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MAMMALS WITH CHARACTER

New York Times, Sunday, January 6, 2002

Author:
Frank A. Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 132, Blocks: 66 Missing: {JKQZ} This is puzzle # 66 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0106 ( 19,052 )
Across
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Makes a quick profit on : SCALPS
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Urchins : SCAMPS
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Rent-a-car offering : ROADMAP
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Group : ASSORT
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Singer Carey : MARIAH
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Gate-crash : INTRUDE
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Mammal that takes orders? : WAITERBUFFALO
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More likely to break : FRAILER
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A few Z's in Zaragoza : SIESTA
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Mammal that lives in a cottonwood? : POPLARBEAR
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Mammals that are merciful? : SPARINGHARES
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With carelessness : REMISSLY
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ABC News president, 1977-98 : ARLEDGE
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Sports inits. since 1922 : NFL
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Tenuous fragment : WISP
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Some life jackets : MAEWESTS
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"Yes, ___" : MAAM
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First course at a German restaurant, maybe : SUPPE
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Fire places : PYRES
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Sen. Stevens of Alaska : TED
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Mammals that are Mets fans? : SHEAOTTERS
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Baltic native : LETT
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Hustles : HURRIES
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Music of Oasis and Radiohead, e.g. : BRITPOP
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Staff of Life: Abbr. : EDS
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Walter Scott's title : BARONET
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Barely makes out : SCRAPESBY
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Mammal that has a permanent mark? : BRANDEDANTEATER
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Polish turnovers : PIEROGIES
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March events? : PARADES
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Word heard by Cratchit : BAH
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Free of burdens : UNLADEN
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Like some ex-dictators : DEPOSED
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Broad bean : FAVA
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Mammal that's a severe critic? : FLAYINGFOX
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Barbary ___ : APE
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Middle name in mystery : CONAN
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Like some modesty : FALSE
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Curtail : TRIM
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Injurious : DAMAGING
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Hat, symbolically : ROLE
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"A Theory of Semiotics" author : ECO
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Strong, in Salerno : ROBUSTO
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Historical figure played by Robert De Niro : ALCAPONE
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Mammal that's trained by the author of "Superfudge"? : BLUMEDOLPHIN
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Mammal that's a reward for hard work? : EARNEDSEAL
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Punk icon Joey : RAMONE
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New hire : TRAINEE
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Mammals with parts in "Guys and Dolls"? : LOESSERPANDAS
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Create afresh : NEWMINT
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Frequent Hope/Crosby co-star : LAMOUR
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When the Great Lakes were formed : ICEAGE
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Gives in (to) : ASSENTS
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Violent : STORMY
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Milne's pessimist : EEYORE
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Much-repeated words : SAW
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Civil War inits. : CSA
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"___ said ..." : ASI
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Mountain, so to speak : LOT
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Is in the chair : PRESIDES
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Composition of some quartets : STRINGS
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Compress, informally : SMUSH
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Lounger's cover-up : CAFTAN
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Pound notes? : ARFARF
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"Mamma ___!" : MIA
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Insect feelers : PALPS
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Drive away : SHOO
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You'll get a kick out of them : RIFLES
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Cloverleaf component : ONRAMP
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Asteroids producer : ATARI
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Bits : DRIBS
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Sterile hybrids : MULES
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"You've got ___!" : ADEAL
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Clinton defense secretary : PERRY
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Father : BEGET
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Two, for one : PRIME
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Statistical subset : SAMPLE
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Talked up? : PRAYED
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Advisories : ALERTS
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Keep from drying out, perhaps : REWET
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One may be blighted : ELM
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Nursery noise : WAH
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Stepped (across) : STRODE
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Nincompoop : ASS
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Mushroom stems : STIPES
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Absolute : UTTER
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Vivifies, with "up" : PEPS
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"No ___" ("Piece of cake") : PROB
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Spot : ESPY
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White-tailed birds : ERNES
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Burned out : DIED
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Rub down : ABRADE
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Soapboxed : ORATED
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___-Dazs : HAAGEN
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Entombing, old-style : URNING
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Infantry campsite : ETAPE
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Miss Jean of stage and screen : BRODIE
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Cutting edge creator : STROP
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Cut out : CEASED
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Mimics a 41-Down : BRAYS
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California county or its seat : NAPA
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Overblown praise : PUFF
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"To Live and Die ___" : INLA
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Carrier since 1948 : ELAL
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Drive away : BANISH
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1972 Lemmon/Wilder comedy : AVANTI
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Stick it out : HANGON
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Sixth-century year : DXI
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Get steamy : FOGUP
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Army base near Petersburg, Va. : FTLEE
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Part of a krone : ORE
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Former annual TV award : CABLEACE
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Actor Gibson : MEL
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Fire : ARDOR
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Popular chocolate and marshmallow snack : MOONPIE
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Natural nibbler : RODENT
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Geneses : ONSETS
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Desktop arrow : CURSOR
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Ruminant's third stomach : OMASUM
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Prudential competitor : AETNA
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Roman household spirits : LARES
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Sticking points? : CRAWS
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Japanese cartoon art : ANIME
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Corral : PENIN
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Swell : BLOAT
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It may be applied across the board : EMERY
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Shakespeare title starter : ALLS
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Comic Philips : EMO
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Marshal at Waterloo : NEY
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1957 Physics Nobelist Tsung-___ Lee : DAO
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Part of U.S.D.A.: Abbr. : AGR
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Cross-referencing directive : SEE

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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