Solutions

### Posers

Numbered Pentominoes

 Challenge 17 – use UFVL Challenge 18 – use IWPTNZL

Target Practice Plus

Challenge 1. 15 = (100 / 20) + (62 – 48) – 4;    15 = 48 + 62 – 100 + 9 – 4;

and using four numbers, 15 = 48 + 20 – 62 + 9.

Challenge 2. 153 = (75 + 7) x 2 – 11;     153 = (19 x 7) + (75 – 35) / 2.

Challenge 3. 279 = (5 x 50) + 35 + 13 – 15 – 4;     279 = (35 – 13) x 15 – 50 – 5 + 4.

other solutions possible.

### Department of Words

Ferriswords

From left to right find QUESTS.

From right to left find KISSER.

### Five and Ten

Puzzle 1.  slobbering   Puzzle 2. blacksmith

Fit for Four

1.  foot   2. bad     3. shoe     4. lip

5. rain    6. bag     7. pot     8. deep

Alphabet Muster

My list includes safest, classy, region, somber, rejoin, ashcan, salvos, downed, sexpot, payday, liquor, matzos, darken.

Crisscross Crunch

(includes cryptic explaantion)

Row 1: deco (anagram coed),   color (from dolor),   Orient (rien + o + t)

Row 2: Talia (Italia – I),   liar (rail reversed),   arrange (2 meainings)

Row 3: claimed (anagram),   medic (me + CID rev.),   iced (anagram)

Row 4: angle (dangle – d),   lets (hidden in clue),   singe (sing + E)

Row 5: plead (hidden in clue),   drum (from murd...),   unber (lumber – l)

Column 1: cedar (anagram),   darling (from darjeeling),   ingle (single – s)

Column 2: toxic (to + XI + C),   icicle (ici + cycle – yc).   clean (2 meanings)

Column 3: four (hidden in clue),   urges (hidden in clue),   gesture (just your)

Column 4: lilac (lie lack),   acid (re base),   idioms (Idi + oms)

Column 5: snag (first letters),   agree,   (regret – r)

Minicryptic 7s5s3s

Across 1. Embargo (em + bar + Go)    4. Horse (hoarse – a)    7. Bar (see 1-Across)                 8. Slope (S + lope)     9. Neatens (anagram N.A. teens)

Down 1. Echelon (echo + el + n)    2. Barbs (two definitions)    3. Olivers (olive + Rs)                    5. Sal (hidden in clue)    6. Erose (he rose – h)

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