS
44. Monster : OGRE
45. Spanish Surrealist : DALI
47. Trims : LOPS
48. Econ. indicator : GNP
49. Olivier's title : LORD
50. Diving birds : LOONS
52. Lose color : FADE
53. One of the Canary Islands : PALMA
55. Kind of trip : EGO
56. Like a dolphin with a plan? : PORPOISEFUL
58. Indo-Iranian : ARYAN
59. Flan, in France : TARTE
60. Category : CLASS
61. Lets : RENTS
62. Sometimes they're hidden : AGENDA
64. ___-Alföld, Hungarian plain : KIS
65. City in Mich.'s thumb : BADAXE
67. Viewing instrument, for short : SCOPE
68. " . . . Good News from ___ to Aix": Browning : GHENT
70. Gilroy's "subject" : ROSES
71. Coat adjunct : LAPEL
72. Dessert for a ruminant? : ORANGEMOOSE
74. Grand piano's rel. : HPS
77. Yearns : ACHES
78. Riches' beginning : RAGS
79. White oak : ROBLE
80. Poet Teasdale : SARA
81. Contend : VIE
82. Behold, to Brutus : ECCE
83. Countersink : REAM
84. Exult : CROW
85. Antony's loan request : EAR
86. African antelope's country? : GNUENGLAND
90. Lawyers' presentations : BRIEFS
92. Unions of sorts : BLOCS
94. Feel poorly : AIL
95. Scale : CLIMB
96. Site of Fort McIntosh : LAREDO
98. Tim in "The Highwayman" : OSTLER
101. Hits the hay : RETIRES
104. Puzzler's favorite ox : ANOA
105. Rocinante's master? : DONKEYXOTE
108. Musical exercise : ETUDE
109. Mirthquakes : YAKS
110. Type of down : EIDER
111. Time after the nones : IDES
112. Black buck : SASIN
113. Editor's notation : STET
114. Yukon transportation : SLEDS
115. Mailed : SENT
116. Mother of Zeus : RHEA
1. Islamic spiritual leader : IMAM
2. Lake north of Milano : COMO
3. Transportation for McTavish? : EDINBURRO
4. Answered sharply : RETORTED
5. Round : ORBED
6. Pitcher Preacher : ROE
7. Spur : GOAD
8. Run of luck : STREAK
9. Caches : STORES
10. Hambletonian event : TROT
11. ___ of office : OATH
12. Fairway position : LIE
13. Tolerates : ENDURES
14. Violently : AMAIN
15. Stray cat? : MISSINGLYNX
16. Division word : INTO
17. Doyen : DEAN
19. French school : LYCEE
25. Impudent, in Yorkshire : FACY
28. Inn owner : LANDLORD
31. V.P. under G.R.F. : NAR
34. Actuate : IMPEL
35. Metalware for trays : TOLE
36. Excited : AGOG
37. Marry in haste : ELOPE
38. Spanish linen : LINO
39. Several Norwegian kings : OLAFS
40. ___ operandi : MODUS
42. Convict : INMATE
43. Bridges : SPANS
46. Certain trunk : AORTA
51. Makes indisposed : SICKENS
52. Guests of Lucullus : FEASTER
53. Former Redskin great : PARDEE
54. Locales : AREAS
56. Tailors' lapboards : PANELS
57. First-aid contrivance : SLING
59. Siouan shelter : TEPEE
62. Locust tree, e.g. : ACACIA
63. Minnesotan is bankrupt? : GOPHERBROKE
65. Word in a Yalie's refrain : BOOLA
66. Collect : ASSEMBLE
67. Spartacus, e.g. : SLAVE
68. Adorn : GRACE
69. Former golfer Walter : HAGEN
70. Wearing a galabia : ROBED
72. Virgil's god of the underworld : ORCUS
73. "And day's at the ___": Browning : MORN
74. Bugs's groomer? : HAREBRUSH
75. Univ. V.I.P. : PROF
76. Maxims : SAWS
80. Turkish weapon : SCIMITAR
82. Creates a cryptogram : ENCODES
86. Jupiter, to Juvenal : GOD
87. Spruers : GATERS
88. Mariposa, e.g. : LILY
89. Actress Smith : ALEXIS
91. Ceremonies : RITES
93. Kind of flycatcher : LEAST
95. Surfer's surface : CREST
96. Ballads : LAYS
97. Sci. course : ANAT
98. Wave, on the Seine : ONDE
99. Timetable, for short : SKED
100. Used a stage : RODE
102. Widow of Ernie K. : EDIE
103. Soprano Jurinac : SENA
106. OPEC concern : OIL
107. Last of a count : TEN

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