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Puzzler Solution to "Downsizing,"
the November, 1999, Puzzler


November Puzzler Solution


Discard first of pounds for an hourglass figure = (w)eight<. Across. 1. reduction (anag.) 7. hom(i)er 11. seldom (anag.) 12. decrease (pun) 13. leg + alit + y 14. unarm (hidden) 15. dislocated (anag.) 16. f(et)ishes 18. dire + cts 19. stra(teg)y (get rev.) 24. s + printed 26. a + m(bien)t 28. arpeggio (anag.) 30. f + i(replace)s 32. p(o)ets 33. creation (anag.) 34. uncement (hidden) 35. state + n 36. strand (double def.) 37. the + m(el)ess Down. 1. re(li)ef 2. e + lectors 3. rud(g)e 4. co + ale + scent 5. niftiest (hidden) 6. neolith (anag.) 7. ho + rmonal (Marlon anag.) 8. ma(una)ke + a 9. er's(a + T) + z 10. re + me + dying 17. stable + mate 18. ad + options 20. rimester (anag.) 21. s(toll)en's 22. ca + ref(e)ree 23. reign + it + e 25. geraint (anag.) 27. precut (anag.) 29. (w)inner's 31. s + teal
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The Atlantic Monthly; December 1999; Puzzler Solution - 99.12; Volume 284, No. 6; page 128.