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Crisscross Crunch Sample

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.

Clues

Across
Down
Agreement at sea (4) Not in time (7)
___ cat (6) Reporter's credit (6)
Cone-shaped (5) Enamel, for example (7)
STP on the car (5) Hot beverage (5)
ADA member (7) Belle of the ball (3)
First place (4) Swirl in a stream (4)
Current weather maker (2, 4) Coping Aunt (4)
Entry, as for drug abuse (7) File folder identifier (5)
Solidify (3) At no time (5)
Refute (6) Distance around (9)
Ripe old age (6) Extend the subscription (5)
Chopin and Walesa (5) Vocal number (4)
Ebb (6) Semester, e.g. (4)
Messy erasure (6) Koresh's last stand (4)
Studnet, e.g. (4) Prez from Princeton (6)

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