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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
1. Farm units. : ACRES
6. Slipper. : MULE
10. Fraternal organization. : BPOE
14. Strict disciplinarians. : RAMRODS
21. Ionesco comedy. : RHINOCEROS
23. Moslem teacher. : ALIM
24. Transferee. : ALIENEE
25. Kind of collar. : TURTLENECK
26. His portrait is worth $10,000. : SALMONPCHASE
28. Chargers. : STEEDS
29. U. S. carrier. : KITTYHAWK
31. Storms. : RAGES
32. Biblical zoologist. : NOAH
34. Birds. : EMUS
35. House wing. : ELL
36. Hiding place for game. : COVERT
37. 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
79. What 91 Across should not be. : TIGERLESS
81. Blights. : BLASTS
82. Certain ions. : CATIONS
84. Tribunals of sorts. : KANGAROOCOURTS
86. Affect. : ACTON
87. French river. : CHER
89. Baltimoreans. : ORIOLES
90. Kind of shark. : LOAN
91. San Diego attraction. : ZOO
92. Thick slices. : SLAB
96. Numerical prefix. : TRI
97. Cordelia's sister. : REGAN
101. Grain beard. : AWN
102. Stendhal hero. : SOREL
104. "Three Men ___ Horse." : ONA
105. City SE of Paris. : SENS
107. Suffix in chemistry. : ANE
108. The White Hart. : INN
109. Muse with a lyre. : ERATO
111. Takes it all back. : EATSCROW
114. Adjuncts of 37 Across. : STABLES
118. 1917 monogram. : AEF
119. Egyptian god. : BES
122. ___ for (defend). : GOTOBAT
123. Threw. : HURLED
124. Quick to learn. : APT
125. Quantity of 41 Across. : BALE
126. Of a time period. : ERAL
127. Greek poet rescued by a dolphin. : ARION
128. Not reducible to powder form. : UNFRIABLE
130. Connect. : ENLINK
134. Captain of the Golden Hind. : FRANCISDRAKE
136. Rash actions. : IMPRUDENCE
139. Certain railroad cars. : TENDERS
140. Perfume. : ODOR
141. Target of a sort. : CLAYPIGEON
142. Pilot. : STEERER
143. Roman family, : GENS
144. Brontë heroine. : EYRE
145. Connection: It. : NESSO
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1. Wiles. : ARTS
2. Impatient exclamation. : CHUT
3. Laugh: Fr. : RIRE
4. Understanding. : ENTENTE
5. Ready for the SRO sign. : SOLDOUT
6. Bipeds. : MEN
7. Noun suffix. : URE
8. Sentimental ornament. : LOCKET
9. Kind of dog. : ESKIMO
10. Woody fibers. : BASTS
11. "The Frogs," for example. : PLAY
12. House owner's concern. : OILHEAT
13. Lady Hamilton's maiden name. : EMMALYON
14. Luxuriant. : RANK
15. Habitat for a chamois. : ALP
16. Tiny animals. : MICROBES
17. Repossess. : REHAVE
18. Asian wild ass. : ONAGER
19. ___ fox. : DESERT
20. Looks after. : SEESTO
22. Namesakes of a Borgia. : CESARES
27. Barn ___. : OWL
30. Box office flop. : TURKEY
33. ___ Leander. : HEROAND
36. Isle of Wight seaport. : COWES
37. Winnie was one. : POOH
38. Best possible. : AONE
39. Merganser. : SMEW
41. See 48 Across. : HOSS
42. Negligent. : REMISS
44. Amen. : SOBEIT
46. Courtroom phrase. : IDO
50. Viscid, oily and black. : TARLIKE
53. Transportation for 32 Across. : ARK
54. Blackstone, for one. : JURIST
55. Implants. : INSETS
56. Supports. : BEARS
58. Excitement. : EMOTION
59. Fur: Var. : RACOON
62. Arena performer. : TORERO
64. Re-analyze a sentence. : REPARSE
66. Skuld. : NORN
67. Smokes: Var. : SEGARS
69. Classifies. : ASSORTS
70. Appraiser. : VALUER
71. Polish city. : CRACOW
72. Useful palm stem. : RATTAN
73. Number of legs on a prawn. : TEN
74. Work unit. : ERG
75. Wing: Lat. : ALA
77. Agora coin. : OBOL
78. Florida county seat. : OCALA
80. Evening party. : SOIREE
83. Disdains. : SCORNS
85. Invented word. : COINAGE
88. Bladed tool. : HOE
91. Marked off in areas. : ZONED
93. Meat ___. : LOAF
94. Grasshopper's critic. : ANT
95. Monkey-bread tree. : BAOBAB
98. Dress. : GARB
99. Celebes ox. : ANOA
100. Lizard. : NEWT
102. Gun attachment. : SILENCER
103. Children's game. : LEAPFROG
106. Amass. : STOREUP
110. Make a second exchange. : RETRADE
112. Substitute. : STANDIN
113. Bucknell or Finch. : COLLEGE
114. Flagpoles. : SHAFTS
115. Small tower. : TURRET
116. Maeterlinck character. : ARIANE
117. One of the preferred. : BLONDE
120. Pacific islands. : ELLICE
121. Becoming. : SEEMLY
124. Flora ___ fauna. : AND
125. Boxer Max and others. : BAERS
128. Home of the borzoi. : USSR
129. Sacred image. : IKON
131. Agnes, in Madrid. : INES
132. Army men. : NCOS
133. Form of lotto. : KENO
135. Anger. : IRE
137. Equal value. : PAR
138. 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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