Nutcrackers: Devilishly Addictive Mind Twisters for the by Jesse Green

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9) Water in the court! ) (8) Cut down machine politician (4) Engineers merit fancy headgear (5) Hot to live in sin below the knee (4) What the tiny person said when called a glutton? (5) Speak before you drink (3) 45 Animal that's horny shows blood factor in love (5) 46 "Bach," opines Queen, "is at heart romantic" (11) 47 Hurry up and prepare chicken (5,1,3) 48 Controversial military presence in crotch (4) 49 Tots say "tool" (4) 50 Fugue has E-minor chord progressions (9) 2 Screw highest two: Make a quarter (7) 3 Custom spoken of by Liz's servant (6-4) 4 Most youthful gents (and you) are mixed up (8) 5 "Catarrh on knee," suggests quack (4) 6 Morose trips for Latin lovers (6) 7 Anesthesia quashes a case of the blues (5) 8 Jean's source is woefully underage (8) 9 Buffalo herds confused for game (12) 10 Uncooked prawn is partly eaten (3) 11 When an ace is this, it makes you frown!

Solution, page 147) 1 Become inconsiderate about head of Rolling Rock in large stein (8) 2 After victory, I'll grow old in little town (7) 3 Real funk over sanctuary, man (8) 4 Foul play with "Otter" North (6) 5 Run record backward-a 12-inch disc-on Fourth of July (4) 6 Command to orderly fellow who broods? (5) 7 Bolger dances without removing top for ball (5) 8 Queens boy is rock star (6) 9 Kept out singing poet (4) 10 Level teaspoon-it's worth splitting hairs over! (4) 11 Bonus clue N U T C R A C K E R S: Missing Persons 41 42 PUZZLE 7 Stick Figure w Some people are remembered only in broad strokes-like the Missing Person in question.

Even after you've solved the clues, another puzzle lies in wait-a safe to crack within the safe. And that one comes without instructions. Without explicit instructions, that is. In fact, each of the 14 Cryptic Crosswords that follow has an introduction that purports to tell you what the puzzle's about. But we're not above a red herring or two, or even an outright deception. What we can tell you is this: In many of the puzzles, some or all of the answers to the clues will require alteration before they can fit in the diagram.

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