Fourwords (Puzzle #4)

Difficulty: * *    (explanation of difficulty)

Fourwords is like a 4×4 crossword puzzle. Fill in the grid with sixteen letters such that the eight four-letter words created agree with the eight clues.

Type of bird
They're used to row a boat
Some people born in August
U.S. mortgage org.  v v v v
Gush  >
Close  >
Opposite of less  >
Pt. of NCAA  >

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