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WORDS OF A FEATHER

New York Times, Sunday, May 22, 1960

106-Across : Decoy.

Author:
Tom Mixon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 150, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 552 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 99, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,964
Across
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Periwinkle. : SNAIL
6
Fabulous bird with no feet. : APOD
10
Farm unit. : ACRE
14
Garden plot. : BED
17
Play by Maeterlinck. : THEBLUEBIRD
19
Titmouse. : CHICKADEE
22
Certain young Americans. : EAGLESCOUTS
23
Of birds of prey. : RAPTORIAL
24
Swing around. : SLUE
25
Trunk. : TORSO
26
Songbirds. : VIREOS
27
Calendar abbreviation. : FRI
28
Aves. : STS
29
Fuse. : WELD
30
Conduct. : LEAD
32
19th U. S. President. : HAYES
34
Split. : TORE
35
Segment. : PART
36
Kitchen aid. : TIMER
39
Seed used in chocolate. : CACAO
42
High-pitched sound. : TING
43
Fabled pear-tree dweller. : PARTRIDGE
47
Chartered. : HIRED
48
Diminutive suffix. : LET
49
Esculent bird. : CAPON
50
Carbon. : SOOT
51
Golden calf. : IDOL
52
Tony Award winner. : MARYMARTIN
55
Rose petal oil. : ATTAR
56
Bird's cry. : CAW
57
City on the Aar. : BERN
58
Ones. : UNITS
59
Nebraskan river. : PLATTE
60
Move furtively. : SLINK
62
Glutinous. : SLIMY
63
Early American dwelling. : TEPEE
64
___-ink. : PENAND
66
Stake. : SPILE
67
Flowers' companions. : BEES
68
Floating ___. : RIB
71
Tête-___. : ATETE
72
Chekhov drama. : THESEAGULL
74
Coin. : PESO
75
Artifice. : RUSE
76
Fruit tree. : PEACH
77
Common verb. : ARE
78
Naos. : CELLA
79
Peninsula of N. Carolina. : KITTYHAWK
81
Aerial maneuver. : SPIN
83
Desert spots. : OASES
84
Casts. : HURLS
85
Horn sound. : TOOT
86
Deer track. : SLOT
88
Vermont name. : ALLEN
91
___ cockatoo. : PALM
92
Swallow's sound. : CHIP
93
Newt. : EFT
96
Peacock, in Kipling. : MAO
97
Capital of New Providence. : NASSAU
101
Man's name. : ALOIS
103
According to: Ital. : ALLA
104
Of the birds of a region. : AVIFAUNAL
106
Decoy. : STOOLPIGEON
108
Like the swallows. : HIRUNDINE
109
Affectionate ones. : TURTLEDOVES
110
Poetic time. : EEN
111
Nest ___. : EGGS
112
Miss March and others. : AMYS
113
Officials of old Venice. : DOGES
Down
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Biblical verb. : SHALT
2
Winy beverage. : NEGUS
3
Baker's partner. : ABLE
4
See 69 Down. : ILE
5
Refulgence. : LUSTER
6
D'___ (at first): Fr. : ABORD
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Pope's name. : PIUS
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Bobolink. : ORTOLAN
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Medical degree. : DDS
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Biting. : ACRID
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Burn. : CHAR
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Ready. : RIPE
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Outside: Comb. form. : ECTO
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Stripe. : BAR
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Instruct. : EDIFY
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"The Wreck of the Mary ___." : DEARE
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Theresa. : TESS
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Lycée's relative. : ECOLE
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Sanctioned by Jewish law. : KOSHER
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Site of the first Olympics. : ELIS
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Tank. : VAT
29
Area for bird watchers. : WOOD
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Work unit. : ERG
33
Awns. : ARISTAE
34
Chinese weight. : TAEL
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Compassion. : PITY
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Table cover. : TAPIS
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Do a household chore. : IRON
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Old Baldy, for one: Abbr. : MTN
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High style: Fr. : CHIC
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Opera role. : AIDA
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Type of platform. : CROWSNEST
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Sea swallow. : TERN
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Small pie. : PATTY
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Shore birds, the plovers. : DOTTERELS
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Angora or Cashmere. : GOAT
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Being: Fr. : ETRE
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Anouilh play (with "The"); : LARK
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Where Kerch is. : CRIMEA
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Set right. : MEND
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Obstinate. : MULISH
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Infirm. : ANILE
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Eagle's milieu. : ALPS
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Tendril. : BINE
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Baker's implement. : PEEL
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"Too ___ Phalarope." : LATETHE
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Particle. : SPECK
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Far: Comb. form. : TELE
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Area for bird-watchers. : PARK
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Needle case. : ETUI
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Former residents of Ayot St. Lawrence. : SHAWS
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Shine : BURN
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Any one of the Canaries. : ISLE
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Feather ___. : BOAS
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Duck. : TEAL
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Canter. : GAIT
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Fuel. : PEAT
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Expression: Abbr. : PHR
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Chicken ___. : COOP
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Where Kunming is. : YUNNAN
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Coin of Peru. : SOL
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Hair salve. : POMATUM
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Greek letter. : TAU
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Barker's confederate: Slang. : SHILL
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Spoke imperfectly. : LISPED
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Oriental nurse. : AMAH
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"___ de Bohème." : LAVIE
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Nantes' river. : LOIRE
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Pickets. : PALES
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Relatives of the rail. : COOTS
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Lofty: Fr. : ELEVE
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Haunts of ice birds. : FLOES
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Red-yellow hues. : TANS
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Department of S E France. : AUDE
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Eel: Dial. : SNIG
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Warbled. : SANG
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Parrot. : LORY
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Keyed up. : AGOG
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Gay play. : FUN
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Depot: Abbr. : STA
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Witness' response. : IDO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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