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Beastly Puns

New York Times, Sunday, September 25, 1994

Author:
Nancy Nicholson Joline
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Nicholson Joline

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 170, Blocks: 94 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 68 for Ms. Joline. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York TimesNo. 0925 ( 16,392 )
Across
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Corrupt : TAINT
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Dupe : REPRO
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Rope materials : HEMPS
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Measures : STEPS
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Li'l one : ABNER
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San Antonio attraction : ALAMO
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Profit : AVAIL
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De Valera of Ireland : EAMON
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Creature not yet found? : MISSINGLYNX
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Celebrated tightwad of old : BENNY
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Meander : AMBLE
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Zurich's and Zug's locale : ALPS
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North Carolina college : ELON
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K follower : MART
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"West Side Story" girl : MARIA
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Actress Thompson : LEA
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Meat, fruit, honey? : BEARESSENTIALS
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Wall fixture : RACK
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It may be dead : END
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TV's Dame _____ Everage : EDNA
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Up-to-the-minute : LATE
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Photo add-on : STAT
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Gets an A : ACES
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Escort : SEE
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Sailor's interjections : AYS
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De Brunhoff's pachyderm : BABAR
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Spiritualist's device : TRANCE
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Sequel title start : SON
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Cluck, crow, gobble, peep? : FOWLLANGUAGE
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Poop deck's place : AFT
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Tool handle wood : ASH
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Forfeit : LOSE
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Directional suffix : ERN
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Fixed : STABLE
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Pharisees, e.g. : SECT
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Not nearby : AFAR
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Rings : ECHOES
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Some game pieces : TILES
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Yups' opposites : NAHS
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Workman's wheels : VAN
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Sardines players : HIDERS
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Kind of call : COLLECT
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Ear: Prefix : OTO
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Crystallize : GEL
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Misbehaving antelopes? : BADGNUS
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Galena, e.g. : ORE
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Scratch (out) : EKE
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Auto summonses? : RECALLS
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They hardly give a hoot : OWLETS
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Defect : BUG
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Still-life subject : EWER
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_____ Gay (W.W. II plane) : ENOLA
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Lamb products : ESSAYS
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Kind of bread : PITA
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See 58 Down : BEDS
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"The _____ Class" (O'Toole) : RULING
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"_____ on parle francais" : ICI
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One-on-one sport : EPEE
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Easter preceder : NOR
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Hot-tub locale : SPA
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Uninvited swine? : CRASHINGBOAR
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Daily index, with "the" : DOW
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Cleric, e.g. : THEIST
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Spreads : OLEOS
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Oda _____ (Whoopi's role in "Ghost") : MAE
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Hoo-ha : ADO
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Nautical heading : ALEE
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Follwers of printemps : ETES
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Jurist Robert : BORK
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Piquancy : SALT
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Stole : FUR
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Cougar : PUMA
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Biting, chest-thumping, roaring? : GORILLATACTICS
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Brother : FRA
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Choreographer Moiseyev et al. : IGORS
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Track competition : MEET
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Ship sailed by Tiphys : ARGO
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Rock 'n' roll pioneer Freed : ALAN
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Former "Masterpiece Theatre" host : COOKE
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Keys in : TYPES
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Ranching that's growing by leaps and bounds? : HARERAISING
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Advantages : ASSET
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Hilly districts, to Brits : WOLDS
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Saw : ADAGE
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Al _____ (way to cook pasta) : DENTE
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Bank claims : LIENS
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More than big : OBESE
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Reach : GETAT
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Pundits : SAGES
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"Hot" ones : TAMALES
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Chisholm Trail stop : ABILENE
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Without restraint : INSPADES
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Capone foe : NESS
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Chemical prefix : TRI
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Loose overcoats : RAGLANS
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Cave temple site in India : ELLORA
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Golfer _____ Stewart : PAYNE
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Presidential monogram : RMN
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Near miss in tic-tac-toe : OOX
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Aria for Carmer : HABANERA
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Six-time U.S. Open champ : EVERT
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Praying one : MANTIS
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A.T.M. access : PIN
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Vulpine : SLY
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Fashion line : SEAM
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South Florida city : TAMARAC
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Cuddly farm animal? : EMBRACEABLEEWE
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"Every Breath You Take" group, with "the" : POLICE
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Dastards : SNEAKS
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Impoverished : NEEDY
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_____ detector : METAL
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The slightest amount, informally : BEANS
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Deli dishes : SLAWS
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Marten : SABLE
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Adjust : ATTUNE
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Actress _____ Flynn Boyle : LARA
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Some parties : STAGS
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Churl : BOOR
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Irritate : NETTLE
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Toasted _____ : OATS
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Spanish dessert : FLAN
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Political family of India : NEHRUS
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Flagrant : GROSS
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Spotted : FLECKED
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Canopies for 94 Across : TESTERS
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First president of the Czech Republic : HAVEL
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Distress : AIL
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Sleep disturbers : SNORERS
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Consumed : EATENUP
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Brown ruminant? : CHOCOLATEMOOSE
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Bogus : FALSE
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Bounds : EDGES
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Minimal change : CENT
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Reconnoiter : SCOUT
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Michener novel : HAWAII
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Without forethought : IDLY
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It has many stops : ORGAN
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Ricochet : GLANCE
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"The Garden of Earthly Delights" artist : BOSCH
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Clay today : ALI
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Catafalque : BIER
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Zaragoza's river : EBRO
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Carrie, for one : SISTER
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Pierre's pois : PEAS
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"Peer Gynt" composer : GRIEG
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Film critic Roger : EBERT
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Sprite of Irish folklore : POOKA
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"The Country Girl" playwright : ODETS
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Concerning : ASTO
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_____ oblige : NOBLESSE
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Show smugness : GLOAT
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Equivocating : WAFFLING
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Give heed : HEARKEN
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Simenon sleuth : MAIGRET
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Giant automaker supplier : ALCOA
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He said "Everybody wants to get into da act" : DURANTE
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Sevilles, e.g. : ORANGES
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Of a summit : APICAL
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"The Count" biographee : LUGOSI
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_____ Simon : SIMPLE
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Italian liquer : STREGA
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Yorkshire city : LEEDS
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Gem weight : CARAT
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Units for Sampras : SETS
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Perplexed : ASEA
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Sophia Loren's "_____ Women" : TWO
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London lout : YOB
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Harridan : HAG
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Juice drink : ADE
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Driver's lic. and others : IDS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 8 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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