Department of Words

Nothing in Common

# 1-16 in order are nails, covet, drain, stove, nadir, clove, stand, cover, stain, loved, satin, drove, slain, voter, lands, trove.

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Five and Ten

Puzzle 1. Lighthouse   Puzzle 2. Chessboard

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Fit for Four

1.  fish   2. grand    3. dance    4. pro

5. farm   6. four    7. roll    8. star

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Crisscross Crunch

Across, in row order: kale, legume, merit; fedora, orator, torts; street, etc., cease; prod, odometer, term; neaten, tent, taffy.

Down, in column order: jade, adept, tureen; remove, overdo, dote; puma, mast, stamina; remote, text, extras; fiat, taser, serifs.

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Across 1. Avarice (Ava + Eric anagram)     4. Abash (awash – w + b)     6. Hiver (two definitions)     7. Entente (called a letter bank, uses the letters in ten repeatedly) 

Down 1. Abalone (like this clue – ah Baloney!)    2. Awash (two definitions)    3. En garde (anagram)    5. Haven (Haven't – t)

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