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New York Times, Tuesday, May 14, 2002

Buzz over New York City animals?

Author:
Barry Callahan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQWX} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Callahan.
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© 2002, The New York Times5/14/02 ( No. 19,180 )
Across
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Purple bloomer : LILAC
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Hardly tanned : PALE
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Vegan's no-no : MEAT
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Staffordshire stench : ODOUR
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Factual : REAL
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First name in scat : ELLA
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Dire early morning warning? : COCKADOODLEDOOM
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Sort : ILK
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Ga. neighbor : TENN
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Takes potshots : SNIPES
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Used up : SPENT
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Cools down : ICES
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Doll's cry : MAMA
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Big cheeses : TOPDOGS
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Author Jong : ERICA
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Do damage to : HARM
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To and ___ : FRO
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Joey's place? : LITTLEKANGAROOM
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"Lah-di-___!" : DAH
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Kauai keepsakes : LEIS
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Pan-fry : SAUTE
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Most fearless : BOLDEST
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Golfer's selection : IRON
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Hood's blade : SHIV
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Snitches (on) : TELLS
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Orbital high point : APOGEE
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Blood fluids : SERA
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Jefferson Davis's org. : CSA
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Buzz over New York City animals? : CENTRALPARKZOOM
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Powerful shark : MAKO
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Enlarge, as a hole : REAM
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Spooky : EERIE
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Gaelic tongue : ERSE
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___ a soul : NARY
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Lively dances : REELS
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Centers of activity : LOCI
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Teen fave : IDOL
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Yale person? : LOCKSMITH
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Diving bird : AUK
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Rugged box : CRATE
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"Right away!" : PRONTO
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Long, long time : AEON
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Little shaver : LAD
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New wings : ELLS
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Army docs : MEDICS
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Skip the big wedding : ELOPE
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Balm additives : ALOES
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Highland hats : TAMS
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Fender blemish : DENT
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Riddles : ENIGMAS
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Nafta, for one : PACT
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Pinochle combo : MELD
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Diva's delivery : ARIA
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Part of a lunar cycle : PHASE
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Newsman Rather : DAN
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Nonprofit's U.R.L. ending : ORG
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Here, there and everywhere : ALLOVER
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Gettysburg Address opener : FOURSCORE
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Old newspaper section : ROTO
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Foreboding : OMEN
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Fish caught in a pot : EEL
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Tease : KID
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Alternative to air or highway : RAIL
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Often-stubbed digit : BIGTOE
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Hot and humid : STEAMY
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Status before statehood: Abbr. : TERR
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Asparagus unit : SPEAR
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Sounds of frustration : HONKS
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Los Angeles hoopster : LAKER
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Pinnacle : ACME
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Make, as money : EARN
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Debate (with) : SPAR
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Make dirty : SOIL
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Home of Iowa State : AMES
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Pasture : LEA
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Tappan ___ Bridge : ZEE

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