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"Service With a Smile"
(Solution to the September Puzzler)


Solution to the September Puzzler


Theme words are GAME, SET, and MATCH. Variations are LIGAMENTS, GILGAMESH, and AGAMEMNON (words containing GAME); SENT, SCENT, and ASCENT (letter additions to SET); and PARIS, LOVE, and SAFETY (titles or phrases with MATCH). Across. 1 S(PANG)LED 11. A + T(TA)IN 12. OVERSEA (homophone) 13. LAIR (rev.) 14. DIM + IN + I'S + H 15. O + RANG 16. O(A + T)CAKE (a Coke anag.) 17. DIALER (rev.) 21. GEODE (G + owed homophone) 27. SCRAM + BLES(s) 30. METE(O)R 32. EST(A + T)ES 34. MUS + I + C (I + sum rev.) 35. BACH + ELOR (role rev.) 37. DEF + LATE (Fed rev.) 38. G(OLD)EN 40. DOWN + EA + ST Down. 1. SALON (odd letters) 2. PTARMIGAN (anag.) 3. NARNIA (anag.) 5. EPIC + ENE 6. A + V + I + ANS 8. CRICKET (pun) 9. ES + SAY 10. T(AMEN)ESS 14. D + OLES 19. A + D(HE'S)IVE'S 20. L + IPREADS (diapers anag.) 23. MI(RAC)LE (car rev.) 24. TREMOLO (anag.) 25. M(ATE)R 27. S(LEE)TY 28. BOULLE (anag.) 29. STAFF (double def.) 33. THAT (hidden)


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The Atlantic Monthly; October 1998; Answers to the September Puzzler; Volume 282, No. 4; page 117.

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