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Puzzler Solution to "Windup,"
the December, 1999, Puzzler


Windup Solution

The extra letters spell clock watchers.

Spiral. a. t + end b. try + st c. a + erie's d. rail (double def.) e. ebbing (anag.) f. ra(tin)g g. ji(mm)ies (Seiji anag.) h. moisture (anag.) i. i + nh + ale j. ithaca (hidden) k. c + reep + s (rev.) l. dod(ger)'s m. ro + ll up (rev.) n. la + t(in)o o. neu(t)ral p. c + h + airs q. b + locks r. min(c)ed s. at(he + is)m t. r(ed so)x (dose anag.)

Radial. 1. clam + or 2. st(a)ir 3. miter (anag.) 4. no(r) + way 5. che + mist 6. d + epic + t 7. rus(h) + set 8. tr(o)uble (butler anag.) 9. ha(dria)n (raid anag.) 10. i + c(e)age 11. shrike (anag.) 12. ri(char)d 13. er(rat)ic 14. se(l)en + e 15. oblige (anag.) 16. so + p(his)t


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