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ANIMAL CRACKERS

New York Times, Sunday, November 21, 1954

Author: Alice Cook
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 65, Avg Word Len: 5.53, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 559 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 30
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,972
Across Down
1. A pet for mademoiselle. : CHATTE
7. Strong. : IRON
11. Animal ___. : ACTS
15. Lake in Ethiopia. : TANA
19. Very light gas. : HELIUM
20. Arena fighter. : TORO
21. Tie. : DRAW
22. Man's name. : IVOR
23. Overzealous one: Slang. : EAGERBEAVER
25. Foreign money. : LIRE
26. Rudiment. : GERM
27. Brother. : FRA
28. Mr. and Mrs. : TITLES
29. City on the Meuse. : LIEGE
30. Hence. : ERGO
31. Bright star in Aquila. : ALTAIR
32. Novice newsgatherer. : CUBREPORTER
34. Home of the Maltese. : VALLETTA
37. Lap dog. : POM
38. Displaces. : STIRS
39. Arthurian ladies. : ELAINES
40. Song thrush. : MAVIS
42. Hauling a log by a chain. : SNAKING
46. Pliant. : LIMBER
47. Abilities. : TALENTS
49. A form of aircraft. : GLIDER
50. Jelly. : ASPIC
51. Post-midnight transportation. : OWLTRAINS
53. Bevel, as a timber. : SNAPE
54. Slalom racers use them. : SKIPOLES
56. ___ Pompilius, Roman king. : NUMA
58. "One-hoss" vehicle. : SHAY
59. A Brownell title: Abbr. : ATT
62. More vapid. : STALER
63. Man's name. : EGBERT
65. Chemistry suffixes. : OLS
66. Street noise. : BEEP
68. Wooden strip. : SLAT
69. Tallulah. : ALABAMAN
71. Springtime. : APRIL
73. Giggler. : SNIGGERER
75. About a drop. : MINIM
79. City on the Rhine. : BINGEN
81. Wound about. : ENLACED
82. Insect. : CICADA
83. To ___ (somewhat). : ADEGREE
85. Husband: Ger. : GATTE
86. Pace setters for those who keep up. : JONESES
87. Time of your life. : YOUTH
89. Home: Abbr. : RES
90. ___ friend. : LONGLOST
91. Adits for Alice. : RABBITHOLES
95. Bay north of Spain. : BISCAY
96. Atmosphere. : AURA
97. Eastern rulers. : RANIS
98. Mendès-France succeeded him. : LANIEL
99. Initials for a ruler. : HSH
102. Home of the Persian. : IRAN
103. Presently. : ANON
104. G. I. : BUCKPRIVATE
106. Chip. : NICK
107. Something taught. : LORE
108. Plant. : ALOE
109. Rumored. : NOISED
110. Tops. : ACES
111. Coaster. : SLED
112. Sweden's oldest university. : LUND
113. Brisk and smart. : SNAPPY
1. Busy man on Thanksgiving. : CHEF
2. Learn. : HEAR
3. Any seaweed. : ALGA
4. Stalemate. : TIE
5. Types of sweaters. : TURTLENECKS
6. Aggravate. : EMBITTER
7. Neighbor of France. : ITALIA
8. Canine cognomen. : ROVER
9. They now move by pipeline. : ORES
10. Conjunction. : NOR
11. Extemporize. : ADLIB
12. Town ___. : CRIERS
13. Butts. : TARGETS
14. Complete. : SWEEPING
15. Rugs for the trophy room. : TIGERSKINS
16. Prevent. : AVERT
17. European country: Native sp. : NORGE
18. Panzer division strength. : ARMOR
24. Les ___ Unis. : ETATS
29. Units of light. : LUMINA
31. Excuses. : ALIBIS
32. Philatelist's treasures. : COVERS
33. Milestone for Ph.D. student. : ORALS
34. Soft palates. : VELA
35. Eastern names. : ALIS
36. Hurricane ___. : LAMP
37. Trifle. : PALTER
40. Hammering. : MALLETING
41. Whip-tailed ray. : STINGAREE
43. It means "sunup." : IDAHO
44. Asian country. : NEPAL
45. Jane and Zane. : GREYS
47. Describing certain highways. : TWOLANE
48. Treated with contempt. : SNUBBED
51. Stones. : OPALS
52. Vilify. : SMEAR
55. Pronoun. : ITS
57. Branch. : ARM
59. Half of a capital city. : ABABA
60. Lukewarm. : TEPID
61. Tarnished: Fr. : TERNE
63. Puts into office. : ELECTS
64. A job for Clyde Beatty. : TAMINGALION
67. Money-saving devices. : PIGGYBANKS
69. Marbles. : AGATES
70. With subtlety. : NICELY
72. ___ s'amuse. : LEROI
74. Is too showy. : GLARES
76. Publius Ovidius ___. : NASO
77. Chemistry suffixes. : IDES
78. Place for a crow's-nest. : MAST
80. Certain colors. : NEUTRALS
82. Business organizations. : CONCERNS
84. Ethyl alcohol. : ETHANOL
86. Tito's name. : JOSIP
88. Balzac's name. : HONORE
90. United. : LINKED
91. Girl in "Arms and the Man." : RAINA
92. Of gold. : AURIC
93. Prop up. : BRACE
94. Arranged in rows. : LINED
95. Food in a phrase. : BACON
98. Something special: Slang. : LULU
99. Part of a padlock. : HASP
100. Level. : STEP
101. Cinematic first name. : HEDY
104. ___ masque. : BAL
105. Passing through. : VIA

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