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ANIMAL KINGDOM

New York Times, Sunday, September 26, 1954

Author:
Natalie Hankemeyer
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 592 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 31
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,916
Across
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Small herring. : SPRAT
6
Porbeagle. : SHARK
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Lapwing. : PLOVER
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Herb genus. : ATROPA
18
See 21 Down. : CANINE
20
West Indian snooks. : ROBALOS
22
Globefishes. : SEAPORCUPINES
24
Sandy. : ARENOSE
25
"Knock On Wood" star. : KAYE
26
Feeler. : PALP
27
Tricked. : DECOYED
29
Cat or canary. : PET
30
Arab chieftain. : EMIR
31
Things unique. : ONLYS
33
Iowa city. : AMES
34
Glove. : MITT
35
Branch of physics: Abbr. : DYN
36
Mistress Page and others. : ANNS
37
Ballplayer. : HURLER
40
Aunt: Fr. : TANTE
41
Spiny shrub. : GORSE
43
Baseball term. : ONEON
44
Church official. : VERGER
45
Wanderer. : NOMAD
47
Aquatic growth. : SEAWHIP
50
Solace. : BALM
51
Eloquent one. : ORATOR
53
Chinese official. : AMBAN
54
Left land unplanted. : FALLOWED
58
Uproar. : DIN
59
Nightingale's cousin. : REDTAIL
61
Italian river. : ARNO
62
Into and beyond: Poet. : THRO
63
Thin Man's pup. : ASTA
65
Ursus horribilis. : GRIZZLYBEAR
67
Housewife's bete noire. : SOOT
68
Spadework. : TOIL
69
Ancient writing. : RUNE
70
Magnetic unit. : OERSTED
72
Like: Suffix. : ODE
73
Storing. : ENSILING
75
Gallant. : SWAIN
76
Charter. : MAPPER
78
Park Avenue symbol. : MINK
79
Army wagon. : CAISSON
81
Empty spaces. : VOIDS
82
Supplement. : APPEND
85
___ sienna. : BURNT
86
Indo-European. : ARYAN
88
Cut of beef. : FLANK
89
Broth. : POTAGE
90
Pronouns. : SHES
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Snouted fish. : GAR
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Thomas Wolfe hero. : GANT
95
Incarcerate. : JAIL
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Awesome. : DREAD
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Highest: Comb. form. : ACRO
99
Well-known monogram. : HST
100
Young hens. : PULLETS
103
Osprey. : ERNE
104
Spruce. : TRIG
105
Unbelief. : ATHEISM
107
Subject of Ishmael's story. : THEWHITEWHALE
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Californian herb. : NIEVETA
111
Monkey. : SIMIAN
112
Daydreamer. : MOONER
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Shipping boxes. : CRATES
114
Animal tracks. : SIGNS
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Mended, as shoes. : SOLED
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Vaporous. : STEAMY
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Relative of the cricket. : PRAYINGMANTIS
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Rodeo worker. : ROPER
4
Part of G.I.'s address. : APO
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Game fish. : TARPONS
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Racing boats. : SCULLS
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One of the Seven Dwarfs. : HAPPY
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Blackbird. : ANI
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Marmalade ingredient. : RIND
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Joint. : KNEE
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Litany. : PRAYER
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Spaces between eye and bill. : LORES
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Man's name. : OBED
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Forefront. : VAN
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Running away. : ELOPING
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Circular ornament. : ROSETTE
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Demanded. : ASKED
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Shell-like decoration. : ESCALOP
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Irish. : SETTER
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Riviera resort. : CANNES
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Portent. : OMEN
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The Theatre: Slang. : SHOWBIZ
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Woodchucks. : MARMOTS
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Eagerness. : ARDOR
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Desecrating. : UNHALLOWING
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Check. : REIN
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Be effective. : TELL
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Grain. : OAT
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Ad ___. : VALOREM
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What "sine die" incicates. : NODATE
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Prayer. : ORISON
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Lunching. : EATING
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Astonish. : AMAZE
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Balkan region. : BANAT
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Sharpen again. : REGRIND
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San Joaquin Valley city. : FRESNO
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Nearly extinct bird. : WHOOPINGCRANE
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Worn away. : ERODED
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Overfond ones. : DOTERS
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"The stag at his eve had ___ his fill." : DRUNK
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Shelters: Fr. : ABRIS
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Nourishment. : ALIMENT
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Fermented. : YEASTED
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Seaman Jones and others. : DAVYS
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Missing ___. : LINK
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Girl's name. : SARA
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Meadow grass. : POA
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Dinner dish. : CUTLETS
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New England resort. : NAHANT
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Silky-haired hound. : AFGHAN
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Useful compound. : PLASTIC
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Cougar. : PANTHER
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Cook. : BOIL
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Saves. : REDEEMS
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Las ___, Canary Island port. : PALMAS
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Finches. : SERINS
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Having seed pods. : ARILED
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Very well: Slang. : ROGER
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Mot ___ (the right word). : JUSTE
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Ada of the Gay 90's. : REHAN
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Massachusetts town. : ATHOL
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Magpie. : PIET
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Pronoun. : THIS
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Partly: Prefix. : SEMI
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Sen. Bowring. : EVA
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Fur of a hooded seal. : WIG
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Court. : WOO

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 21 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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