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ANIMAL CRACKS

New York Times, Sunday, November 7, 1982

Author:
Vincent L. Osborne
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 551 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Vincent L. Osborne has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,052
Across
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Sound : FIT
4
Con man's ploy : SCAM
8
Main part of a mountain range : MASSIF
14
Site of St. Nicholas's tomb : BARI
18
"Kilroy was ___" : HERE
19
Break : TAME
20
Actress De Carlo : YVONNE
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Black : EBON
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Opposite of aweather : ALEE
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Sketch an African king? : DRAWTHELION
25
Jewish month : ADAR
26
Spiffy : NIFTY
28
Locales for crests : PILEA
29
Equivoque : PUN
30
Trojan horse, e.g. : RUSE
31
Refuge for wildebeests? : GNUHAVEN
33
Quod ___ faciendum : ERAT
36
Remove surgically : RESECT
38
Goddess of the moon : SELENE
39
Roebuck's pride : ANTLER
41
He fought at Gettysburg : CUSTER
43
Essen name : KRUPP
46
Cranial cavity : SINUS
48
Of ___ (mediocre) : ASORT
49
Calaveras County celebrity : FROG
53
Cinch : SNAP
54
Line on a weather map : ISOBAR
56
Hebrides dialect : ERSE
57
St.-John's-bread : CAROB
59
Headcheese : BRAWN
61
Eclat : RENOWN
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Etoile : ASTRE
64
Some keys : ISLETS
66
Supple : LITHE
69
Equines for the Continental Congress? : PHILADELPHIAFILLIES
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A snowflake is one : SOLID
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Sinew : TENDON
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Island of the Hospitalers : MALTA
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Profits from error : LEARNS
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Shofars, e.g. : HORNS
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Wimbledon lane : ALLEY
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Medieval silk fabric : ACCA
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Rum drink : MAITAI
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June 13, e.g. : IDES
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Raw : SORE
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Crops : CRAWS
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___ nach Osten : DRANG
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Funest : FATAL
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Hindu instruments : SITARS
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Passé : OLDHAT
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One of the Magi : GASPAR
106
Again and yet again : THRICE
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TV journalist : KALB
109
Hoary leporid? : GRAYHARE
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Complain : BEEF
112
Stout : ALE
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Passage from a narthex : AISLE
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European finch : SERIN
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Ionian gulf : ARTA
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Stray wildcat? : MISSINGLYNX
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Hill : RISE
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Berliner's brew : BIER
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Informed : POSTED
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"___ sanctorum" : ACTA
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Nob : PATE
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River on The Broads : YARE
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Coxswains : STEERS
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Parnassian : POET
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Exultant cry : AHA
Down
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Ocelot or serval : FELINE
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Wroth : IREFUL
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Undergo odontiasis : TEETHE
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Yardstick: Abbr. : STD
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"___ diem" : CARPE
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In great haste : AMAIN
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Whimper : MEWL
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Hind's lament? : MYHARTSINTHEHIGHLANDS
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Hail : AVE
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Peruvian coin : SOL
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Scrap : SNIP
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Hemingway's "___ Time" : INOUR
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African fox : FENNEC
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Musts for Smokey? : BEARESSENTIALS
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Type of muscle : ABDUCTOR
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Certain turkeys : ROASTERS
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Anent : INRE
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Is undecided : HANGS
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Brooke Shields, for one : TEEN
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Doughboy : YANK
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___ de société : VERS
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Khan and MacGraw : ALIS
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Domingo is one : TENOR
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Newman's "Apologia pro Vita ___" : SUA
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Horrify : APPALL
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Hick : RUBE
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Hwy. : RTE
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Spontaneous : UNBID
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Do a Latin student's task : PARSE
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___ Joaquin : SAN
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Agricultural loan agcy. : FCA
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Grates : RASPS
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Correct: Prefix : ORTHO
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Thugs vs. goons? : GORILLAWARFARE
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Brioche : ROLL
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Misrepresent : BELIE
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Emulated Niobe : WEPT
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Mrs. Flintstone : WILMA
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Chinese: Comb. form : SINO
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Opening word : HELLO
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Banana oil, for one : ESTER
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Furniture style : ADAM
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Unmoored : ADRIFT
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Oscar winner: 1982 : FONDA
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Small map : INSET
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Pro vote : AYE
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Dosimetry unit : RAD
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Robert De ___ of films : NIRO
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Still-hunt : STALK
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Chemists' org. : ACS
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Touchstones : CRITERIA
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Medical device : CATHETER
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Time ___ half : ANDA
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"Centennial," e.g. : SAGA
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Wagers : LAYS
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Performs carelessly : SCAMPS
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" . . . ___ fat hen" : ABIG
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Tenzing Norkay, for one : SHERPA
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Ishmael : PARIAH
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Awn : ARISTA
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Zola heroine : RENEE
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He wrote "Gerontion" : ELIOT
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Chemical prefix : GLYCO
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Gallic income : RENTE
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"My Melancholy ___" : BABY
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To live, to Livy : ESSE
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Cuff : SLAP
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Cash follower : IER
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Totem pole : XAT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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