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"Criss-Crossing"
(Solution to the December Puzzler)


Solution to the December Puzzler


Clues. 1. ARCH (double def.); SCAN + DAL (lad rev.) 2. S(LOP)PY; L + ACE 3. P(OR + T)ALS; (h)ALTER 4. A + S + PEN; AG + OR + A 5. CON + GAS; A + N(C)ESTOR 6. COL + AS; P(O)LEAXE (expel a anag.) 7. FI + EF (rev.); SHRIVE + L (dervish - d anag.) 8. B + RACE; FR(ID)AYS 9. SPAN + DEX (rev.); ESCA + ROLE (case anag.) 10. RUSTLED (double def.); F(EL) + TOUT 11. MAGPIE (anag.); C(OMM)AN-DO (mom anag.) 12. OMANI (hidden); S + CARING 13. BAY + L + OR; PORT + END 14. SCOUTED (anag.); G(L)UT 15. OP(AL)INE; EDIFY (hidden) 16. BU(I + L)T; TRIP + LANE 17. HUM(ID)OR; T(O)NER (rent rev.) 18. LYRE (homophone); B + REWED 19. STEW + A + RD (Dr. rev.); GAZ(e) + A


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The Atlantic Monthly; January 1999; Answers to the December Puzzler; Volume 283, No. 1; page 100.

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