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An Avian Miscellany
« on: Wed 22 Dec 2021 13:13 »
 Lasciate ogni speranza voi ch'entrate!


Late arrivals might prefer to print this out before proceeding further.

Which birds are suggested by the following?

Part 1: Lowbrow, for us normal folk

 1. Fleetwood Mac.
 2. A Cluedo suspect.
 3. The price paid for a good shave.
 4. All too common for English batters.
 5. Granny?
 6. Hovercraft inventor.
 7. Manfred's was pretty.
 8. Running Romeo or just someone out to make trouble for the Capulets?
 9. This won't make a Summer on its own.
10. Late, in a muddle? No wonder you are feeling kind of blue.
11. A Welsh white head?
12. A cricket ball.
13, They loved being in a caravan.
14. Trump Tudor neckwear.
15. taPil.
16. A tool for removing sticky stuff?
17. Ola and Speckled goes down a treat.
18. ENOTS.
19. A wizard bird.
20. Did he have his ups and downs with Marjorie?
21. Associated with Hull.
22. A gay one came to Mr Fox's windowsill.
23. A corny organ?
24. A Big one in the USA is a Plough in the UK.
25. Did Paul and Art locate it in El Paso?
26. Played by Thelma in Corrie.
27. Almost out of breath.
28. Toronto's are blue.
29. Only ______ play.
30. A pearl fisher?
31. Irate Clinton.
32. Mother has overeaten.
33. Communist complaint.
34. Twice shy.
35. Kent course's place on the Open rota.
36. Colourful gavel.
37. 60022.
38. Where Dan Dare could be found.
39. Stranded in a Norfolk orchard?
40. A polished Antipodean?
41. To shrink in fear.
42. Vigil for the loss of a young cat?
43. Norwegian blue, maybe.
44. Decorative flags for John or Peter?
45. Subbuteo - a pastime so good they named it twice.

Part 2 Highbrow: For Culture Vultures, especially those called Jane. With some repetition of the above.

 1. Donna's titular bird.
 2. And Anton's?
 3. William's was cream-faced.
 4. Karazin's were flying South.
 5. Harrison's wood.
 6. Jean's was from Tuonela.
 7. Whereas David's Green was of a different hue - in Australia? No, Worcestershire. (Two words)
 8. Gave us A Tale of a Tub
 9. Ernest yearned for its wings.
10. Exhorted by Gavin to seek its brother.
11. Scott's Great hero.
12. Barry's was for a card called Jack.
13. Arthur's were pitted against strong women.
14. Helen's revelation of H.
15. Ralph's was upwardly mobile.
16. Haydn's number 83.
17. Would anger heaven, if kept captive, said William.
18. Barham's sat on the Cardinal's chair.
19. Iain's Road.
20. Rosemary's was of the Ninth.


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Re: An Avian Miscellany
« Reply #1 on: Wed 22 Dec 2021 16:11 »
1. Albatross
2. Peacock
4. Duck
9. Swallow
14. Ruff
28. Jay
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Re: An Avian Miscellany
« Reply #2 on: Wed 22 Dec 2021 16:47 »
Good stuff!

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Re: An Avian Miscellany
« Reply #3 on: Wed 22 Dec 2021 18:22 »
Part 1: Lowbrow, for us normal folk

