08.13.08 -- Kitty

Christian the Lion
So these two people raised this lion cub who they named Christian, and sadly he got too big for them to take care of so they decided to release him to live as a wild lion.
Well, in this footage, a year has passed and it looks like Christian's adapted to living with a pride of lions when his old friends come back to visit him. Watch closely and you can see the look of pure disbelief that dawns on his muzzle- it's awesome. Next thing you know, we have a heart warming reunion. Not long after, members of Christian's pride approach and even they seem to accept Christian's human friends.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Puzzle by Victor Fleming, edited by Will Shortz
Four 15-letter across interrelated entries are featured in today’s crossword: ACTRESSCARLISLE (17. Kitty); POKERTABLEMONEY (27. Kitty); GUNSMOKEBARKEEP (46. Kitty); and NICKNAMEFORACAT (59. Kitty). O. K. The rest of the list is as follows:
Eight-letter entries: INCISORS (2D. Canines’ neighbors); NOTTAKEN (3D. Available); ONESHARE (39D. Corporate gadfly’s purchase, maybe); PREFACED (38D. Served as an intro to).
Seven-letter: EXOTICA (25A. Things from faraway lands); GOTTAGO (42D. “Bye now!”); IMITATE (52A. Flatter, in a way); XEROXED (9D. Reproduced, in a way).
Six-letter: DEEJAY (13D. Wedding hiree); DUSTIN (11D. Hoffman who has won two Oscars); ENAMEL (8D. Paint type); ENLACE (12D. Tie up); GIANTS (46D. Super Bowl XLII winners); KARATE (51D. Dojo discipline); LITTLE (20A. Hardly anything); LOOMED (19D. Was imminent); NIACIN (48D. Vitamin in liver); 57A. OPRAHS Book Club; REMAIN (34D. Stick); REPROS (50D. Dupes); SALARY (23A. Resume datum); SHEAFS (53A. Binds in a bundle); STELAR (5D. Like an inscribed pillar); TURTLE (4D. Terrarium denizen); UMPIRE (47D. Diamond authority).
Five-letter: ASNER (32A. Grant portrayer); BEIGE (28D. Neutral hue); DEPOT (37A. Where to get off); DINTS (1A. Forces); 14A. Come INOUT of the rain; OTERI (64A. “S.N.L.” alum Cheri); SEDER (67A. Pesach feast); SERTA (18D. Spring Air rival); YAHOO (44D. Gleeful shout).
Four-letter: DIAL (1D. Lock feature); DUNE (16A. Rise by the shore); ERST (33D. Lead-in to while); FLEX (6A. Show off at the gym, say); GIST (63A. Main idea); GONE (15A. Disappeared); IDED (10A. Fingered, briefly); ITRY (55A. Humble reply to praise); LOCO (7D. Plumb crazy); OMOO (21A. Melville title); OTIS (66A. Maker of moving walkways); SENS (65A. Members in a 100-member club: Abbr.); STIR (58D. Move a bit); TRIO (62A. The Stooges, e.g.); TUBS (36D. Spots for soaks); TONE (26D. Music quality); YARN (24D. Adventurers’ tale); 56D. “YESI Can” (Sammy Davis Jr. autobiography).
Stuff in the litter-box: APA, ARE, DEN, ERE, FGS, FTS, GUY, KOS, IDI, NIT, PEA, REG, RNA, TAP, TAJ.
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NYTAnonimo said...

Nice write up Donald. Loved the Kitty link which checks out here with more of the story details.

DONALD said...


Thanks. The link you provide is, as usual, quite helpful!