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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
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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
Down
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Busy man on Thanksgiving. : CHEF
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Learn. : HEAR
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Any seaweed. : ALGA
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Stalemate. : TIE
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Types of sweaters. : TURTLENECKS
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Aggravate. : EMBITTER
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Neighbor of France. : ITALIA
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Canine cognomen. : ROVER
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They now move by pipeline. : ORES
10
Conjunction. : NOR
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Extemporize. : ADLIB
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Town ___. : CRIERS
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Butts. : TARGETS
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Complete. : SWEEPING
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Rugs for the trophy room. : TIGERSKINS
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Prevent. : AVERT
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European country: Native sp. : NORGE
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Panzer division strength. : ARMOR
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Les ___ Unis. : ETATS
29
Units of light. : LUMINA
31
Excuses. : ALIBIS
32
Philatelist's treasures. : COVERS
33
Milestone for Ph.D. student. : ORALS
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Soft palates. : VELA
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Eastern names. : ALIS
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Hurricane ___. : LAMP
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Trifle. : PALTER
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Hammering. : MALLETING
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Whip-tailed ray. : STINGAREE
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It means "sunup." : IDAHO
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Asian country. : NEPAL
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Jane and Zane. : GREYS
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Describing certain highways. : TWOLANE
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Treated with contempt. : SNUBBED
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Stones. : OPALS
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Vilify. : SMEAR
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Pronoun. : ITS
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Branch. : ARM
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Half of a capital city. : ABABA
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Lukewarm. : TEPID
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Tarnished: Fr. : TERNE
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Puts into office. : ELECTS
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A job for Clyde Beatty. : TAMINGALION
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Money-saving devices. : PIGGYBANKS
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Marbles. : AGATES
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With subtlety. : NICELY
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___ s'amuse. : LEROI
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Is too showy. : GLARES
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Publius Ovidius ___. : NASO
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Chemistry suffixes. : IDES
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Place for a crow's-nest. : MAST
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Certain colors. : NEUTRALS
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Business organizations. : CONCERNS
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Ethyl alcohol. : ETHANOL
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Tito's name. : JOSIP
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Balzac's name. : HONORE
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United. : LINKED
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Girl in "Arms and the Man." : RAINA
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Of gold. : AURIC
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Prop up. : BRACE
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Arranged in rows. : LINED
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Food in a phrase. : BACON
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Something special: Slang. : LULU
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Part of a padlock. : HASP
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Level. : STEP
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Cinematic first name. : HEDY
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___ masque. : BAL
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Passing through. : VIA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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