January 2020

Crisscross Crunch

Here we have a puzzle suffering a tight squeeze. The answer words read straight across or straight down, but they overlap by one, two, three, or four letters. For example, the answer “battLE” might overlap the answer “LEgs” by two letters. To help you solve, we’ve put the clues for Across and Down in alphabetical order according to answers, and we’ve given the word lengths in parentheses. Answer as many clues as you can, and then try to fit them in the grid. We’ve placed letters to get you started.



Lion or eagle, but not raider (6)

Flooded (5)

Send into battle (6)

Type of parent or child (6)

The Boot country (5)

Tart fruits (6)

True blue (5)

Disinfectant brand (5)

Stag or tom, e.g. (4)

Ms Oyl (5)

Uncooked (3)

Outcome (6)

Nasty (5)

Mall units (6)

Extreme or extremist (5)

Airship (5))

College of kings (4)

More equally matched (6)

Hint at (5)

Earn (5)

Bookish folks (5)

Fake fat (7)

Punch combo (3-3)

"___ Mio" (1, 4)

Column of smoke (5)

Laminated boards (7)

Lather maker (4)

Jock and boot ___ (6)

Spreads (the hay) (4)

Combat injury (5)

January 2020

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