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BIRDS OF A FEATHER

New York Times, Sunday, April 26, 1992

Author:
Ernie Furtado
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J V X Z }, Scrabble score: 512 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Spans: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Ernie Furtado has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,510
Across
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Fledgling's home : NEST
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Powers of Hollywood : MALA
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Lifts : GLOMS
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In full measure : AMPLY
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Model Macpherson : ELLE
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Rara avis : ONER
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Capacity : LIMIT
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Walesa's people : POLES
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"Lawrence of Arabia" director : LEAN
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" . . . where the buffalo ___" : ROAM
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Place for fans : ARENA
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Incite : ROUSE
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Jay, Robin and canary : LENOHOODANDANINFORMER
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Lock : TRESS
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Raisa's affirmatives : DAS
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Completed : DONE
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Camber : BOW
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" . . . ___ is I set it down": Hamlet : MEETIT
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Lily-family member : CAMASS
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N. M. Indian : SIA
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"As leene was his hors as is ___": Chaucer : ARAKE
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Note from Guido : ELA
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Fabric ends? : ATORS
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Now, to Calpurnia : NUNC
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Bear, Cat and mouse : BRYANTBALLOUANDADANCE
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Roy Crane's captain : EASY
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Words of approximation : ORSO
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Sts. : RDS
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Rumor in Montmartre : ONDIT
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Concur : AGREE
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One way to stand : PAT
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___ Jovi, rock group : BON
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Big Ten inst. : OSU
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Heather, Daisy and hyacinth : LOCKLEARMILLERANDAGEM
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Defunct cage gp. : ABA
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N.Y.C. subway : IND
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Actress Alicia : ANA
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Duke's ex : ASTIN
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Famed fiddle : STRAD
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Aloha "boa" : LEI
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Norman battle town : STLO
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The Big ___ of basketball : EAST
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Catfish, Cisco and sole : HUNTERKIDANDTHEPLANTA
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Düsseldorf donkey : ESEL
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Nurses' ___ : AIDES
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Shoe width for Big Foot? : EEE
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U.S.S.R. workers' collective : ARTEL
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"L.A. Law" actress : DEY
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"When yellow leaves, ___, or few . . . ": Shak. : ORNONE
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Ex-baseballer Fain : FERRIS
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Afore's poetic cousin : ERE
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Tore : SPED
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Fa-la go-between : SOL
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Sweetened the pot : ANTED
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Butterfly, Beetle and cricket : MCQUEENBAILEYANDAGAME
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Emulate Electra : MOURN
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Pass over : ELIDE
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German oldster : ALTE
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"___ o'clock scholar" : ATEN
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Caesar was one : EDILE
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Fathered : SIRED
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"___ ne va plus" (no more bets) : RIEN
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The Grateful ___ of rock : DEAD
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Faun's fellow traveler : SATYR
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Checks : STEMS
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Pub missile : DART
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Fast fliers : SSTS
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Carter of "Ain't Misbehavin'" : NELL
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S. Grant foe : ELEE
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Obliquely : SLANTWAYS
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Neil Shicoff is one : TENOR
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Glum : MOROSE
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"Marriage is ___": Cervantes : ANOOSE
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Tip : LEAD
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Mammal found from Argentina to the Southern U.S. : ARMADILLO
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Iris-family members, for short : GLADS
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Trevi throw-in : LIRA
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Portent : OMEN
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Skirt style : MINI
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It goes with time : STANDARD
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Kitchen wear : APRONS
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Templar portrayer : MOORE
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Prize : PLUM
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___ majesté : LESE
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River to the North Sea : YSER
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Macho types : HEMEN
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Of birth : NATAL
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Madagascar's largest carnivore : FOSSA
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Bunyan's ox : BABE
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Odd, to Burns : ORRA
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Come-on : TEASER
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Taillike : CAUDAL
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"___ of Honey," Alpert hit : ATASTE
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My, to monsieur : MON
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Parhelion : SUNDOG
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Carve : INCISE
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Vinegar : ACETUM
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Palindromic craft : KAYAK
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N as in ___ : NAN
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Marta of the movies : TOREN
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Cabbage; clams : BREAD
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" . . . in meadow ___": Swinburne : ORPLAIN
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Edson-Hasen comic strip : DONDI
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Slur, in music : GLIDE
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City on the Rhine, old style : BASLE
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Successful : ONTOP
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Secured : LASHED
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Insensitive : OBTUSE
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Unger portrayer : CARNEY
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He won an Oscar for Mitch : MALDEN
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"That rots itself ___ . . . ": Shak. : INEASE
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TV newsman : RATHER
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Nigh : ANEAR
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Pt. of NATO : ATL
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Balance also called lever scales : STEELYARD
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Precedes in time : ANTEDATES
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Young or old chaser : STER
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Tattle tail : TALE
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Street show : RAREE
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"For beauty lives with ___": Shak. : KINDNESS
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Half a Broadway title : IDO
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Crusoe's creator : DEFOE
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"I Won't ___ Day Without You": Paul Williams : LASTA
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It goes with eye or can : OPENER
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Soapbox demagogue : RANTER
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Make a larger margin : INDENT
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Gruff : SURLY
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Bob starts them : SLEDS
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Hoople whoops : EGADS
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Fr. ladies : MMES
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Musical finale : CODA
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Discontinue : QUIT
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Scholar's deg. : BLIT
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Million follower : AIRE
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It's the same to a Roman : IDEM
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President of Albania : ALIA
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Substance : MEAT
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Some are tight : ENDS

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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