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New York Times, Tuesday, November 17, 1998

Animal that drives rabbits from their burrows

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Arthur S. Verdesca

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Verdesca.
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© 1998, The New York Times11/17/98 ( No. 17,906 )
Across
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Carried on : WAGED
6
"Think Fast, Mr. ___" (1937 mystery) : MOTO
10
Dour : GLUM
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Single-handedly : ALONE
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"...and make it snappy!" : ASAP
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Field of work : LINE
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Poles, e.g. : SLAVS
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Fingerprint or dropped handkerchief, say : CLUE
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Kimono sashes : OBIS
20
Oppose : LOCKHORNSWITH
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Some ancient writings : PAPYRI
25
Exploit : USE
26
Just-passing grade : DEE
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Gone by : AGO
28
Mournful cries : YOWLS
31
Drudges : PLODS
33
Dinner at boot camp : MESS
35
The Baltic, e.g. : SEA
36
Home on the farm : STY
37
Wall Street fixture : STOCKEXCHANGE
42
Exclamations of regret : AHS
43
Bud's pal : LOU
44
Empty, in math : NULL
46
"Amerika" author : KAFKA
49
Film critic Jeffrey : LYONS
51
The Greatest : ALI
52
Lofty lyric : ODE
53
Utter : SAY
55
Asian capital : TEHRAN
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Like some tenors : BARRELCHESTED
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Mean one : OGRE
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Compote fruit : PEAR
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Fine suit material : TWILL
66
Property claim : LIEN
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Island dance : HULA
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Bequeath : LEAVE
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Lavish affection (on) : DOTE
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Site of Iowa State : AMES
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Bud Grace comic strip : ERNIE
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Is no longer : WAS
2
"Is that ___?" : ALL
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Kicker's target : GOALPOST
4
Accredited diplomat : ENVOY
5
Catch sight of : DESCRY
6
Jet speed measure : MACH
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Capital near the 60th parallel : OSLO
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Ford debut of 1988 : TAURUS
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Makes the first bid : OPENS
10
Gentle firelight : GLOW
11
Psychic energy, to Freud : LIBIDO
12
Married : UNITED
13
Interlocks : MESHES
21
Newsstands : KIOSKS
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Nasal partitions : SEPTA
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Tennis's Shriver : PAM
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Census data : AGES
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Teeny : WEE
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Without strict oversight : LAXLY
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Boston suburb : LYNN
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Overcharge, slangily : SOAK
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Railroad switches : SHUNTS
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Many a climactic movie scene : CHASE
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Dove's cry : COO
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Protector : GUARDIAN
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Raines of 40's-50's film : ELLA
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Author ___ Yutang : LIN
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German goblin : KOBOLD
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Slow ballet dance : ADAGIO
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Animal that drives rabbits from their burrows : FERRET
49
Lecture hall : LYCEUM
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Not demand everything one wants : SETTLE
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Beginning : ALPHA
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Tree cutter : HEWER
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Actor Auberjonois : RENE
59
Sound in body : HALE
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Times to live through : ERAS
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56, to Flavius : LVI
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Grant's opposite : LEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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