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The Atlantic Monthly | March 2004
 
The Puzzler
Radio Daze

by Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
 
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The March Puzzler

This puzzle's diagram entries have been supplied by a public-radio audience, with predictable results: Of the 40 clue answers, 11 are affected in one way and 15 more in another way. Both ways create new words in the grid. Letters that fall in the shaded squares, read left to right from top to bottom, explain what sort of a puzzle this is. There are two proper nouns among clue answers and two more among diagram entries.

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.



Across

1. Hint is about Southern writer (1,1,5)

6. After school, declare what a packrat is (5)

10. Square-dance faction that is found among boys (6)

11. Baby's gas was corrosive (7)

12. One verse's hot points? (6)

13. Little guys and big guys evicting GI (4)

14. Vehicles carrying Brubeck's most unresponsive audience? (8)

16. Locating island in hoax (6)

17. Gym class includes a cool, organized walk (6)

19. Overwhelmed, got out of the sled? (7)

21. Peg joins groups with keyboards (7)

25. Stuck, changed course in a sailfish (6)

26. One leaving note in garden area (8)

28. Made smooth moves and edged inside (6)

31. Driving, pass a chime (7)

32. Bum agrees with kind of monkey? (6)

33. In emergency rooms, spot hams? (7)

34. Head of Apollo trimmed on both sides (4)

35. Crowded room's empty (5)

36. Felipe or Moises just passing in normal voices (5)


Down

1. Aggressive features of Conservative legislation (5)

2. Wrong family to be apprehended at last (4,2)

3. Lure field boss of the Mafia (4,2)

4. Cover "Stormy Weather" (7)

5. Song both seen and read mistakenly (8)

6. Inflamed passion the wrong way (4)

7. Benefit of a truck license in Delaware (9)

8. Name for a man's backside when given a shave? (4)

9. Grabbed nap, hugged by mate (7)

14. Fortune held by rich ancestors (6)

15. Made a froth of potato, coating me (6)

18. Piece of cake involved in extra bad habit (9)

20. Tortilla cooked by the seashore (8)

21. Theatrical name for all-male schooling? (6)

22. Mystical messages conveyed by distant radio (6)

23. Gold grain covers large ear on the outside (7)

24. Cryptic decree brings fall back (6)

27. Horrific writer swallows crazy hair tonic (6)

29. Reconstructed a Degas with saws (6)

30. Fermented stuff that hurts grassland (6)


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