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The June Puzzler

The July Puzzler

Triangle
Previous Puzzlers:
  • "Cryptic Tennis"
    June, 2000

  • "Cutting the Cards"
    May, 2000

  • "Message in a Bottle"
    April, 2000

  • "Bright Prospects"
    March, 2000

  • "Your Turn"
    February, 2000

  • "A River Runs Through It"
    January, 2000

  • "Windup"
    December, 1999

  • "Downsizing"
    November, 1999

  • "Cycles"
    October, 1999

  • "Shakedown"
    September, 1999

  • "At the Movies"
    August, 1999

  • "Family Reunion"
    July, 1999

  • "Mismatches"
    June, 1999

  • "Lawbreakers"
    May, 1999

  • "Mystery Box"
    April, 1999

  • "Hide and Seek"
    March, 1999

  • "Central Square"
    February, 1999

  • "Cross-Training"
    January, 1999

  • "Criss-Crossing"
    December, 1998

  • "Back in the Labyrinth"
    November, 1998

  • "Rite of Passage"
    October, 1998

  • "Service With a Smile"
    September, 1998

  • "In Common"
    August, 1998

  • "Nine-Hole Course"
    July, 1998

  • "Guidelines"
    June, 1998

  • "Picnic"
    May, 1998

  • "Three-Ring Circus"
    April, 1998

  • "Marching Orders"
    March, 1998

  • "Step by Step"
    February, 1998

  • "Celebrating the First"
    January, 1998

  • "Cryptacrostic"
    December, 1997

  • "Chessboard"
    November, 1997

  • "Haunted House"
    October, 1997

  • "Double-Crossers"
    September, 1997

  • "Scoreboard"
    August, 1997

  • "Celebrating the Fourth"
    July, 1997

  • EACH clue answer in this puzzle is to be entered with its first letter in the appropriately numbered square and the rest of its letters sequentially forming a right triangle with one horizontal side, one vertical side, and one diagonal side. The numbered square always represents a corner of a triangle whose first leg proceeds in the compass direction given next to the clue's number; the orientation of the other two legs must be deduced. Letters in the shaded squares form a triangle of their own. Answers include four capitalized words, one of them foreign.

    The instructions above are for this month's puzzle only. See a complete introduction to clue-solving.

    See the solution to last month's Puzzler.


    Clues

    1. S With sides, triangle shapes (6)
    2. SW Work with needle and thread, so we hear (3)
    3. W Sweet note in the Spanish song (6)
    4. E Wrongly interpret film schedule including Ran (12)
    5. SW Sailor returned with a sinking ship's deserter (3)
    6. E Crook inside would ogle girls (6)
    7. NE Rudimentary vehicle got around California river (2-4)
    8. N Mood of part-time employee on E.R. (6)
    9. NW Pop story: "Heartless Tart" (6)
    10. W Baker roasted nuts for someone enjoying a roll? (12)
    11. N Dire Straits is for people who make fun (9)
    12. N Gives a lift to crowds around Interstate (6)
    13. SE Nothing to erase except the ending in a little poem (6)
    14. N Happy with recent times in education (6)
    15. E Weak spot she found in a cold fish (8,4)
    16. E A man's proxies (6)
    17. SW Tough stuff scattered at glacier (9)
    18. SW Edward and I, in getting married and reconciling (9)
    19. SE "Stop," I spoke, and went downhill (12)
    20. S Equestrian lassoes a person on the attack (6)
    21. N A large salmon (51 centimeters) is lush? (9)
    22. SE Traveling aide, or aide in traveling? (6)
    23. S Shire of Hollywood, after I land in Europe (6)
    24. N Even characters in Friends will be embarrassed (3)
    25. N I start working for painter (6)
    26. N "Blue" record being played quite far into the wee hours (12)
    27. S "Tuft" minus a "t" when spelled backwards (6)
    28. E Rail company mad at Mark (6)
    29. SW Is glum about kid's last scooters (6)
    30. SE American painter's Rabbit in Motion (6)
    31. W Some beaver's eager or reluctant (6)
    32. N Inane, like a 0-0 score? (9)
    33. E Doctor each manuscript in Visions (6)
    34. W Dine with beer advocate (9)


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    The Atlantic Monthly; July 2000; The Puzzler - 00.07; Volume 286, No. 1; page 99.