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Bird Riddles Quiz (1 Viewer)

Good job, Jonny721. You guys are too good. How about some harder riddles?

Last Sunday's LA Times featured a crossword puzzle with a bird theme. See if you can get the bird puns in the longer clues (2 to 4-word phrases). These are common phrases that have been altered with a bird's name to create a bit of a pun. For example, if the clue is "Birds who miss the dance? (13 letters)", the answer would be "Square Finches" (which sounds like square inches).

1. Bird with a badge? (11 letters total)
2. Bird royal? (14 letters)
3. Blend of bird voices? (17 letters)
4. Turned toward birds? (11 letters)
5. Standard bird? (14 letters)
6. Hold over birds? (11 letters)
7. A bird's build? (13 letters)
 
Good guess, Jonny721, but not quite right. These bird names are all generic -- no particular species -- birds that non-birders might know. So just finch or warbler.

I'll give you some hints below (each of these blanks feature birds):

1. Bird with a badge? _ _ _ _ Officer

2. Bird royal? Prince of _ _ _ _ _ _

3. Blend of bird voices? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Harmony

4. Turned toward birds? _ _ _ _ Oriented

5. Standard bird? Typical _ _ _ _ _ _ _

6. Hold over birds? _ _ _ _ Control (There are 2 solutions for this one!)

7. A bird's build? _ _ _ _ _ _ Anatomy
 
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Good guess, Jonny721, but not quite right. These bird names are all generic -- no particular species -- birds that non-birders might know. So just finch or warbler.

I'll give you some hints below (each of these blanks feature birds):

1. Bird with a badge? _ _ _ _ Officer

2. Bird royal? Prince of _ _ _ _ _ _

3. Blend of bird voices? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Harmony

4. Turned toward birds? _ _ _ _ Oriented

5. Standard bird? Typical _ _ _ _ _ _ _

6. Hold over birds? _ _ _ _ Control (There are 2 solutions for this one!)

7. A bird's build? _ _ _ _ _ _ Anatomy

hints? |:$|
 
Think of a two-word phrase that includes these words in the clue, like "_______ anatomy" or "_____ officer." Then see if you can change the first word slightly (maybe by altering a letter or two) to make it a name of a bird! I'll give you the first letter of the first clue. Let me know if you need more hints!

Each of these blanks feature generic bird names:

1. Bird with a badge? L _ _ _ Officer

2. Bird royal? Prince of _ _ _ _ _ _

3. Blend of bird voices? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Harmony

4. Turned toward birds? _ _ _ _ Oriented

5. Standard bird? Typical _ _ _ _ _ _ _

6. Hold over birds? _ _ _ _ Control (There are 2 solutions for this one!)

7. A bird's build? _ _ _ _ _ _ Anatomy
 
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