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Solution to "Mystery Box,"
the April, 1999, Puzzler



April Solution


Box words AZURE and AVIAN suggest the letter J (blue jay); FRAME and HOUSE suggest A (A-frame house); LIGHT and SPEED suggest C (symbol for light speed); SAMMY and DANNY suggest K (surname Kaye). JACK is in the box.

Across. 1. LAPPS (homophone) 5. AF(GH) + A + NI (rev.) 10. O + LEO 11. ALLOT (homophone) 12. GA(R)B 13. QUART(z) + ILE 14. BUR + MESE (rub rev.) 16. COW(R) + IE 17. ETH(N)OS 22. CO(SM)OS 24. SE(a)TTLE 27. PAW + PAWS 28. AN + A + THE + MA 29. OK + R + A 30. CRIME(a) 31. LEIS (homophone) 32. KENNED + Y 33. SYNCH (homophone) Down. 1. LO(GI)CAL 2. A LA + MO 3. P(ERIW)IG (wire rev.) 4. SEQUIN (seek + win homophone) 6. GARETH (anag.) 7. A(LIE)N 8. (e)NOLA (rev.) 9. ITEMS (odd letters) 14. BRAHM(s) + A 15. SHO(A)TS 18. UN + T(A + K)EN 19. E + YEW + ASH 20. TO + WHEE 21. DEWARS (anag.) 22. CRACK (double def.) 23. SP(A)IN 25. L(YR)I + C 26. IN RE (anag.) Box. a. S(P)EED b. SA(M + M)Y c. (s)LIGHT d. HO(U)SE e. F(RAM)E f. DAN + NY (and anag.) g. A + V(I)AN h. AZURE (homophone)


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The Atlantic Monthly; May 1999; Answers to the April Puzzler; Volume 283, No. 5; page 126.

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