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Puzzle #64 September 2006  "Food for Thought"

Instructions: Guess the words defined by the cryptic clues (words vary in length from four to eight letters; four are capitalized and one is foreign), 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. Five across words and five down words won't fit in the grid unless one of their letters is removed. Those ten letters, taken in order, spell a two-word phrase related to the mystery entries. If you are having trouble printing these puzzles, you can download an Adobe Acrobat version of the puzzle and grid.


  1. Mystery entry
  2. History, essentially, of a city woman's hat
  3. Magical charm of metal is manifest
  4. One confused about chem final, but not totally
  5. Running a test, say
  6. Horse going around large deposit
  7. Marathonorganizer's reputation
  8. Travel time in broad open land
  9. School leader's removed a shaft
  10. Students initially deal with compass
  11. Got away with Tory leader insideCanada's capital
  12. French salt forCaliforniacounty
  13. First of kings habiting all knaves in color
  14. Raggedy doll coated with metal and acid
  15. Note lemon covering overturned egg dish
  16. Conclusion of suits reported
  17. Small vessel or conduit for waste
  18. Misinterpreting the star burst
  19. Historic waterway running through Grantham estate
  20. Dad's second ticket
  21. City's weight system
  22. Carrier's exciting result
  23. Mystery entry


  1. Jester swallowing sulfur and quartz
  2. Mystery entry
  3. Haul trash inside a lot
  4. Yarn from varietal ewes
  5. Dogged drive aroundLong Island
  6. Libertine's degree of deviation
  7. Radical stories edited by controller
  8. Smart guys have first of rulings taken from judicial documents
  9. Sorcerer's fake article
  10. Give enchantress, for one, a look
  11. Tubers and shoots encasing a digit
  12. Mile high Spanish island
  13. Media mogul loses radio's first dial
  14. Talk about round French boat
  15. Endless scuffle generates trash
  16. It's more suited as a hole or a cavity
  17. Boat will half open
  18. Niter rendered unreactive
  19. Close friend drops a note for jailbird
  20. Opening's obscured or isn't large
  21. Mystery entry
  22. Fashion author took steps to make rubber hot