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To move sideways like a crab

Common clues: Walk laterally; Walk like a crab; Emulate a crab; Move furtively; Edge along; Act crabby?; Sneak

Crossword puzzle frequency: 2 times a year

Frequency in English language: 59080 / 86800

Video: Captain John’s hermit crab dance

Crabs are decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, which typically have a very short "tail", or where the abdomen is entirely hidden under the thorax. They are generally covered with a thick exoskeleton, and are armed with a single pair of chelae (claws). Crabs are found in all of the world's oceans; there are also many freshwater and terrestrial crabs, particularly in tropical regions. Crabs vary in size from the pea crab, only a few millimeters wide, to the Japanese spider crab, with a leg span of up to 4 m.

Crabs are decapods - 10 legged omnivores, but the front pair of legs are specialized with enlarged claws, so they are commonly described as 8 legged. Some feed primarily on algae, others taking any type of food, including mollusks, worms, other crustaceans, fungi, bacteria and detritus, depending on their availability and the crab species. For many crabs, a mixed diet of plant and animal matter results in the fastest growth and greatest fitness. Crabs feed on many ocean organisms,

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SIDLE (120) 15 Th- >1 09 Move furtively SKULK SLINK SNEAK

12 We- >1 08 Move like a crab

8 We+ >1 02 Move obliquely

7 Mo >1 05 Edge along

6 Fr- >1 07 Edge BRINK VERGE

6 We- >1 99 Move laterally

5 Fr- >1 03 Move stealthily CREEP SKULK SLINK SNEAK

5 Th- >1 06 Act crabby?

5 Tu+ >1 04 Advance furtively

5 We- >1 98 Move crabwise

5 >1 88 Move sideways

3 We CSy 04 Inch furtively

3 Mo+ >1 93 Move edgewise

3 Th >1 05 Move sneakily

3 Mo+ >1 05 Walk laterally

2 Th Rea 04 Come (up to) slyly

00 Inch along CREEP

98 Inch sideways

2 Sa LAT 07 Sneak

1 Th NYT 97 Go furtively SLINK SNEAK

1 We NYT 06 Act like a crab?

1 Th WaP 03 Advance coyly

1 We NYS 03 Advance sneakily

1 Th NYT 88 Approach sideways

1 Th LAT 99 Crab-like move

99 Crab-walk

95 Edge up

08 Go laterally