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?

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


(SPITE is an anagram of 'piste')

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

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