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I seek his crypt and come to visit
the site of Humpty's fated falls
where definitions aren't explicit.
But as with most awaited walls,
connect the groups and you won't miss it.
Please, identify the Ated Als.

  • Gangster in a bus (4)
  • Opposite of writing everything twice about object oriented programming (6)
  • Iron fifty nine (5)
  • Woman that is five empty liters (6)
  • Red flag I mixed up (8)
  • Channel Island has the queen instead of Stack Exchange (5)
  • Electroacoustic transducer and lock opener (6)
  • Nickel in a quarry (6)
  • A poem about me (4)
  • Oscar followed Lily’s cousin back without me (5)
  • Err; go wrong (5)
  • At first I protected princesses in heaven (6)
  • Crazy, nosy OP (6)
  • He messed with Trump (7)
  • Odd things go eery (6)
  • Beginning of the other mother (3)
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  • $\begingroup$ What's the character at the beginning of "Iron fifty nine"? It seems to be the box character for me. $\endgroup$
    – justhalf
    May 4, 2022 at 4:53
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    $\begingroup$ @justhalf sorry, it was some stray character that wasn't visible to me. Perhaps an artifact of copying and pasting from macOS Notes. $\endgroup$
    – caPNCApn
    May 4, 2022 at 16:43

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These "Ated Als" are actually

Animated Animals!

Each of these is

a cryptic clue, except without a definition. The clues' solutions are as follows:

Gangster in a bus (4)
→ G inside BUS = BU(G)S

Opposite of writing everything twice about object oriented programming (6)
DRY around OOP = DROOPY

Iron fifty nine (5)
→ FE + LIX = FELIX

Woman that is five empty liters (6)
→ F + IE + V + EL = FIEVEL

Red flag I mixed up (8)
→ REDFLAGI anagram = GARFIELD

Channel Island has the queen instead of Stack Exchange (5)
→ JERSEY with SE changed to R = JERRY

Electroacoustic transducer and lock opener (6)
→ MIC + KEY = MICKEY

Nickel in a quarry (6)
→ NI inside MINE = MINNIE

A poem about me (4)
→ ODE around I = ODIE

Oscar followed Lily’s cousin back without me (5)
→ O after TULIP reversed, minus I = PLUTO

Err; go wrong (5)
→ ERRGO anagram = ROGER

At first I protected princesses in heaven (6)
→ initials of "I Protected Princesses" in SKY = SKIPPY

Crazy, nosy OP (6)
→ NOSYOP anagram = SNOOPY

He messed with Trump (7)
→ HE+TRUMP anagram = THUMPER

Odd things go eery (6)
→ Every other letter of "things go eery" = TIGGER

Beginning of the other mother (3)
→ First letters of "The Other Mother" = TOM

These answers

can be divided into four categories, as a connecting wall:
Animated cats: FELIX, GARFIELD, TIGGER, TOM
Animated dogs: DROOPY, ODIE, PLUTO, SNOOPY
Animated mice: FIEVEL, JERRY, MICKEY, MINNIE
Animated rabbits: BUGS, ROGER, SKIPPY, THUMPER

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    $\begingroup$ rot13(Zbir Qebccl gb Qbtf naq lbhe zvffvat svefg bar vf OH(T)F Ohaal! ) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    May 4, 2022 at 5:05
  • $\begingroup$ @Stiv Ah, thanks - fixed! $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    May 4, 2022 at 17:41

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