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M A R C H  1 9 9 8

"Step by Step" (Solution)

February Puzzler Solution

Across.

1. a. PI(G + S)TY
  b. CO(MEDIA)N
  c. PE(R)U
2. a. A + ESOP (pose rev.)
  b. FOR + TAS
  c. WORST (homophone)
3. a. MI + CROC + HIP (I'm rev.)
  b. PLANE (double def.)
4. a. BLI(N)TZ
  b. TATTOO (anag.)
5. a. C + APR I
  b. BEG + IN
6. PIE CHART (anag.)
7. B(RUN)E + I
8. TALC (hidden)


Up.

11. a. PS + ALMS
   b. B + I + CEPS (pecs anag.)
   c. BO(T + T)LE
12. a. GI'S + T
   b. C(HI + R)P
   c. TEQUILA (anag.)
13. a. TO(PC + O) A T
   b. LIGHTER (double def.)
14. a. CLOC(K) + HE
   b. TIE + RR + A
15. a. MUTE (odd letters)
   b. PA(TO) + IS
16. DI + SALLOW (ID rev.)
17. A + BOUND
18. PISH (anag.)


Down.

3. LEIS (anag.)
6. a. EARN (homophone)
  b. A(C + C) + RUE
9. A. T(A)INT
  b. AR(G0)T
  c. LAUR(I)E (a rule anag.)


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The Atlantic Monthly; March 1998; Answers to the March Puzzler; Volume 281, No. 3; page 113.

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