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THE JOURNAL SATURDAY PUZZLE

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Edited by Mike Shenk

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Snowflake | by Mike Shenk When completed, this snowflake grid will be filled with 42 interlacing answers. Six answers, all seven letters in length, surround each of the numbered sections of the grid; each of these answers reads in a straight line of seven hexagonal spaces running tangent to one of the sides of the numbered section. Clues are given by section, but it’s up to you to determine the exact placement and orientation of their answers. The answer to the first clue (BEEHIVE) has been filled in to get you started.

It may be hitched to a locomotive (2 wds.) Contest in which only one side scores Biscuit served with a cuppa Say explosively

Section 3 Windflower Frozen desserts Request to one’s confessor (2 wds.) Britain’s oldest remaining overseas territory Winged ones in many Raphael paintings Settles on

Section 1 High hairstyle popular in the 1960s Snowflake, essentially In drug slang, “snow” Check out “Fiddlesticks!” (2 wds.) Convert to code

Section 4 Short-in-front, long-in-back hairstyles Clique Sculptor’s collection Easy victims Crispy square Business traveler’s allowance (2 wds.)

Section 2 Soft leather used for cleaning cars Fires up

Section 5 Dress fancily (2 wds.) Opposition stance Reduce expenses (Hyph.) Nanny (Hyph.) Prepare to land Gorgonzola, Gouda and Gruyère

Section 6 Hutchinson’s partner on 1970s TV Some gladiator gear Warlock’s practice Taking a furlough (2 wds.) Letter between xi and pi Boston’s time zone

Section 7 Private eyes Whodunit discoveries Ogles (2 wds.) Deeply sincere “Hmmm...” (2 wds.) Dress pant features

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