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ZOOLOGICAL LINKS

New York Times, Sunday, September 6, 1992

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 533 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,643
Across
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Exclamation of regret : ALAS
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Steak order : RARE
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Hebrew dry measure : EPHA
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A son of Bela: 1 Chr. 7:7 : IRI
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Fluffy stuff : LINT
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Wild goat : IBEX
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Thick slice : SLAB
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Trice : MOMENT
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Actress Swenson : INGA
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Entreaty : PLEA
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Concern : CARE
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Unit of electric current : AMPERE
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COW ___ : BELLBOYSCOUTMASTERKEY
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Paragons : IDEALS
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Chopin offering : ETUDE
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Oleo, to a Brit : MARGE
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Philippine fort : COTA
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Robe for a mulier : STOLA
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Plato, to Aristotle : TEACHER
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Marley, to Scrooge : PARTNER
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Muslim princes : EMIRS
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Baltic island : AERO
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Shun : AVOID
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Cockle : OAST
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Source of the Blue Nile : TANA
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Grave marker : STELE
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DOG ___ : TAGTEAMWORKSHOPKEEPER
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Understanding reply : ISEE
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Gather up : GARNER
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Roman goddess of the harvest : OPS
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Giant great : OTT
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Erubescent : ROSY
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Gilt : SOW
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Saucy : PERT
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Trippet : CAM
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Needle fish : GAR
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Actress Pagett : NICOLA
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Alpert's "Spanish ___" : FLEA
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CAT ___ : TAILGATECRASHLANDLORD
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Restylings : REDOS
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Insects' wings : ALAE
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Peacock : PAON
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Early Greek colony : IONIA
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Natives: Suffix : ITES
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Do some shuffling : EVADE
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Those on whom payment orders are issued : DRAWEES
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Knead : MASSAGE
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Bury : INTER
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Bourse : SALE
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Ancient zitherlike instruments : ASORS
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Chirping sound : TWEET
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Skins: Comb. form : DERMAS
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HORSE ___ : HAIRPINWHEELCHAIRLIFT
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Whirlpools : EDDIES
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Ireland, to Gaels : EIRE
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Hectarage : AREA
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Hersey's "___ the Valley" : INTO
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Yield : RELENT
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Frugally coped : EKED
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Foot soldier in India : PEON
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Retain : KEEP
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His, in Paris : SES
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Husing and Weems : TEDS
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Transmitted : SENT
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Nods : ERRS
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Lardner's "___ Ike" : ALIBI
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Fur or stream follower : LINED
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Aspect : ANGLE
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Hanging "icicle" in a cave : STALACTITE
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Counterstroke : RIPOSTE
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With skill : ABLY
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A teammate of Roe : REESE
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Demands : EXACTS
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Portuguese coin : ESCUDO
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Tiny bodies that aid coagulation : PLATELETS
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Disserve : HARM
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Opposite the middle of a ship's side : ABEAM
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Curses : IMPRECATES
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Emit fumes : REEK
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Dictator's phrase : INRE
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Mothers: Lat. : MATRES
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Finale : OMEGA
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Elizabeth Mackintosh's pen name : TEY
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Renoir's "The ___ Bather" : BLONDE
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Déclassé : OUT
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Henchman : SATRAP
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Bouquets sans color : AROMAS
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Oriental nursemaid : AMAH
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Micawber's boss : HEEP
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Character in Trollope's "Phineas Finn" : ERLE
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Old African big-game gun : ROER
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Place for a "steak-out" : PATIO
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Nautical "Halt!" : AVAST
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Thesaurus compiler : ROGET
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Daughter of Cadmus : INO
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Askew : AWRY
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Solomon, to David : SON
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"___ bien" : TRES
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Family branch : SEPT
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Attic market : AGORA
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Sweden's monetary unit : KRONA
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Muslim's sacred book : KORAN
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Remnants : RAGS
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Mere handful : WISP
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Kind of pony : POLO
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Cousins of dik-diks : ELANDS
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Doppelgänger's kin : CLONE
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John Denver album : AERIE
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___ a wet hen : MADAS
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Text explanations : GLOSSARIES
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Part of a Latin dance : CHA
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Delicate; graceful : FLOWERLIKE
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Svelte : TRIM
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Bataan group : AETA
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When Brutus became brutal : IDES
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Mermaid or Mitre : TAVERN
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Qua ___ (here and there) : It. : ELA
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Muslim judge : CADI
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Registered again : REENTERED
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Phone caller, at times : DIALER
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Solipsistic person : EGOIST
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Beaming : RADIANT
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Quaker in a grove : ASPEN
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Fall fabrics : TWEEDS
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Moray : EEL
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Newsy summaries : RECAPS
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"___ Leilani," Crosby hit : SWEET
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Hellman book: 1979 : THREE
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He may do some stripping : MINER
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In honor of : AFTER
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Card game : STOPS
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Ferlinghetti novel : HER
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Fruit drinks : ADES
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Pointless : IDLE
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Boost in price : HIKE
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Indefinitely long period : AEON

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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