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ANIMAL KINGDOM

New York Times, Sunday, December 10, 1961

Author:
Aida Cromwell
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 658 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 155, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 7, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,531
Across
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Farm units. : ACRES
6
Slipper. : MULE
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Fraternal organization. : BPOE
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Strict disciplinarians. : RAMRODS
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Ionesco comedy. : RHINOCEROS
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Moslem teacher. : ALIM
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Transferee. : ALIENEE
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Kind of collar. : TURTLENECK
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His portrait is worth $10,000. : SALMONPCHASE
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Chargers. : STEEDS
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U. S. carrier. : KITTYHAWK
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Storms. : RAGES
32
Biblical zoologist. : NOAH
34
Birds. : EMUS
35
House wing. : ELL
36
Hiding place for game. : COVERT
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See 1 Across. : PASTURE
40
Rocky peak. : TOR
41
Feed. : HAY
42
Italian man's name. : ROBERTO
43
Devices for measuring eggs. : OOMETERS
45
Japanese city. : KIOTO
47
Sheep. : EWE
48
With 41 Down, shay-power. : ONE
49
Carbon particles. : SOOT
51
Mss. men. : EDS
52
Designates. : NAMES
54
Crane arm. : JIB
57
Woodsman : HEWER
60
Arab's robe. : ABA
61
Eddie of baseball. : YOST
63
___ de veau (sweetbread). : RIS
64
Mystic saying. : RUNE
65
Methods. : MANNERS
68
Epsom horse race (with "the"). : OAKS
70
Vice ___. : VERSA
71
Hypocrite's forte. : CROCODILETEARS
76
More richly lathered. : SOAPIER
78
Cicero. : ORATOR
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What 91 Across should not be. : TIGERLESS
81
Blights. : BLASTS
82
Certain ions. : CATIONS
84
Tribunals of sorts. : KANGAROOCOURTS
86
Affect. : ACTON
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French river. : CHER
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Baltimoreans. : ORIOLES
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Kind of shark. : LOAN
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San Diego attraction. : ZOO
92
Thick slices. : SLAB
96
Numerical prefix. : TRI
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Cordelia's sister. : REGAN
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Grain beard. : AWN
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Stendhal hero. : SOREL
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"Three Men ___ Horse." : ONA
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City SE of Paris. : SENS
107
Suffix in chemistry. : ANE
108
The White Hart. : INN
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Muse with a lyre. : ERATO
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Takes it all back. : EATSCROW
114
Adjuncts of 37 Across. : STABLES
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1917 monogram. : AEF
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Egyptian god. : BES
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___ for (defend). : GOTOBAT
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Threw. : HURLED
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Quick to learn. : APT
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Quantity of 41 Across. : BALE
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Of a time period. : ERAL
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Greek poet rescued by a dolphin. : ARION
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Not reducible to powder form. : UNFRIABLE
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Connect. : ENLINK
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Captain of the Golden Hind. : FRANCISDRAKE
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Rash actions. : IMPRUDENCE
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Certain railroad cars. : TENDERS
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Perfume. : ODOR
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Target of a sort. : CLAYPIGEON
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Pilot. : STEERER
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Roman family, : GENS
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Brontë heroine. : EYRE
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Connection: It. : NESSO
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Wiles. : ARTS
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Impatient exclamation. : CHUT
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Laugh: Fr. : RIRE
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Understanding. : ENTENTE
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Ready for the SRO sign. : SOLDOUT
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Bipeds. : MEN
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Noun suffix. : URE
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Sentimental ornament. : LOCKET
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Kind of dog. : ESKIMO
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Woody fibers. : BASTS
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"The Frogs," for example. : PLAY
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House owner's concern. : OILHEAT
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Lady Hamilton's maiden name. : EMMALYON
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Luxuriant. : RANK
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Habitat for a chamois. : ALP
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Tiny animals. : MICROBES
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Repossess. : REHAVE
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Asian wild ass. : ONAGER
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___ fox. : DESERT
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Looks after. : SEESTO
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Namesakes of a Borgia. : CESARES
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Barn ___. : OWL
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Box office flop. : TURKEY
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___ Leander. : HEROAND
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Isle of Wight seaport. : COWES
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Winnie was one. : POOH
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Best possible. : AONE
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Merganser. : SMEW
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See 48 Across. : HOSS
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Negligent. : REMISS
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Amen. : SOBEIT
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Courtroom phrase. : IDO
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Viscid, oily and black. : TARLIKE
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Transportation for 32 Across. : ARK
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Blackstone, for one. : JURIST
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Implants. : INSETS
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Supports. : BEARS
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Excitement. : EMOTION
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Fur: Var. : RACOON
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Arena performer. : TORERO
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Re-analyze a sentence. : REPARSE
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Skuld. : NORN
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Smokes: Var. : SEGARS
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Classifies. : ASSORTS
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Appraiser. : VALUER
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Polish city. : CRACOW
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Useful palm stem. : RATTAN
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Number of legs on a prawn. : TEN
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Work unit. : ERG
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Wing: Lat. : ALA
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Agora coin. : OBOL
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Florida county seat. : OCALA
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Evening party. : SOIREE
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Disdains. : SCORNS
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Invented word. : COINAGE
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Bladed tool. : HOE
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Marked off in areas. : ZONED
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Meat ___. : LOAF
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Grasshopper's critic. : ANT
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Monkey-bread tree. : BAOBAB
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Dress. : GARB
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Celebes ox. : ANOA
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Lizard. : NEWT
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Gun attachment. : SILENCER
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Children's game. : LEAPFROG
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Amass. : STOREUP
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Make a second exchange. : RETRADE
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Substitute. : STANDIN
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Bucknell or Finch. : COLLEGE
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Flagpoles. : SHAFTS
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Small tower. : TURRET
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Maeterlinck character. : ARIANE
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One of the preferred. : BLONDE
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Pacific islands. : ELLICE
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Becoming. : SEEMLY
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Flora ___ fauna. : AND
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Boxer Max and others. : BAERS
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Home of the borzoi. : USSR
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Sacred image. : IKON
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Agnes, in Madrid. : INES
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Army men. : NCOS
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Form of lotto. : KENO
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Anger. : IRE
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Equal value. : PAR
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Grain. : RYE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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