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ANIMAL CRACKS

New York Times, Sunday, April 5, 1987

Author:
Arthur W. Palmer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 538 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Arthur W. Palmer has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,662
Across
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Cake topper : ICER
5
Assns. : ORGS
9
Purloined : STOLE
14
During : AMID
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Standard : MODEL
20
Origin : ROOT
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School : TRAIN
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Land or strip follower : MINE
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Good will : AMITY
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Smokey, shoeless? : BEARFOOTED
26
Movie dog : ASTA
27
Eyeglass : MONOCLE
29
Want : DEARTH
30
Concord : UNISON
32
C. Norris novel : BREAD
33
Perfect serve : ACE
34
Native of Tabriz : IRANI
35
Stretch tight : TAUTEN
37
Leathery actress? : ELKYSOMMER
41
Birthplace of Constantine the Great : NIS
44
Monster : OGRE
45
Spanish Surrealist : DALI
47
Trims : LOPS
48
Econ. indicator : GNP
49
Olivier's title : LORD
50
Diving birds : LOONS
52
Lose color : FADE
53
One of the Canary Islands : PALMA
55
Kind of trip : EGO
56
Like a dolphin with a plan? : PORPOISEFUL
58
Indo-Iranian : ARYAN
59
Flan, in France : TARTE
60
Category : CLASS
61
Lets : RENTS
62
Sometimes they're hidden : AGENDA
64
___-Alföld, Hungarian plain : KIS
65
City in Mich.'s thumb : BADAXE
67
Viewing instrument, for short : SCOPE
68
" . . . Good News from ___ to Aix": Browning : GHENT
70
Gilroy's "subject" : ROSES
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Coat adjunct : LAPEL
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Dessert for a ruminant? : ORANGEMOOSE
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Grand piano's rel. : HPS
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Yearns : ACHES
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Riches' beginning : RAGS
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White oak : ROBLE
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Poet Teasdale : SARA
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Contend : VIE
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Behold, to Brutus : ECCE
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Countersink : REAM
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Exult : CROW
85
Antony's loan request : EAR
86
African antelope's country? : GNUENGLAND
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Lawyers' presentations : BRIEFS
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Unions of sorts : BLOCS
94
Feel poorly : AIL
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Scale : CLIMB
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Site of Fort McIntosh : LAREDO
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Tim in "The Highwayman" : OSTLER
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Hits the hay : RETIRES
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Puzzler's favorite ox : ANOA
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Rocinante's master? : DONKEYXOTE
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Musical exercise : ETUDE
109
Mirthquakes : YAKS
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Type of down : EIDER
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Time after the nones : IDES
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Black buck : SASIN
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Editor's notation : STET
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Yukon transportation : SLEDS
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Mailed : SENT
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Mother of Zeus : RHEA
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Islamic spiritual leader : IMAM
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Lake north of Milano : COMO
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Transportation for McTavish? : EDINBURRO
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Answered sharply : RETORTED
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Round : ORBED
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Pitcher Preacher : ROE
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Spur : GOAD
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Run of luck : STREAK
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Caches : STORES
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Hambletonian event : TROT
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___ of office : OATH
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Fairway position : LIE
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Tolerates : ENDURES
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Violently : AMAIN
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Stray cat? : MISSINGLYNX
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Division word : INTO
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Doyen : DEAN
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French school : LYCEE
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Impudent, in Yorkshire : FACY
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Inn owner : LANDLORD
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V.P. under G.R.F. : NAR
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Actuate : IMPEL
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Metalware for trays : TOLE
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Excited : AGOG
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Marry in haste : ELOPE
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Spanish linen : LINO
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Several Norwegian kings : OLAFS
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___ operandi : MODUS
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Convict : INMATE
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Bridges : SPANS
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Certain trunk : AORTA
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Makes indisposed : SICKENS
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Guests of Lucullus : FEASTER
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Former Redskin great : PARDEE
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Locales : AREAS
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Tailors' lapboards : PANELS
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First-aid contrivance : SLING
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Siouan shelter : TEPEE
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Locust tree, e.g. : ACACIA
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Minnesotan is bankrupt? : GOPHERBROKE
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Word in a Yalie's refrain : BOOLA
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Collect : ASSEMBLE
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Spartacus, e.g. : SLAVE
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Adorn : GRACE
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Former golfer Walter : HAGEN
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Wearing a galabia : ROBED
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Virgil's god of the underworld : ORCUS
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"And day's at the ___": Browning : MORN
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Bugs's groomer? : HAREBRUSH
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Univ. V.I.P. : PROF
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Maxims : SAWS
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Turkish weapon : SCIMITAR
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Creates a cryptogram : ENCODES
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Jupiter, to Juvenal : GOD
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Spruers : GATERS
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Mariposa, e.g. : LILY
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Actress Smith : ALEXIS
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Ceremonies : RITES
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Kind of flycatcher : LEAST
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Surfer's surface : CREST
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Ballads : LAYS
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Sci. course : ANAT
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Wave, on the Seine : ONDE
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Timetable, for short : SKED
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Used a stage : RODE
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Widow of Ernie K. : EDIE
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Soprano Jurinac : SENA
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OPEC concern : OIL
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Last of a count : TEN

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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