Crond in Angstrom?

/etc/cron exists in my FS (there is a single root entry for an
ntpupdate job), but I don't see the crond anywhere on the system. I
checked busybox, but it seems to have been built without crond...

Is there a particular utilities package I can install to get the crond
on my beagle?

There is a Vixie "cron" package, but you'd have to build it yourself from OE,
as it is too not available in Angstrom in ipk form, AFAICS:

$ bitbake cron