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Double Cross (Posted on 2003-11-14) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Consider a simple crossword puzzle formed of four five-letter words, joined at the corners by their initial and final letters. For example:
   B A S I C
   R       A
   E       D
   A       E
   D E B I T
In classic crossword style, the first word across (BASIC) would be 1 across, BREAD would be 1 down, CADET would be 2 down, and DEBIT would be 3 across.

Now, consider a similar crossword with the following clues:

Across:
1. Caesar, for one
3. Grout and mortar guy

Down:
1. _____ whale
2. Anagram of "dinar"
            
               
               
               
            

There are two independent solutions. Find both.

See The Solution Submitted by DJ    
Rating: 4.3571 (14 votes)

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re: Solutions--another possibility | Comment 2 of 6 |
(In reply to Solutions by fwaff)

My solution was the same as fwaff's except instead of Roman I had reign. Roman is probably better, as that particular Roman was Caesar, while the particular reign was Caesar's and there is not "'s" in the clue.
  Posted by Charlie on 2003-11-14 09:10:32

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