 1. Fleetwood Mac. - Albatross
 2. A Cluedo suspect. - Peacock
 3. The price paid for a good shave.
 4. All too common for English batters. - Duck
 5. Granny?
 6. Hovercraft inventor. - Cockerell
 7. Manfred's was pretty. - Flamingo
 8. Running Romeo or just someone out to make trouble for the Capulets?
 9. This won't make a Summer on its own. - Swallow
10. Late, in a muddle? No wonder you are feeling kind of blue. - Teal
11. A Welsh white head?
12. A cricket ball.
13, They loved being in a caravan. - Housemartins
14. Trump Tudor neckwear. - Ruff
15. taPil.
16. A tool for removing sticky stuff?
17. Ola and Speckled goes down a treat. - Hen
18. ENOTS.
19. A wizard bird. - Owl
20. Did he have his ups and downs with Marjorie? - Jackdaw
21. Associated with Hull. - Lark
22. A gay one came to Mr Fox's windowsill. - Goshawk
23. A corny organ?
24. A Big one in the USA is a Plough in the UK. - Dipper
25. Did Paul and Art locate it in El Paso? - Condor
26. Played by Thelma in Corrie. - Song Thrush
27. Almost out of breath.
28. Toronto's are blue. - Jay
29. Only ______ play.
30. A pearl fisher?
31. Irate Clinton.
32. Mother has overeaten.
33. Communist complaint. - Red Rail
34. Twice shy.
35. Kent course's place on the Open rota. - Sandwich Tern
36. Colourful gavel. - Yellow Hammer
37. 60022.
38. Where Dan Dare could be found. - Eagle
39. Stranded in a Norfolk orchard?
40. A polished Antipodean?
41. To shrink in fear.
42. Vigil for the loss of a young cat?
43. Norwegian blue, maybe. - Parrot
44. Decorative flags for John or Peter? - Blue Bunting
45. Subbuteo - a pastime so good they named it twice.

Part 2 Highbrow: For Culture Vultures, especially those called Jane. With some repetition of the above.

 1. Donna's titular bird. - Thanager
 2. And Anton's?
 3. William's was cream-faced. - Loon
 4. Karazin's were flying South. - Crane
 5. Harrison's wood. - Norwegian Dipper
 6. Jean's was from Tuonela. - Swan
 7. Whereas David's Green was of a different hue - in Australia? No, Worcestershire. (Two words)
 8. Gave us A Tale of a Tub - Swift
 9. Ernest yearned for its wings.
10. Exhorted by Gavin to seek its brother.
11. Scott's Great hero.
12. Barry's was for a card called Jack.
13. Arthur's were pitted against strong women. - Swallows
14. Helen's revelation of H.
15. Ralph's was upwardly mobile. - Lark
16. Haydn's number 83. - La Poule (Hen)
17. Would anger heaven, if kept captive, said Alexander.
18. Barham's sat on the Cardinal's chair. - Jackdaw
19. Iain's Road. - Crow
20. Rosemary's was of the Ninth. - Eagle

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« Reply #4 on: Wed 22 Dec 2021 18:43 »
an impressive set of replies .. but I  am not sure, with the format you have chosen, how to alter the incorrect ones. I shjall try, though:
Part 1: Lowbrow, for us normal folk

 1. Fleetwood Mac. - Albatross
 2. A Cluedo suspect. - Peacock
 3. The price paid for a good shave.
 4. All too common for English batters. - Duck
 5. Granny?
 6. Hovercraft inventor. - Cockerell
 7. Manfred's was pretty. - Flamingo
 8. Running Romeo or just someone out to make trouble for the Capulets?
 9. This won't make a Summer on its own. - Swallow
10. Late, in a muddle? No wonder you are feeling kind of blue. - Teal
11. A Welsh white head?
12. A cricket ball.
13, They loved being in a caravan. - Housemartins
14. Trump Tudor neckwear. - Ruff
15. taPil.
16. A tool for removing sticky stuff?
17. Ola and Speckled goes down a treat. - Hen
18. ENOTS.
19. A wizard bird. -
20. Did he have his ups and downs with Marjorie? - Jackdaw
21. Associated with Hull. -
22. A gay one came to Mr Fox's windowsill. - Goshawk
23. A corny organ?
24. A Big one in the USA is a Plough in the UK. - Dipper
25. Did Paul and Art locate it in El Paso? - Condor
26. Played by Thelma in Corrie. - Song Thrush,... by name   ...
27. Almost out of breath.
28. Toronto's are blue. - Jays
29. Only ______ play.
30. A pearl fisher?
31. Irate Clinton.
32. Mother has overeaten.
33. Communist complaint. - Red Rail(yes, but extinct) Try again
34. Twice shy.
35. Kent course's place on the Open rota. - Sandwich Tern
36. Colourful gavel. - Yellow Hammer
37. 60022.
38. Where Dan Dare could be found. - Eagle
39. Stranded in a Norfolk orchard?
40. A polished Antipodean?
41. To shrink in fear.
42. Vigil for the loss of a young cat?
43. Norwegian blue, maybe. - Parrot
44. Decorative flags for John or Peter? - Blue Bunting hmm - normally indigo, it seems. Try again.
45. Subbuteo - a pastime so good they named it twice.

