06.03.13 — Pigs

A pig is any of the animals in the genus Sus within the Suidae family of even-toed ungulates.  Pigs include the domestic pig and its ancestor, the common Eurasian wild boar (Sus scrofa), along with other species; related creatures outside the genus include the babirusa and the warthog.  Pigs, like all suids, are native to the Eurasian and African continents.  Juvenile pigs are known as piglets.  Pigs are omnivores and are highly social and intelligent animals. ~ Wikipedia 


Monday, June 3, 2013

Puzzle by John Lampkin / Edited by Will Shortz

Five phrases utilizing the image of a pig constitute the interrelated group of this Monday crossword:

PIG IN A POKE (17A. Unseen purchase)
SOW’S EAR (39A. You can’t make a silk purse out of it, they say)
PORK BARREL  (63A. Like some wasteful government spending)
HOG HEAVEN (11D. Ecstatic state, informally)
HAM-FISTED (34D. Clumsy)


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