The Puzzler

 


The Puzzler
 

Puzzle Quote

Answers to clues are to be entered acrostic-style, but column by column from A to M. When every square is filled, the diagram will contain a quotation (slightly amended) from the book Chambers Crossword Manual, by the British puzzle-writer Don Manley. Answers include one capitalized word.

 

 

 


Clues

A. Going west to help at school sporting venues (13, 6, 1, 3, 8, 11)
Order French article in Sex Appeal (9, 2, 4, 10)
The person speaking with army cop's kid (12, 7, 5)
B. Perennial worry about a heading in the wrong direction (3, 13, 9, 11, 7, 4)
Colonel's first love covered by popular picture (5, 2, 12, 8)
Encounter trailer in French and Italian (10, 6, 1)
C. Bad rep that is true possessed by no Conservative (12, 6, 1, 3, 7, 10, 5, 8, 11)
Carefully peruse eastern volcano's peak (2, 4, 13, 9)
D. Trim Parisian's original old letter (11, 2, 3, 6, 8)
Cause damage to engineer's extreme terminal (4, 7, 10, 13)
Proceed north when carried by United (12, 1, 9, 5)
E. Before 50, develop an aggressive tone (10, 11, 2, 3, 4)
Prison guard ignoring southern company (9, 8, 13, 5)
Military's van is west of town in film (1, 12, 6, 7)
F. One caught in calls for counterfeits (1, 7, 10, 13, 5, 8, 2)
Eighth letter in "Theodore" provided a clue (9, 3, 6, 12, 11, 4)
G. Engineer to push for result (6, 4, 2, 12, 11, 1)
Fleet securely positioned (10, 7, 8, 5)
Fall behind the French gunner's maiden (3, 9, 13)
H. Making a cut in capital for auditors (3, 1, 7, 11, 13, 9, 12)
Heat of battle, and odds of match (2, 10, 4, 6, 8, 5)
I. Lead against one hundred in deserts (1, 2, 13, 9, 7, 11, 4)
Union gets into plot, after I'm inspired (8, 10, 6, 12, 3, 5)
J. Offense hedges about bomb warning (9, 5, 2, 13, 8)
Royal Engineer in control (1, 6, 10, 12)
Blame my friends and me after round number (4, 3, 11, 7)
K. New dons carried omen (11, 9, 5, 8, 13, 12, 2)
Stooge keeps time in a blunt way (4, 7, 6, 3, 10, 1)
L. More unpleasant friend of the French in Witness (6, 5, 2, 9, 10, 12, 13)
Southwestern warriors hurt after a President's inauguration (7, 1, 11, 4, 8, 3)
M. Items in disorder left aboard ship (5, 7, 4, 1, 10, 8, 12)
Sailor's back from the Orient after the first (6, 13, 11, 9, 3, 2)

 


The Atlantic Monthly; November 2000; The Puzzler - 00.11; Volume 286, No. 5; page 123.

 

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