# Solving Crosswords for Fun and Profit

2-across デマ
8-down マル
19-across フダ
19-down フェンス？
15-down ウニ
6-across メラニン
10-down ラン？
7-across サン？

The keyword doesn’t make sense though so there is probably a mistake somewhere.

Ooo, impressive. Many hands make light work.

Why, that sounds suspiciously like logic. I think you’ll find I’m impervious to logic.

But yeah, that is a good idea. So long as someone doesn’t mind drawing up the grid first.

I can see your logic here, though. I very briefly thought maybe サラ (i.e. as in 皿), but that has the same kana in the bottom left space, though. Though, bottom-left space… maybe ナナ or シチ. Or ビー? Explain your logic for 10-down?

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I was thinking about some sort of gap between lines, but yeah 欄 doesn’t really fit that meaning. I think it’s ラチ（埒）because there is a phrase 埒が明かない.

13-down スエード
4-across シツド
1-across コケラオトシ
11-down ラメ
12-across メモ
16-down オモシ
9-down カッキ
4-down ショウメイ（照明）
5-across ヨキ
7-across イチ (maybe they made a typo and actually meant 一番左上?)

Done. This was a really nice one.

Ok, finally got through checking these over. Nice work, all. That wound up being much easier than I’d feared. A bit of a theme, I noticed.

I found this. Possibly not exactly what the clue had in mind, but interesting nonetheless.

Aye, I checked the answers. イチ is correct.

In the interests of uniformity, and having a backup in case Google borks, and just plain having something I can link to from the OP, I made up a solution grid anyway.

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Next puzzle!

First wild guess: 1-across… ソコ?

Edit: Oh, 4-down is アテジ

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5-across: ジシャ？
11-across: ナガレボシ
18-across: ツウ
24-across: レイ

Lol, I think I’m done for this one.

Also, can you add the Google Sheet to the main post? It’s a bit of a pain to look for it.

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I’m thinking ジイン. The clue is " ‘temples’ in ‘shrines and temples’ "

That sounds suspiciously like a good idea.

10-down イナヒカリ (which according to Jisho is N1 vocab…)
7-across ミカヅキ
17-down レッキョ
20-across チャ

6-down ヒミツ
24-down レキシ
20-down チカイ

イナビカリ

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Greetings! First timer here. よろしくお願いいたします。

13 down モモンガ
16 across ミギマワリ
16 down ミドリ
20 down チギリ
21 down ゴボウ
26 down ワリイン
28 across フリコ
28 down フク
29 across カミ
33 down ミリン
31 down ゾウリトリ (I discovered searching around that Toyotomi Hideyoshi was a sandal bearer for Oda Nobunaga. I hope this one’s correct.)

Not so sure about these:

2 across ケンゲキ？
therefore 1 down カケユ？
and 1 across カテ？

22 down フユヤマ？
23 across ユアタリ?
27 across リコウ？
29 down カタクリコ？
30 across クン？
32 across リロ？
35 down コウロ？

I could see these puzzles becoming addicting and totally destroying my life.

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Welcome! Is… is that the entire rest of the puzzle? Ah, not quite.

Well that’s a curious little bit of history. Not even sure how you managed to find that, but I guess Japanese kids would have learnt it in school…

Hey, if all the cross words work, it’s all good.

In the Wikipedia article on 瑞宝章, the captions on the very first images start 勲一等瑞宝章.

Well, that’s ok. There’s still thirty-six more puzzles to go in this book.

34-down ウモウ
Which makes 21-across ゴキンゾウ… which appears to be 金蔵 with a non-standard reading and ご on the front…

Gonna have to come back to this later.

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I read it in a wiki article about Nobunaga then I entered the word sandal into Jisho which produced several words but ぞうり sounded the best so I plugged that into Jisho and it gave the word ぞうりとり. I hope it works.

A couple more:
9 down テンカビト
3 across ユカイ？

That might be thirty-six too many!

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15 across セリフ

15-across セリフ
Which makes 15-down セキ… which could be 籍, I guess.
I wanna say 25-down is アジ, but I don’t quite see how アクトウ fits 25-across.
But that does mean 19-across can be ヨウジ as in:

And done.

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Me too. Can’t figure those out either

I don’t mean “I’m so done with this” but rather “this puzzle is finished”.

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Is there an official answer sheet to verify this or are we just hoping it’s OK?

There’s answers at the back of the book. I’ve been checking them when we’re pretty sure the puzzle is done, or else if we’re particularly stuck.

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Ah, that’s good to know.

Next puzzle!

5-across サルドシ
4-down タンサンガス
7-across スミ

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