Richmond Times-Dispatch

Cryptoquip

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The Cryptoquip is a substituti­on cipher in which one letter stands for another. If you think X equals O, it will equal O throughout the puzzle. Single letters, short words and words with apostrophe­s give you clues to locating vowels. Solution is by trial and error.

ACROSS

1 Comics’ stockin-trade 5 Unruly group 8 Urban pall 12 Atmosphere 13 Piercing tool 14 Glass sheet 15 Thing 16 Modern (Pref.) 17 Machu Picchu

native 18 Villainous 20 Guard

22 Tackle moguls 23 Pod occupant 24 Prolonged

sleep 27 Attacks

vigorously 32 Lawyers’ org. 33 “Little Women” author’s monogram 34 Anger 35 Nearly

a score

38 Jet black 39 Genetic

matter 40 Payable 42 Father of Charlie and Emilio 45 Pieces of

work 49 Culture

medium 50 Wholly

52 Field mouse 53 Oxen’s burden 54 Half of XIV 55 Posterior 56 Curved

molding 57 Longing 58 Formerly,

formerly

DOWN

1 Profit

2 Jam

ingredient? 3 Diver Louganis 4 Indian

turnover 5 Lower jawbone 6 Have bills

7 Huff and puff 8 Ornamental

shrub

9 Chinese

language

10 Not again? 11 Equipment 19 Fine

21 Police alert,

for short 24 Trash

receptacle 25 Japanese sash 26 Comic strip

magician 28 Cockney

dwelling 29 Guitar’s

cousin 30 Parch 31 Gender 36 Main dish 37 Mai — 38 Artist’s body

of work 41 2009 Pixar

movie

42 — Clinic 43 Quite

enthusiast­ic 44 Almost

black

46 Tart 47 “Desire Under the —” 48 Calendar

abbr. 51 Whopper

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