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The Atlantic Monthly | May 2001
 
The Puzzler
Answers to the April Puzzler

"Mystery Word"

by Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
 
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The April Puzzler

Unclued phrases and the letters they yield are as follows: brit sip = tea (t); big pond = sea (c); their is = are (r); find out = see (c); spud bud = eye (i); what for = why (y); pod seed = pea (p). The rearranged letters spell cryptic. Across. 8. a(e) + robe 13. (d)rugged 14. s + to + rm 16. pun(s)ter 20. di(a)ne 21. tern (homophone) 23. tin + ted 28. dab + let (bad rev.) 29. ir(m)a 30. (c)hu(m) + las 35. tar + tar + e 38. par + ge (e.g. rev.) 39. ve(i)nal 40. sterne (homophone) Down. 1. bes(ot)ted 2. ratchet (hatchet with front changed) 3. inoperable (anag.) 4. tur + pin (rut rev.) 5. s(a + mur + a)i (rev.) 6. i(ran)i 7. p(u)bs 8. a + gi + ta + to + r 9. (b)egged 10. re(pri)nt (rip anag.) 11. ben + in 12. eddie (homophone) 17. waterborne (anag.) 19. so + das (sad rev.) 22. enthrone (anag.) 24. de + ad(he) + ad 25. flatter (double def.) 26. usurped (anag.) 27. smuggle (anag.) 29. i(deal)s 30. h + owls 31. u(n)hat (Utah anag.) 32. sa + fin (as rev.) 34. p + a + b + l + o 36. t + rap


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