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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 Down
1. Small herring. : SPRAT
6. Porbeagle. : SHARK
11. Lapwing. : PLOVER
17. 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
91. Snouted fish. : GAR
94. Thomas Wolfe hero. : GANT
95. Incarcerate. : JAIL
96. Awesome. : DREAD
98. 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
110. Californian herb. : NIEVETA
111. Monkey. : SIMIAN
112. Daydreamer. : MOONER
113. Shipping boxes. : CRATES
114. Animal tracks. : SIGNS
115. Mended, as shoes. : SOLED
1. Vaporous. : STEAMY
2. Relative of the cricket. : PRAYINGMANTIS
3. Rodeo worker. : ROPER
4. Part of G.I.'s address. : APO
5. Game fish. : TARPONS
6. Racing boats. : SCULLS
7. One of the Seven Dwarfs. : HAPPY
8. Blackbird. : ANI
9. Marmalade ingredient. : RIND
10. Joint. : KNEE
11. Litany. : PRAYER
12. Spaces between eye and bill. : LORES
13. Man's name. : OBED
14. Forefront. : VAN
15. Running away. : ELOPING
16. Circular ornament. : ROSETTE
17. Demanded. : ASKED
19. Shell-like decoration. : ESCALOP
21. Irish. : SETTER
23. Riviera resort. : CANNES
28. Portent. : OMEN
32. The Theatre: Slang. : SHOWBIZ
34. Woodchucks. : MARMOTS
36. Eagerness. : ARDOR
38. Desecrating. : UNHALLOWING
39. Check. : REIN
40. Be effective. : TELL
42. Grain. : OAT
44. Ad ___. : VALOREM
45. What "sine die" incicates. : NODATE
46. Prayer. : ORISON
48. Lunching. : EATING
49. Astonish. : AMAZE
50. Balkan region. : BANAT
52. Sharpen again. : REGRIND
54. San Joaquin Valley city. : FRESNO
55. Nearly extinct bird. : WHOOPINGCRANE
56. Worn away. : ERODED
57. Overfond ones. : DOTERS
60. "The stag at his eve had ___ his fill." : DRUNK
61. Shelters: Fr. : ABRIS
64. Nourishment. : ALIMENT
66. Fermented. : YEASTED
71. Seaman Jones and others. : DAVYS
74. Missing ___. : LINK
75. Girl's name. : SARA
77. Meadow grass. : POA
79. Dinner dish. : CUTLETS
80. New England resort. : NAHANT
82. Silky-haired hound. : AFGHAN
83. Useful compound. : PLASTIC
84. Cougar. : PANTHER
85. Cook. : BOIL
87. Saves. : REDEEMS
89. Las ___, Canary Island port. : PALMAS
90. Finches. : SERINS
92. Having seed pods. : ARILED
93. Very well: Slang. : ROGER
95. Mot ___ (the right word). : JUSTE
97. Ada of the Gay 90's. : REHAN
98. Massachusetts town. : ATHOL
100. Magpie. : PIET
101. Pronoun. : THIS
102. Partly: Prefix. : SEMI
106. Sen. Bowring. : EVA
108. Fur of a hooded seal. : WIG
109. 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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