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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: 2, 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
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N.Y.C. skyline letters : RCA
4
Berry-bearing : BACCATE
11
St. Louis Cardinal : REDBIRD
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Corvine sound : CAW
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Fish-eating flier : ERN
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A.L. team : ORIOLES
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Adm. Byrd was one : AVIATOR
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Castilian rah : OLE
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Owners of 21 merit badges : EAGLESCOUTS
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Horripilation symptom : GOOSEPIMPLE
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Villain's trademark : SNEER
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Auk genus : ALLE
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Nelsons : HOLDS
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In high spirits : ELATED
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Like a snipefish : EELY
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Seed for a plot : IDEA
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Purplish color : MAUVE
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Lord or vassal : LIEGE
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Rise high : REAR
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Beatrice's idolater : DANTE
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Acct. : CPA
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Stowe novel : DRED
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Aquatint specialists : ETCHERS
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High ___ : JINKS
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Hug : CLASP
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Fetters : CHAINS
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Pseudo-esthetic : ARTY
52
March style : GOOSESTEP
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Fra ___ Lippi : LIPPO
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Kokomo product : STEEL
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Delays : SLOWS
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Potter's clay : ARGIL
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Author Eliav : ARIE
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Ornamental plume : AIGRETTE
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Emergency funds : NESTEGGS
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Eagles' objectives : TDS
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Concoct : MAKE
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Play by Noyes: 1915 : RADA
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Busy ___ : ASABEE
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Clerical degree : DTH
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What one has at the top : ABIRDSEYEVIEW
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___ volente : DEO
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Northern : BOREAL
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Rational : SANE
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Algerian seaport : ORAN
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Certain articles : ANS
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Curved pipe : SWANNECK
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Nags : HENPECKS
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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Broadway hit : ANNIE
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Selassie : HAILE
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Literally, that is : IDEST
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Leader after Pericles : CLEON
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Coloraturas : SONGBIRDS
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Agitated state : SNIT
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Round Table knight : MODRED
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___ Peak, U.S.S.R. : GARMO
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Blanc and Cenis : MONTS
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Jack Dempsey's birthplace : MANASSA
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Hacks : CABS
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Bath, for one : SPA
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Sudanese group : FULAH
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Chore : TASK
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Christmastides : YULES
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Fountain drinks : SODAS
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Carefree adventure : LARK
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Timberlane of fiction : CASS
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Ground down : GRATED
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Hall of Fame pitcher : SPAHN
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Dispatched : SENT
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Lone Ranger's sidekick : TONTO
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Carroll and Orwell : NOMSDEPLUME
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Pride or envy : CARDINALSIN
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Palindromic word : ERE
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Egg part : ALBUMEN
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Gov. Castro's bailiwick : PHOENIX
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" . . . and Memories of ___": Poe : ELD
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Small boy : TAD
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Homesteaders : NESTERS
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In a vile manner : SLIMILY
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Female ruff : REE
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Warbler from Detroit : REESE
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Rubberneck : CRANE
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Financial backer : ANGEL
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Transvaal settler : BOER
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Horace's "___ Poetica" : ARS
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Winged insects : CICADAS
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Office fixture : COOLER
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Bastard wing : ALULA
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Brains, in Brest : TETE
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Curve : ESS
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Stews : RAGOUTS
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Unfold : EVOLVE
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Electron tube : DIODE
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Ramfis, in "Aïda" : BASS
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Ending with graph and cord : ITE
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Lanyard : ROPE
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Military exercise : DRILL
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Whirlybird : COPTER
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State without proof : ALLEGE
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Pulled out the spurry : WEEDED
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Rocketry expert : LEY
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"Downstairs" character : MAID
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Tear drier, for short : HANKY
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Endings with court and front : IERS
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Bird's back, wings, etc. : MANTLE
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Slots spot : RENO
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More calamitous : DIRER
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Joker : CLOWN
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Outmoded : PASSE
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Chemical suffix : ASE
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Brilliance : ECLAT
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Falcons' concerns : THIRDDOWNS
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Bird site in California : CAPISTRANO
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Wrestling throw : HIPE
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German riflemen : JAEGERS
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Bill's follower : COO
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Precollege exams: Abbr. : PSATS
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Bird of prey : GLEDE
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Road gripper : TREAD
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Whirlybirds : EGGBEATERS
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Walks with heels turned out : PIGEONTOES
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VW competitor : SAAB
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Maori figurine : TIKI
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Prop up : STAY
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London bourse: Abbr : LSE
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Made of wood : TREEN
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Cut : SAWN
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Gander or drake : MALE
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Stilts' kin : AVOCETS
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___-Liétard, Fr. mining town : HENIN
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Arlene and Roald : DAHLS
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Koko's weapon : SNEE
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Annoys : IRKS
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Cardinal point : EAST
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Org. for 25 Across : BSA
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Lay ___ (fail) : ANEGG
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Isles in Malay Archipelago : SUNDA
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Bird sound : CHIRP
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Destiny : KARMA
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Feathers : PINNAS
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Archie's "dingbat" : EDITH
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Alan or Robert : ALDA
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Courtroom vow : IDO
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Knock out : CONK
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___-relief : BAS
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Gannet : SOLAN
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Domino : MASK
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Toledo team : MUDHENS
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Cocktail : MARTINI
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Young swan : CYGNET
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Dawn : AURORA
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Found fault with : BLAMED
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Hardens, as cement : SETS
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Frothy wave : FOAMER
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Two-seated carriage : TANDEM
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City on the Meuse : SEDAN
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Mass of fine bubbles : SPUME
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Writer Jones : LEROI
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Mountain pass : COL
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Goose genus : ANSER
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Rural crossing : STILE
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Weatherman's device : SONDE
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Cancel : DELE
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Slovenly woman : SLUT
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Satiric comedian : SAHL
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Order or arrangement: Suffix : TAXY
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Romantic poet's monogram : PBS
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Hdqrs. : CPS
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Goose egg : NIL

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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