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"Rite of Passage"
(Solution to the October Puzzler)


Solution to the October Puzzler


Across answers intersecting with TRICK were entered in reverse. Across answers intersecting with TREAT had one letter added in the grid. Across. 1. BAR + B 4. RA(BB + I)TS (I + BB rev.) 10. TROUNCE (anag.) 12. P(IRA + TI)C 13. STOC + K + YARD (rev.) 14. CURT (double def.) 16. SH + TICKS 17. DE(VELO)P (love anag.) 18. FE(T)E 20. E-DEN (pun) 22. WRA(I)THS 24. DIVERS (double def.) 27. CHOW (double def.) 28. IMPUDENT (anag.) 31. C(EL + E)BS 32. (s)MILERS 33. STAT(U)E 34. LIST (double def.) Down. 1. BE + A + D 2. ACCRUE (a crew homophone) 3. BUOY (homophone) 4. SOCKS (double def.) 6. BEAT + IF + IC(e) 7. BU(RS)T (rev.) 8. A + LIGHT 9. REPOSES (double def.) 11. CAR(V)E 15. TENE(MEN)T 17. DE(D)UCES 19. E(THE)R 21. DIRE + CT 23. H(ON)ORS(e) 25. V(ILL)A 26. SU(SI)E (is rev.) 29. DO + LL 30. TEST (hidden)


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The Atlantic Monthly; November 1998; Answers to the November Puzzler; Volume 282, No. 5; page 136.

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