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Guest Puzzle November 2012  "Candy Maker" by Kevin Cadmus

Instructions: Guess the words defined by the cryptic clues (answers vary in length from four to eleven letters and, eleven are capitalized) then enter them in the grid one after another in the same order as their clues, starting in the upper left corner. Across words that don't end at the right continue on the next row, and down words that don't end at the bottom continue in the next column. If you are having trouble printing these puzzles, you can download an Adobe Acrobat version of the puzzle and grid.


  1. Mystery Entry
  2. Chemical compound removes head of experimenter
  3. Example holder
  4. Rice, for example, can be found in pelican nests
  5. The French in jail for not using drugs!
  6. Remove ring from one more flower part
  7. Lena's end of hockey game announcement is before the end of time
  8. Front of ugly barn demolished to allow entry
  9. Avoid heartless boy proposition
  10. Nincompoop beginning to flush backed up toilet
  11. Changing tables best for the job
  12. Sticks around new French city
  13. The Spanish surround a country
  14. Ball holders holding good man glands
  15. Sensitive shepherd
  16. Kowalski set all in motion
  17. Wool without northern marketplace
  18. Tailless horse is after small spangle
  19. Short vehicle drops trailer and turns around
  20. Guarantee one nurse is doctored
  21. Mystery Entry


  1. Biological categories enrage bizarrely
  2. Check carbohydrate having nitrogen for real
  3. European bares back without a bit of anxiety
  4. Whiten sandy area with a bit of lye
  5. Headless sorceress beginning your wanting to be scratched
  6. Lassitude could be a lounger with no energy
  7. Run away and maintain an easy gait after the onset of evening
  8. Rodeo returns without a trace of earlier smell
  9. One concerned ex-president has no end of input
  10. Affirmative one irritated roasters
  11. Ancient able to toss around a pole
  12. Follower embraces Republican path
  13. Certain Europeans dropping copyright from polonaises, for example
  14. Airplane company replaces snack contents
  15. Biblical character embraced by Bible's author
  16. Celebration about a saint most sexually promiscuous!
  17. Imagine singer's new name in Xmas song coming up
  18. Drink tea containing mixed liquor with no alternative
  19. Cast has a bit of beef steak
  20. Temptation breaks rule
  21. Inspire alternative healing without end
  22. Craftier pitch drops down