# A Howler's Disposition

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #37: Rare and Endangered 1

I've made a 5X5 word square, meaning that each word is 5 letters long and the words are the same in those positions horizontally and vertically.

Here are the clues:

1. A mixed ski-slope
2. Annual fluctuating celebration of defeat
3. A Howler’s disposition
4. A large father
5. Let me rephrase that

What words form the square?

• Are these clues cryptic? – Ian MacDonald Jul 16 '18 at 13:49
• @IanMacDonald The "mixed" part of the first clue kinda is, but the rest shouldn't be – Sensoray Jul 16 '18 at 14:51

It's:

SPITE
PURIM
IRATE
TITAN
EMEND

(SPITE is an anagram of 'piste')

• That's it :) which #'s were the easiest/hardest for you to figure out? – Sensoray Jul 16 '18 at 18:07
• I started with #1 as a guess, which led easily to #3, and the rest just kinda filled themselves in. – kayzeroshort Jul 16 '18 at 18:13