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Numbered Pentominoes

Challenge 17 – use UFVL
Challenge 18 – use IWPTNZL

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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.

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Department of Words

Ferriswords

From left to right find QUESTS.

From right to left find KISSER.

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Five and Ten

Puzzle 1.  slobbering   Puzzle 2. blacksmith

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Fit for Four

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

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

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Alphabet Muster

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

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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)

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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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