The Logophile: Bird-brained

In this edition of Logophile, enjoy some bird name word play.

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Hidden in the answers to the following clues are a crow, gull, lark, owl, raven, robin, tern, and wren. Can you find them? I’ll give you the first one to get started:

  1. Easily fooled: gullible
  2. A quicker cooker
  3. Getting naked
  4. Lady Chatterly author
  5. Motherly
  6. How some drugs are delivered
  7. Poppycock
  8. Publicly recognize

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Answers

  1. gullible
  2. microwave
  3. disrobing
  4. D.H. Lawrence
  5. maternal
  6. intravenously
  7. malarky
  8. acknowledge

Andy Hollandbeck is the Post’s copy editor and managing editor.

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