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Title Inner Conversion
Setter The Tall'n
Series Magpie
Number Issue 67, no. 5
Date Jul 2008
May's Arcuate Glyphs Produced Innumerable Errors
[Curved letters in Bufo puzzle cause high error rate]
DifficultyB
Grid 1313 barred grid with 180 symmetry.
Preamble All double clues are non-overlapping and in order (across then down). Twenty-five of the answers to numbered clues (all real words) have a common element of one or two letters, which indicates how to convert the answer
into the entry. Solvers should consider one or more literal interpretations. Each of the twenty-five answers features a distinct letter of the alphabet. The definition of the entry is found in the extra word(s) in the appropriate lettered clue. Solvers must find the missing letter and highlight the entry that is converted from it. Numbers in brackets refer to the lengths of grid entries.
Solution Notes
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Parts of twenty-five numbered clue solutions are IN or I (interpretable as i' = in). Elements of these solutions have to be converted between the name of a letter and the letter itself to generate entries, all real words, defined by extra words at one of the relevant lettered clues. The missing letter is H, which, interpreted as A i' TCH, gives TACH.
KeywordsAlphabet letter-I difficulty-B grade-B
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