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Puzzler Solution to "Whodunit,"
the October, 2000, Puzzler

The October Puzzler solution

Across. 1. sax + if + rage 6. m(eri)t (ire rev.) 9. exi(s)t 10. he + t(erodo)x (rodeo anag.) 11. t(a + x)able 12. x + an + ad + u 14. b(lear)ed 15. a + sap 16. nee + d 18. au(gmen) + t 20. se(lass + i)e 21. f + able 24. m(ewe)d 25. ex + pres's + ed 28. de's + pond 30. cede (homophone) 31. la(r)d 32. po(r)tion 34. a + rose 35. a + dd + sup 36. xen(omani)a 37. do(g)s 38. so(l)ar 39. delacroi + x (Cordelia anag.) Down. 1. sex + tons 2. a + x + i + a + l 3. is + abel 4. re(leas)ed 5. e + xtre + me (T. Rex anag.) 6. mead + e 7. ro(as)t 8. toupees (two pays homophone) 13. n + an + as 17. e + xeter (exert anag.) 19. f(lex)ed 21. fixed idea (anag.) 22. smil(a + x)es 23. leeds (homophone) 25. e(x) + pound 26. sen(s)or 27. deeps + ix (rev.) 28. dr + ool (loo rev.) 29. s + pear 33. hug + o
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The Atlantic Monthly; November 2000; Answers to the October Puzzler - 00.11; Volume 286, No. 5; page 113.