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Puzzler Solution to "Shakedown,"
the September, 1999, Puzzler



puzzler solution


The "shakedown" words are MOUNT EVEREST, VENTURESOME, VERMONTESE, OVERTENSE, VERONESE, VENEERS, NERVES, SERVE, EVER, and VEE ("one letter"). Across. 5. FOR + EVERS 10. I'D + AS 11. D(RUM) UP 13. CO(R) + GI 16. RASH + NESS 17. ET + HOS 19. I(RIDES)CE 21. RE(REA)D 23. L(OCAT)E (rev.) 25. SE(LASS + I)E 29. A + TRIA(l) 30. SPECIMENS (anag.) 31. CL + ERIC 32. DESSERTS (homophone) 33. DON + EES (rev.) Down. 1. NICOSIA (anag.) 2. EDO (rev.) 3. R(ARE) + R 4. EDIT + S (rev.) 5. F(URN)ACE 6. O + MA'S + A 7. EPHEMERA (anag.) 8. RE + SO + NATION 9. SA(SS + E)D 12. T(E)-HEE 14. GRADUATIONS (anag.) 15. FE(A)STER 18. PRE(LA + C)Y 20. ENTRANCE (double def.) 22. TEA(SEt])R'S 23. LE(AVE)D 24. CURRY (double def.) 26. U(P)SE + T 27. D(IS)C + O 28. VERVE (hidden)

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The Atlantic Monthly; October 1999; Puzzler Solution - 99.10; Volume 284, No. 4; page 106.