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Unusual Crossword Puzzle (Posted on 2014-01-09) Difficulty: 2 of 5
In the crossword puzzle below, each answer is not entered as it is actually spelled, but rather, the letters are placed in alphabetical order. For example, if a correct answer were ANSWER, you'd enter AENRSW, either across or down.

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Across Down
1. Building Front 1. Light that rhymes with 2 Down
7. Pamper 2. Messiah composer
8. Inn resident 3. Writing computer programs
9. Drug known as "smack" 4. Soup strand
10.Open, as a sleeping bag 5. Robber in a riot
11.Chinese soup dumpling 6. Wrinkle, as your brow


From 365 Brain Puzzlers: the Mensa Calendar, for 2014, by Mark Danna and Fraser Simpson, Workman Publishing, New York; Puzzle for January 6.

See The Solution Submitted by Charlie    
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re: Observations and a question for all. | Comment 4 of 5 |
(In reply to Observations and a question for all. by Jer)

My first thought is, yes, I think it would be easier to do this alphabetically.  

AACDEF
CDDELO
DEGLOR
EHINOR
LLNORU
NNOOTW

The upper left and lower right corners are near the beginning and end (respectively) of the alphabet, so it seems easier.
But the other two corners represent the end of one word and simultaneously the beginning of another word.
So, on reflection, I just don't know.

  Posted by Larry on 2014-01-09 17:59:32
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