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AVIARY

New York Times, Sunday, April 9, 1978

Author: Christopher Busch
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 667 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 7, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Christopher Busch has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,466
Across Down
1. N.Y.C. skyline letters : RCA
4. Berry-bearing : BACCATE
11. St. Louis Cardinal : REDBIRD
18. Corvine sound : CAW
21. Fish-eating flier : ERN
22. A.L. team : ORIOLES
23. Adm. Byrd was one : AVIATOR
24. Castilian rah : OLE
25. Owners of 21 merit badges : EAGLESCOUTS
27. Horripilation symptom : GOOSEPIMPLE
29. Villain's trademark : SNEER
30. Auk genus : ALLE
31. Nelsons : HOLDS
32. In high spirits : ELATED
33. Like a snipefish : EELY
34. Seed for a plot : IDEA
35. Purplish color : MAUVE
36. Lord or vassal : LIEGE
37. Rise high : REAR
38. Beatrice's idolater : DANTE
39. Acct. : CPA
42. Stowe novel : DRED
43. Aquatint specialists : ETCHERS
47. High ___ : JINKS
48. Hug : CLASP
50. Fetters : CHAINS
51. Pseudo-esthetic : ARTY
52. March style : GOOSESTEP
56. Fra ___ Lippi : LIPPO
57. Kokomo product : STEEL
59. Delays : SLOWS
60. Potter's clay : ARGIL
62. Author Eliav : ARIE
63. Ornamental plume : AIGRETTE
65. Emergency funds : NESTEGGS
67. Eagles' objectives : TDS
68. Concoct : MAKE
69. Play by Noyes: 1915 : RADA
71. Busy ___ : ASABEE
72. Clerical degree : DTH
74. What one has at the top : ABIRDSEYEVIEW
79. ___ volente : DEO
80. Northern : BOREAL
82. Rational : SANE
83. Algerian seaport : ORAN
84. Certain articles : ANS
86. Curved pipe : SWANNECK
89. Nags : HENPECKS
92. Aleutian island : ATTU
93. Broadway hit : ANNIE
94. Selassie : HAILE
96. Literally, that is : IDEST
97. Leader after Pericles : CLEON
98. Coloraturas : SONGBIRDS
100. Agitated state : SNIT
101. Round Table knight : MODRED
102. ___ Peak, U.S.S.R. : GARMO
103. Blanc and Cenis : MONTS
104. Jack Dempsey's birthplace : MANASSA
105. Hacks : CABS
109. Bath, for one : SPA
110. Sudanese group : FULAH
111. Chore : TASK
112. Christmastides : YULES
114. Fountain drinks : SODAS
115. Carefree adventure : LARK
116. Timberlane of fiction : CASS
120. Ground down : GRATED
122. Hall of Fame pitcher : SPAHN
123. Dispatched : SENT
124. Lone Ranger's sidekick : TONTO
125. Carroll and Orwell : NOMSDEPLUME
127. Pride or envy : CARDINALSIN
129. Palindromic word : ERE
130. Egg part : ALBUMEN
131. Gov. Castro's bailiwick : PHOENIX
132. " . . . and Memories of ___": Poe : ELD
133. Small boy : TAD
134. Homesteaders : NESTERS
135. In a vile manner : SLIMILY
136. Female ruff : REE
1. Warbler from Detroit : REESE
2. Rubberneck : CRANE
3. Financial backer : ANGEL
4. Transvaal settler : BOER
5. Horace's "___ Poetica" : ARS
6. Winged insects : CICADAS
7. Office fixture : COOLER
8. Bastard wing : ALULA
9. Brains, in Brest : TETE
10. Curve : ESS
11. Stews : RAGOUTS
12. Unfold : EVOLVE
13. Electron tube : DIODE
14. Ramfis, in "Aïda" : BASS
15. Ending with graph and cord : ITE
16. Lanyard : ROPE
17. Military exercise : DRILL
18. Whirlybird : COPTER
19. State without proof : ALLEGE
20. Pulled out the spurry : WEEDED
26. Rocketry expert : LEY
28. "Downstairs" character : MAID
31. Tear drier, for short : HANKY
34. Endings with court and front : IERS
35. Bird's back, wings, etc. : MANTLE
37. Slots spot : RENO
38. More calamitous : DIRER
39. Joker : CLOWN
40. Outmoded : PASSE
41. Chemical suffix : ASE
43. Brilliance : ECLAT
44. Falcons' concerns : THIRDDOWNS
45. Bird site in California : CAPISTRANO
46. Wrestling throw : HIPE
47. German riflemen : JAEGERS
48. Bill's follower : COO
49. Precollege exams: Abbr. : PSATS
52. Bird of prey : GLEDE
53. Road gripper : TREAD
54. Whirlybirds : EGGBEATERS
55. Walks with heels turned out : PIGEONTOES
57. VW competitor : SAAB
58. Maori figurine : TIKI
59. Prop up : STAY
61. London bourse: Abbr : LSE
64. Made of wood : TREEN
66. Cut : SAWN
68. Gander or drake : MALE
70. Stilts' kin : AVOCETS
73. ___-Liétard, Fr. mining town : HENIN
75. Arlene and Roald : DAHLS
76. Koko's weapon : SNEE
77. Annoys : IRKS
78. Cardinal point : EAST
80. Org. for 25 Across : BSA
81. Lay ___ (fail) : ANEGG
85. Isles in Malay Archipelago : SUNDA
87. Bird sound : CHIRP
88. Destiny : KARMA
90. Feathers : PINNAS
91. Archie's "dingbat" : EDITH
92. Alan or Robert : ALDA
95. Courtroom vow : IDO
97. Knock out : CONK
99. ___-relief : BAS
100. Gannet : SOLAN
101. Domino : MASK
103. Toledo team : MUDHENS
104. Cocktail : MARTINI
105. Young swan : CYGNET
106. Dawn : AURORA
107. Found fault with : BLAMED
108. Hardens, as cement : SETS
110. Frothy wave : FOAMER
111. Two-seated carriage : TANDEM
113. City on the Meuse : SEDAN
114. Mass of fine bubbles : SPUME
115. Writer Jones : LEROI
116. Mountain pass : COL
117. Goose genus : ANSER
118. Rural crossing : STILE
119. Weatherman's device : SONDE
121. Cancel : DELE
122. Slovenly woman : SLUT
123. Satiric comedian : SAHL
124. Order or arrangement: Suffix : TAXY
126. Romantic poet's monogram : PBS
127. Hdqrs. : CPS
128. Goose egg : NIL

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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