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Puzzler Solution to "Cutting the Cards,"
the May, 2000, Puzzler

May Puzzler solution

"Draw with deuces wild" = SEDUCE (anag.). In four Across entries TWO is entered in mixed order (as a "wild deuce"). Across. 10. g(r)in 11. writ(h)e 12. la + s(t)word 13. d + ear 14. pla(Y + Pe)n 15. o + ink 16. elia (hidden) 17. e(a + st + woo)d 18. le(a + n)er 19. c(e)sium (music anag.) 23. do(si)do 25. lesser (homophone) 27. outworld (anag.) 29. c + or + e 31. mars (double def.) 32. r(is)ot + to 33. role (homophone) 34. catwoman (anag.) 35. binary (anag.) 36. no + rm Down. 1. pe(d)al 2. al(l)egro (Al Gore anag.) 3. sar(o + y)an 4. p(eew)it (wee rev.) 5. we(a + rd) + own 6. weir + do 7. id + i(o)t 8. tighten (homophone) 9. murd + ere + d (drum rev.) 18. doorbell (anag.) 19. scull + i + on 20. wal + nuts (rev.) 21. c(o + w)ries 22. t(all)ier 24. credos (hidden) 26. stowe + d 28. re + a + ct 30. ode + on


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The Atlantic Monthly; June 2000; Solution to the May Puzzler - 00.06; Volume 285, No. 6; page 111.