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"Picnic"
(Solution to the May Puzzler)

Solution to the May Puzzler

Q: What are we serving at the crossword picnic? A: SQUARE MEALS (Below, the correct form of the padded word in each clue is given in italics after that clue's solution note.) Across. 1. PUTTER (pun); layer 6. CO(UP)ON; ticket 11. UN + RAVEL; untie 12. CAP + E; hat 13. ROGUERIES (anag.); grese 14. PROOFREAD (anag.); orde 15. LUSTIER (anag.); Tru 16. NOTES (double def.); singers 19. US + ERS; we 21. S + QUIRT; jet 25. P(ARM)A; dad 26. ERRATIC (anag.); bad 28. IN(SIN)CE + RE; ince 29. MAUD GONNE (anag.); 'm 30. ARES (homophone); War 31. SEA(T) + LE; le 32. ID + LED; Id 33. RAS + HER; ras Down. 1. PU(PL)ES (purse anag.); Sick 2. (a)UNT + RUE; Paris 3. TR + I(O)S; nil 4. TROTS (double def.); aid's 5. R + EGRET; Head 7. OCEANUS (anag.); god 8. P + INTER; wordsmith 9. OPENER (anag.); pree 10. N + ETS; Shred 17. PURSED (anag.); Pr 18. W + ANGLE; tail 19. MAR + INER; iner 20. SE(C)EDER; seeder 22. ATARI (hidden); Kuwat 23. F + ACTS; True 24. CIRCE (first letters); ine 25. PU + MAS (rev.); Sam 27. TENT + H; hild's


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The Atlantic Monthly; June 1998; Answers to the May Puzzler; Volume 281, No. 6; page 113.

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