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Puzzler Solution to "Wraparound,"
the December, 2000, Puzzler

The December Puzzler solution

The Wraparound ring contains the words spindrift, woodcut, backspin, driftwood, and cutback. Rings. a. a + pot + he(g)m’s; b(rush + w + or)k; m(adc)ap (cad anag.); a + m(use)d b. m + un(i + t)ions; loof + a + h (a fool rev.); entre(a + t)e + d; cowri(t)e c. r(esult)ing (U.S. let anag.); cygnet (homophone); kid + nap; m(utter)ing d. (g)reen + tries; ch(a + toy)ant; su(e) + gary; f + on + due e. sto(new + a)re; per(ceiv)es (vice anag.); mar + gin; fel(in)e (feel anag.) Radii. 1. tracts (double def.) 2. hi + p(h)op 3. glut + ei (i.e. rev.) 4. mot + own 5. afe(a)rd (fared anag.) 6. mar(i)ner 7. sense + i 8. e(ngu)lf (gun anag.) 9. bryant (anag.) 10. regrew (hidden rev.) 11. stere + o (reset anag.) 12. h(et)ero 13. o + men(e)d 14. rustic (anag.) 15. mi + lieu 16. (f)attest 17. c(on + f)ab 18. angora (kangaroo anag. — k and o) 19. a(cid + i) + c 20. p(od)unk
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