06.29.12 — Of the Forest

Orangutan at Berlin Zoo, Germany, April 2009 —
Although orangutans may consume leaves, shoots,
and even bird eggs, fruit is the most important part of their diet.


Friday, June 29, 2012

Puzzle by Patrick Berry / Edited by Will Shortz

Across — 1. Inelegance, BAD TASTE; 9. One form of the Egyptian god Set, HIPPO; 14. Yanks, AMERICANS; 16. Light bulb, maybe, ONION; 17. 1970s-’80s band whose debut album was the soundtrack to a Richard Pryor film, ROSE ROYCE; 18. Die down, ABATE; 19. Group of stars, DREAM TEAM; 20. Doesn’t just glance, GAZES; 21. The friends on “Friends,” e.g., SEXTET; 22. Like “sissies”, SIBILANT; 24. Pill bottle recommendation, DOSE; 26. Inspire, LEAD TO; 27. Something to chew on, COCA; 30. Factory-inspecting org., OSHA; 32. Genre spoofed by “The Cheap Detective”, NOIR; 33. HAROLD’S Chicken Shack (Chicago-based restaurant chain); 35. “Make yourself scarce!”, AMSCRAY; 37. “The Good Earth” wife, O-LAN; 38. Obama’s birthplace, OAHU; 40. Newman’s “Hud” co-star, NEAL; 41. Daft, MENTAL; 43. Brand once pitched by Lorne Greene, ALPO; 45. Tendency to push the envelope, EDGINESS; 47. Going up, ABLAZE; 52. Harass nonstop, HOUND; 53. Stranded motorists’ aids, CALL BOXES; 55. Type in, ENTER; 56. Some Monopoly holdings, UTILITIES; 57. Former NPR host Hansen, LIANE; 58. Event worth celebrating, MILESTONE; 59. They have two legs, PANTS; 60. As much as possible, TO THE MAX.

Down — 1. Medieval entertainers, BARDS; 2. Casanova’s love, AMORE; 3. Fix, DESEX; 4. Get the tab, TREAT; 5. Military decoration that depicts a flying eagle, AIR MEDAL; 6. Callas contemporary, SCOTTO; 7. “Private Practice” actor Diggs, TAYE; 8. Packs protectively, ENCASES; 9. Long lunch?, HOAGIE; 10. Not tipping to either side, IN BALANCE; 1. 1982 Razzie winner for “Butterfly”, PIA ZADORA; 12. Latent greatness, POTENTIAL; 13. Like ranch houses, ONE STORY; 15. Opening half?, SEMI; 23. Gunfight sound effect, BLAM; 25. Six-time Silver Slugger winner, SOSA; 27. Scotland, to poets, CALEDONIA; 28. Literally, “man of the forest”, ORANGUTAN; 29. Big piece of crust?, CONTINENT; 31. Transport, HAUL; 33. Shut-in’s caregiver, in Britain, HOME HELP; 34. Company whose mascot is Bobby Banana, DOLE; 36. High-hat, SNOBBISH; 39. Attacks a project vigorously, HAS AT IT; 42. Guitarist Segovia, ANDRES; 44. Shipping base, PALLET; 46. Disgusting film, SCUM; 48. Werther’s love in a Goethe novel, LOTTE; 49. Self-evident proposition, AXIOM; 50. Ethan Frome’s sickly wife, ZEENA; 51. Robert Devereaux’s earldom, ESSEX; 54. Title character of a 2002 Disney film, LILO.


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redapes said...

Where did you find this gorgeous orangutan photo? Did you take it? I'd love to use it on my organization's Facebook pages.

Thanks, Rich {:(|}

Executive Director
Orangutan Outreach

DONALD said...

Orangutan at Berlin Zoo, Germany


English: Orangutan at Berlin Zoo, Germany.

Date 30 April 2009, 14:02:52


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