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Solution to Puzzle #18--November 2002 "Topsy Turvy"

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Parentheses around a letter mean that it must be omitted before the word will fit in the grid. The ten omitted letters spell UPSIDE DOWN, which is how all down words appear in the grid.

Across

  1. NA (U) TILUS
  2. ENAMOR
  3. SLI (P) PERY
  4. TRIBES
  5. VILER
  6. PO (S) SE
  7. BR (I) ER
  8. IDEA
  9. FRIT
  10. EDAM
  11. (D) INKY
  12. ENCLOS (E) S
  13. NERO
  14. VAULT
  15. A(D) DS
  16. CORNER
  17. EARNEST
  18. TIBET
  19. CRAVES
  20. SHRED
  21. PER (O) RATE
  22. S (W) IVEL
  23. IRELAND

Down

  1. INVERSION
  2. BRASH
  3. BEANIE
  4. BESTIR
  5. ERUCT
  6. LIVE
  7. TELLERS
  8. DEVILED
  9. CATO
  10. PULP
  11. SARI
  12. SIERRA
  13. SMILE
  14. ERRAND
  15. SNIDER
  16. NERVE
  17. SCENERY
  18. ALAE
  19. APT
  20. STORK
  21. FORMAT
  22. DESTROY

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