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WILD LIFE

New York Times, Sunday, December 3, 1972

Author:
Elmer Toro
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 106, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 645 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 100, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
Elmer Toro has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,513
Across
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Alas, to Caesar : VAE
4
Kingdom of old : MOAB
8
Feigns : ACTS
12
Building part : ELL
15
Alligator, for one : PEAR
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Stopover place : INN
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Heraldic band : ORLE
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Saguaros : CACTI
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Old car : REO
24
Celestial handle : ANSA
25
Blake's vision : TIGERTIGERBURNINGBRIGHT
30
Afghan or Thai : ASIAN
31
Employs : USES
32
Old Dutch measure : AAM
33
Kind of puss : SOUR
34
Eye part : LENS
35
Genesis name : CAIN
37
Skirt : MINI
38
Pays, as the bill : FOOTS
42
Start of a certain recipe : EYEOFNEWTANDTOEOFFROG
49
Dallas campus : SMU
50
Towel mark : HERS
51
" . . . over all the universe in ___" : AMAP
52
Banking abbr. : INT
53
Letter : CEE
56
Thy: Fr. : TES
57
Church vessel : FONT
58
Devoured : ATEUP
59
Ship ropes : TYES
60
"Cry 'Havoc!' ___" : ANDLETSLIPTHEDOGSOFWAR
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Rake : ROUE
66
Psyche parts : IDS
67
Fluids : SERA
68
Theater sign : SRO
69
Behold: Lat. : ECCE
70
Wind device : VANE
72
___ glance : ATA
73
Inlet : RIA
74
Boone : PAT
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Wrens' preying place : WHEREEAGLESDARENOTPERCH
84
Draft agency : SSS
85
Before la : TRA
86
Head sign : NOD
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"___, gentlemen" : TIME
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Gambling pieces : DICE
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Bellow's "Seize the ___" : DAY
90
Stage item : PROP
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Fine, to astronauts : AOK
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Cupid : AMOR
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Bye-bye, blackbird? : QUOTHTHERAVENNEVERMORE
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Jargon : CANT
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" . . . dreary ev'rywhere ___" : IROAM
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Is in debt : OWES
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Hero of "Exodus" : ARI
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Noises: Abbr. : SDS
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Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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Reaches : GETS
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Solar deity : ATEN
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Shipping abbr. : CIF
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Parlor-based line : SAIDTHESPIDERTOTHEFLY
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Shaw : ARTIE
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Chemical suffixes : INES
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Near, in France : PRES
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Chaplin : OONA
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Ranges: Abbr. : MTNS
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Electrical unit : REL
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Wings : ALAE
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Small cases : ETUIS
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Words of an oyster fancier : ANDWHETHERPIGSHAVEWINGS
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Napoleonic victory site : LODI
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Asian leader : MAO
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Waldheim's predecessor : THANT
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Tennyson poem : DORA
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Right turn : GEE
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Before, once : ERST
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Assn. : ORG
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Wife of Osiris : ISIS
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"Leda and the ___" : SWAN
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Not jrs. : SRS
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Essential : VITAL
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Cordial flavor : ANISE
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Fire or jet : ENGINE
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September time : MORN
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Crumb : ORT
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MacGraw : ALI
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Infatuation : BEGUIN
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Land measure : ACRE
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Conveyances : CABS
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Rival of 49 Across : TCU
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Tests to the limit : STRAINS
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Sea bird : ERN
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Body movers : LEGS
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Wolf : LOBO
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___ gloves : PAIROF
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Part of G. B. : ENG
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Tree : ASH
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Kind of race : RAT
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___ out : INAND
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Facile : EASY
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Early slave : ESNE
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Copier : IMITATOR
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Bridge word : RUFF
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Cupid's mate : COMET
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Make ___ about (complain) : AFUSS
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Moon crater : MARTH
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Indic language : ORIYA
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Pigment : TONER
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N.C.O.'s : SGTS
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Villa name : ESTE
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Forcible blows : WHOPS
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Bedouin home : TENT
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Ending : OMEGA
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Clair and Pleine : EAUS
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Contrary : OPPOSITE
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English poet and family : CAREWS
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Arden et al. : ENOCHS
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Elicits : EDUCES
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Castro : FIDEL
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"Be ___ and . . . " : ADEAR
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Brace : TWO
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Ogle : LEER
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Food fish : LING
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This, in Ponce : ESTA
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Bind with ropes : FRAP
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Like Mount Everest : VERYHIGH
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Auto org. : AAA
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Total : ADD
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Gypsy man : ROM
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Carnera et al. : PRIMOS
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Harmony : ACCORD
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"___ a small hotel . . . " : THERES
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French state : ETAT
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Vast, in poems : ENORM
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Soup: Sp. : SOPA
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Jackets : ETONS
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Winged Victory : NIKE
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Dutch town : EDAM
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Morse unit : DOT
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Light units : PHOTS
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Look for a new goal : REASPIRE
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Concerning : ANENT
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Arabian peninsula : QATAR
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Dark : UNLIT
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Ule or banyan : TREE
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Ayes and nays : VOTES
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Pitcher : EWER
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Pierre's cow : VACHE
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N. Y. Indians : ERIES
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Moroccan : RIFF
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Home, in Toledo : CASA
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Garden City college : ADELPHI
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Stupid one : DIMWIT
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Hebrew letter : TETH
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Word for krypton : INERT
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Bright fish : OPAH
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Walks on : TREADS
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Writer Pierre : LOTI
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Gig and Brigham : YOUNGS
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Niamey's river : NIGER
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Longears : ASSES
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Sub captain : NEMO
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Alioth, e.g. : STAR
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Fire god : AGNI
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Vessels of W. W. II : LSTS
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John, in Wales : EWAN
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Stout cousin : ALE
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Neighbor of Den. : NOR
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Dental degree : DDS
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Whole ___ : HOG
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Plane pilots' abbr. : IAS
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Oath : VOW
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Epoch : ERA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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