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Here is a triptych of miniature cryptics for the animal lover in you.


1.

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Across

3. Slowpoke slain gruesomely (5)
4. Humpback turned up fourth of whales (5)

Down

1. Gang of weasels tiptoe (5)
2. Very important person arrives at emergency room in sports car (5)


2.

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Across

3. Hustler lays low in Wabash, Arkansas (5)
4. Madagascan mammal is wayward mule, right? (5)

Down

1. Fresh re-write needs this unpleasant, ill-tempered archetype (5)
2. Freshwater fish mangled tutor (5)


3.

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Across

  1. Gang of Irwin intimates stay on top (5)
  2. South gets cold for jay crew (5)

Down

  1. Film a bunch of bunnies (5)
  2. Large bird of prey decapitated hound (5)
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Grid 1:

SNAIL* ; CAME + _L_ ; SNEAK (ddef) ; V.I.P. + ER (thanks, Rubio!)

#S#V#
SNAIL
#E#P#
CAMEL
#K#R#

Grid 2:

_SH ARK_ ; (LEMU*)R ; _SH RE-W_ ; TROUT*

#S#T#
SHARK
#R#O#
LEMUR
#W#T#

Grid 3:

FLOAT (ddef) ; S+COLD (?) ; FLICK (ddef) ; (-b)EAGLE

#F#E#
FLOAT
#I#G#
SCOLD
#K#E#

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  • $\begingroup$ you're too quick! $\endgroup$ – Richard Roe Dec 14 '16 at 5:14
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Partial Answer

1

  S   V
S N A I L
  E   P
C A M E L
  K   R

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    $\begingroup$ @deusovi is entirely too fast at these. :) I humbly submit! $\endgroup$ – Rubio Dec 14 '16 at 5:20

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