THE JOURNAL SATURDAY PUZZLE Edited by Mike Shenk

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					             THE JOURNAL SATURDAY PUZZLE                                    Edited by Mike Shenk



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Matchmaking | a cryptic puzzle by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon
Normally in crosswords, two             15 “Pal Joey” lyricist’s             Down
intersecting answers meet on the           valentine to the audience
same letter. This puzzle has a few         (4)                                1 Deadline to put in site for
exceptions to the rule and needs a                                              links (6)
little matchmaking help. In each        16 Vocally demand massage
                                           (5)                                2 Quechua speaker in jail (5)
column of the grid, one square is
crossed by two different letters,       17 Get revenue from one cab           3 Fur, perhaps, is for animals
one in an Across answer and one
                                           (4)                                  like raccoons (6)
in a Down answer. To resolve the
                                        20 Loose after first bit of fruit     4 Songbird left Noah’s boat
mismatches, one of those letters
(from the Across or the Down)              fiber (4)                            (4)
should be removed to the shaded
                                        22 Others take it easy (4)            5 Bush, senior (5)
central heart, leaving the other
letter in place. When the correct       24 Menial worker passing              7 Outstanding poem recited
letters have been taken from left          eternity, seemingly (4)              (4)
to right (column by column) and
                                        27 Blooper LP is remixed (4)          8 Heard someone leaving
placed in the heart in normal order                                             New England prep school
(left to right, row by row), they’ll    29 Encrypted log-in jargon (5)          (6)
form a three-word phrase...and a        32 Unlocks Guantanamo’s last
perfect match for the 13 letters left                                         9 Facilitate Liberal stand (5)
in place.
                                           cages (5)
                                                                             10 Race south with photo (6)
                                        33 Keep an eye on nickel-lined
                                           engine (7)                        18 Main goal: moving shrub
                                                                                with flowers (8)
                                        34 Rocker Rose sits in front of
Across                                     empty bar in a car (4)            19 Unfettered grass around
                                                                                meadows (8)
 1 Enchanting woman given               35 Bachelor is riding prairie
   large ring (6)                          animal (5)                        21 Garland guaranteed time
                                                                                off (7)
 6 Sister possesses mother of           36 Company with popular mint
   all kitchen gadgets (6)                 product (4)                       23 Evil ruler going down (7)
11 Free diamond taken by one            37 I ride around on ox with          24 Yielding interest, invested
   in Italy (4)                            rusty stuff (4,5)                    in factory (6)
12 Shining silver base (5)              38 Split water (4)                   25 Repeatedly jeer miscue
                                                                                (3-3)
13 Exchange hands on the way            39 A mostly eco-friendly
   back (4)                                match (5)                         26 Aboard balloon, I espy
                                                                                Canadian buck (6)
14 Smothering a scream, roots           40 Advantage held by landed
   for old drivers? (11)                   gentry (4)                        28 Once up, bats swoop (6)
                                                                             30 A sign at a RR track’s
    Get the solution to this week’s Journal Saturday Puzzle in next             termination (5)
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    Saturday’s Wall Street Journal. Get pointers on solving clues and        31 Fire up small puff of pot
    discuss this puzzle online at WSJ.com/Puzzles.                              (5)