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WORDS OF A FEATHER

New York Times, Sunday, November 22, 1964

Author:
Ralph Anderson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 588 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Ralph Anderson has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,593
Across
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Cushion. : SQUAB
6
Mouse gray. : SPARROW
13
Avid birdwatcher. : TOMCAT
19
Whimbrel. : CURLEW
21
Canadian sleigh. : CARIOLE
22
Baltimore's pride. : ORIOLE
23
Rag, tag and bobtail. : RABBLE
24
Colors. : ORANGES
25
Sea bird. : GANNET
26
Grape: Lat. : UVA
27
Four: Prefix. : TETRA
29
Flower. : GENTIAN
31
Staff officer: Abbr. : CSO
32
Ward (off). : FEND
34
Darling: Brit. slang. : DUCKS
36
Curb. : REIN
37
Indo-Chinese. : SHAN
38
Swoose, for instance. : FREAK
40
Chick's chirp. : CHEEP
42
Hilltop: Dial. : KNAP
44
State: Abbr. : KANS
45
Disguise. : MASK
47
God of love. : EROS
49
Sooty. : GRIMY
51
Brief. : SHORT
53
Long thin leg. : STILT
54
Not alert. : UNALIVE
58
Ballet. : SWANLAKE
60
Nobel prize chemist. : NERNST
63
Craze. : MANIA
64
Family man of a kind. : PAW
65
Jacob's wife. : LEAH
67
Bird food. : SUET
68
Bays. : HORSES
69
BPOE men. : ELKS
71
Weight: Var. : KARAT
73
One of the Medicis. : MARIE
75
Student pilot. : KIWI
76
Chooses. : ELECTS
78
Songbird. : CHAT
80
Soft mineral. : TALC
81
Blue Hen state: Abbr. : DEL
82
"What ___ know?" : DOYOU
83
Windsor's river. : THAMES
85
Blarney. : FLATTERY
88
Oppressive heat. : SWELTER
90
Not poetry. : PROSE
92
Travels. : TOURS
93
Startling. : LURID
95
"You ___." : ANDI
96
Clothe. : VEST
97
Space flyer. : ECHO
100
Retired. : ABED
102
Golf term. : EAGLE
104
___ boom. : SONIC
108
Spill over. : SLOP
109
Bee: Lat. : APIS
111
Clever. : SMART
113
___ avis. : RARA
114
Color. : TAN
115
Dear one. : BELOVED
118
Church. : ABBEY
120
Weight. : TON
121
Love token. : AMORET
123
Whirl. : REVOLVE
125
Boat basin. : MARINA
127
Fruit-eating bird. : TOUCAN
128
Wooden spike. : TRENAIL
129
Lapwing. : PLOVER
130
Mistakes. : ERRATA
131
Variety of raspberry. : STREGIS
132
Corundum. : EMERY
Down
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Nape of the neck. : SCRUFF
2
Tremble. : QUAVER
3
Civil. : URBANE
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White robe. : ALB
5
Zone. : BELT
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Singe. : SCORCH
7
Lovebird's cousin. : PARAKEET
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Macaw. : ARA
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Circle. : RING
10
Williams of Rhode Island. : ROGER
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Long river of Siberia. : OLENEK
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Sailing in a certain direction. : WESTING
13
Judge's garb. : TOGA
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Seaport city in Africa. : ORAN
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Drop: Abbr. : MIN
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Ear. : CONCHA
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The color café au lait. : ALESAN
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Western peaks. : TETONS
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Quitch grass. : WEED
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Famous Friar. : TUCK
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Trapped by daily routine. : INARUT
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Name in Roman legend. : DAMON
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Finch. : SERIN
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Shelley subject. : SKYLARK
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Von Weber. : KARL
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Skier's gear. : POLES
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Fastener. : PIN
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Plant parts. : STALKS
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Play a uke. : STRUM
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Cloak of feathers, in Hawaii. : MAMO
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Sign of summer. : SWALLOW
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Natty Bumppo. : HAWKEYE
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Ransack. : SEARCH
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One in the know. : INSIDER
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TV audience. : VIEWERS
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With no effort. : EASILY
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Races. : SPEEDS
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N.Z. parrot. : KEA
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Adroit. : NEAT
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Bombard. : STRAFE
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Cheerful sound. : HAHA
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Goddess of sorcery. : HECATE
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Bivalve mollusk: Var. : SCOLLOP
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Florida city. : TAMPA
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Adverse. : ILL
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Dancer's short skirt. : TUTU
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Coated with tin-lead plate. : TERNE
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Of social groups. : TRIBAL
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Beverages. : SODAS
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Pitch. : TOSS
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Coach. : TUTOR
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Epoch. : ERA
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Schirra's "Sweet little bird." : SIGMAVII
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Exiles. : DEPORTS
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Thank, for example. : VERB
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Possessions. : ESTATE
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Noisy demand. : CLAMOR
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"Lov'd I not ___ more." : HONOUR
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Entertain. : DIVERT
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Tags. : LABELS
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Aborigine. : NATIVE
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Presser. : IRONER
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Favorite of 13 Across. : CANARY
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Divide. : SEVER
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Weather abbreviation. : TEMP
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Outdo. : BEAT
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Taormina's neighbor. : ETNA
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Cooked. : DONE
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Old Eli. : YALE
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Radio City initials. : RCA
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Move slowly. : LAG
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Gypsy man. : ROM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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