Part 2 Highbrow: For Culture Vultures, especially those called Jane. With some repetition of the above.

 1. Donna's titular bird. - Thanager You've lost me there. Not what I was looking for.
 2. And Anton's?
 3. William's was cream-faced. - Loon
 4. Karazin's were flying South. - Cranes
 5. Harrison's wood. - Not a Beatle!
 6. Jean's was from Tuonela. - Swan
 7. Whereas David's Green was of a different hue - in Australia? No, Worcestershire. (Two words)
 8. Gave us A Tale of a Tub - Swift
 9. Ernest yearned for its wings.
10. Exhorted by Gavin to seek its brother.
11. Scott's Great hero.
12. Barry's was for a card called Jack.
13. Arthur's were pitted against strong women. - Swallows
14. Helen's revelation of H.
15. Ralph's was upwardly mobile. - Lark
16. Haydn's number 83. - La Poule (Hen)
17. Would anger heaven, if kept captive, said Alexander.
18. Barham's sat on the Cardinal's chair. - Jackdaw
19. Iain's Road. - Crow
20. Rosemary's was of the Ninth. - Eagle

I reckon you own a bookshop or are a librarian!

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« Reply #5 on: Wed 22 Dec 2021 21:10 »
Part 2 Highbrow: For Culture Vultures, especially those called Jane. With some repetition of the above.

 1. Donna's titular bird.
 2. And Anton's?
 3. William's was cream-faced. - Loon
 4. Karazin's were flying South. - Cranes
 5. Harrison's wood.
 6. Jean's was from Tuonela. - Swan
 7. Whereas David's Green was of a different hue - in Australia? No, Worcestershire. (Two words)
 8. Gave us A Tale of a Tub - Swift
 9. Ernest yearned for its wings. - Dove
10. Exhorted by Gavin to seek its brother.
11. Scott's Great hero. - Falcon
12. Barry's was for a card called Jack.
13. Arthur's were pitted against strong women. - Swallows
14. Helen's revelation of H. - Hawk
15. Ralph's was upwardly mobile. - Lark
16. Haydn's number 83. - La Poule (Hen)
17. Would anger heaven, if kept captive, said Alexander.
18. Barham's sat on the Cardinal's chair. - Jackdaw
19. Iain's Road. - Crow
20. Rosemary's was of the Ninth. - Eagle

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Re: An Avian Miscellany
« Reply #6 on: Wed 22 Dec 2021 21:22 »
Mostly good, but not number 11.

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« Reply #7 on: Wed 22 Dec 2021 21:48 »
2nd section
1. Goldfinch
2. Seagull
11. Gatsby
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« Reply #8 on: Wed 22 Dec 2021 22:17 »
Great stuff!

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« Reply #9 on: Thu 23 Dec 2021 10:31 »
Highbrow 7 Green cap?

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« Reply #10 on: Thu 23 Dec 2021 10:57 »
Sorry, that's not it.

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« Reply #11 on: Thu 23 Dec 2021 13:41 »
3 - Razorbill
5 - Knot
19 - Merlin
23 - Wheatear
27 - Puffin
29 - Lark
31 - Sawbill
41 - Cower
44 - Bunting
45 - Hobby

2-12 Kestrel

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« Reply #12 on: Thu 23 Dec 2021 13:55 »
The first five correct.
Not 29. Valk hotels or Peter Sellers might help.
For 31 I had in mind a more direct synonym for irate.
41. Is cower a bird? Think of someone who should have known how to spell potato.
44. You are getting warm - but the poor bird is probably not!

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« Reply #13 on: Thu 23 Dec 2021 14:14 »
Using John's brains and your comments that must make 31 Crossbill.
Also 41 Quail?
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« Reply #14 on: Thu 23 Dec 2021 14:18 »
31 Crossbill
41 Quail