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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
1. 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
1. Nape of the neck. : SCRUFF
2. Tremble. : QUAVER
3. Civil. : URBANE
4. White robe. : ALB
5. Zone. : BELT
6. Singe. : SCORCH
7. Lovebird's cousin. : PARAKEET
8. Macaw. : ARA
9. Circle. : RING
10. Williams of Rhode Island. : ROGER
11. Long river of Siberia. : OLENEK
12. Sailing in a certain direction. : WESTING
13. Judge's garb. : TOGA
14. Seaport city in Africa. : ORAN
15. Drop: Abbr. : MIN
16. Ear. : CONCHA
17. The color café au lait. : ALESAN
18. Western peaks. : TETONS
20. Quitch grass. : WEED
28. Famous Friar. : TUCK
30. Trapped by daily routine. : INARUT
33. Name in Roman legend. : DAMON
35. Finch. : SERIN
37. Shelley subject. : SKYLARK
39. Von Weber. : KARL
41. Skier's gear. : POLES
43. Fastener. : PIN
46. Plant parts. : STALKS
48. Play a uke. : STRUM
50. Cloak of feathers, in Hawaii. : MAMO
51. Sign of summer. : SWALLOW
52. Natty Bumppo. : HAWKEYE
53. Ransack. : SEARCH
55. One in the know. : INSIDER
56. TV audience. : VIEWERS
57. With no effort. : EASILY
58. Races. : SPEEDS
59. N.Z. parrot. : KEA
61. Adroit. : NEAT
62. Bombard. : STRAFE
66. Cheerful sound. : HAHA
68. Goddess of sorcery. : HECATE
70. Bivalve mollusk: Var. : SCOLLOP
72. Florida city. : TAMPA
74. Adverse. : ILL
77. Dancer's short skirt. : TUTU
79. Coated with tin-lead plate. : TERNE
83. Of social groups. : TRIBAL
84. Beverages. : SODAS
86. Pitch. : TOSS
87. Coach. : TUTOR
89. Epoch. : ERA
91. Schirra's "Sweet little bird." : SIGMAVII
94. Exiles. : DEPORTS
96. Thank, for example. : VERB
97. Possessions. : ESTATE
98. Noisy demand. : CLAMOR
99. "Lov'd I not ___ more." : HONOUR
101. Entertain. : DIVERT
103. Tags. : LABELS
105. Aborigine. : NATIVE
106. Presser. : IRONER
107. Favorite of 13 Across. : CANARY
110. Divide. : SEVER
112. Weather abbreviation. : TEMP
115. Outdo. : BEAT
116. Taormina's neighbor. : ETNA
117. Cooked. : DONE
119. Old Eli. : YALE
122. Radio City initials. : RCA
124. Move slowly. : LAG
126. 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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