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Crossword Classic #12

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Herewith, Frank W. Lewis’s last puzzle in our pages—from the May 29, 1976, issue.

This puzzle originally appeared in the May 22, 1976, issue.

From the January 3, 1948, issue.

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DOWN:--2 OFFICES; 3 NONPLUS; 4 ASSORTS; 5 NIRVANA; 6 ORDEALS; 7 TACTILE; 8 MOTHER OF PEARL; 9 BLUNDERBUSSES; 17 CHATEAU; 18 STATUES; 19 SPEAKER; 20 PREMIER; 21 OBLOQUY; 22 ERSKINE.

ACROSS

1  Hill Billies ? (8, 5)

10  How things are usually sliced? (7)

11  Number that is left? (7)

12  He ends up a sort of clerk. (7)

13  Stories never ended on such nights. (7)

14  What makes the sisters so disturbed? (7)

15  Hard sort of a tree to find us in. (7)

16  Concentrates. ( 7 )

20  Pointed saw. (7)

23  Call back before you've dined. (7)

24  Enters and listens. (7)

25  How to make a couple of bucks. (7)

26  How paper might be bought? (7)

27  -------- with cursory. (7, 6)

DOWN

2  Proffered actions. (7)

3  Minus? (7)

4  Like kinds beget this. (7)

5  Ivan ran into it. (7)

6  Alternate business affairs. (7)

7  It makes sense to have Tabby climb over a slab. (7)

8  Oyster? ( 6 , 2, 5)

9  Mistaken kisses ? (13)

17  Kitty over the water, over the water. (7)

18  Busts out of a U. S. state. (7)

19  House kind is not loud. (7)

20  The first statesman? (7)

21  A disgraceful state to be in. (7)

22  Relations in Gaelic, responsible for many novel things. (7)

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