On The Briny Deep

Amittai Axelrod, Liz Demicco

SOLUTION:

1. solve clues. clues are fish names
2. do quote. realize extra letters inserted in each word. extra letters spell THE GUILLOTINED PRIAPISM IS WHAT?
3. means all cryptic style "behead erection" to give
4. RECTION which is the answer.

The filled-in grid:

```t.I.T.S  M.h.A.I.N.S..A..I..L.  H..A..e..U..L. g..M..Y. B..U..L..L..u..Y.
1.2.3.4  5.6.7.8.9.10.11.12.13  14.15.16.17.18 19.20.21 22.23.24.25.26.27

i..B..O..Y..S.  A..L..l..L. W..E..l..L..L. o..O..U..T. t..T..O. T..H..i..E. S..n.
28.29.30.31.32  33.34.35.36 37.38.39.40.41 42.43.44.45.46.47.48 49.50.51.52.53.54

E..A..S.  e..A..G..A..I..N.  E..d..R..E.  T..H..E..Y..p. S..E..T..r.  U..i..S. T..O.
55.56.57  58.59.60.61.62.63  64.65.66.67  68.69.70.71.72 73.74.75.76  77.78.79 80.81

a.  p..P..A..I..N..T.  T..i..H..E..I..R.  P..I..R..A..T..E...s.. S...A...I...m...N...T..  O...i..
82  83.84.85.86.87.88  89.90.91.92.93.94  95.96.97.98.99.100.101 102.103.104.105.106.107  108.109

R..   S...C...R...U...B...s..  w...A...T..  H...h...I...S.. G...R...a...A...P...N...E...L.. C...H...A...t...I...N..
110   111.112.113.114.115.116  117.118.119 120.121.122.123 124.125.126.127.128.129.130.131 132.133.134.135.136.137
```

The quote. from kipling ("The Rhyme of the Three Captains"):

It's mainsail haul, my bully boys all -- we'll out to the seas again -- Ere they set us to paint their pirate saint, or scrub at his grapnel-chain.

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and fishys then give numbers as follows.

```A...D...O...N...I...S...   T...E...T...R...A...S..
33..65..30..129.109.57..   135.16..47..94..61..116.
A...I...G...U...I...L...L...E...T...T...E..
7...136.19..17..8...39..41..130.119.88..52.
'A...T...I..  'A...T...I..
11..89..122.  134.45..18.
B...I...G...M...O...U...T...H..  B...A...S...S..
19..2...124.20..81..26..49..69.  115.15..102.53.
C...H...I...L...I...P...E...P...P...E...R...S..
112.14..12..24..93..128.55..72..84..67..97..127
G...L...A...S...S...Y..
60..35..103.101.79..71.
H...A...L...I...B...U...T..
6...56..34..51..22..114.1..
H...A...R...R...Y...   H...O...T...L...I...P...S..
121.82..76..110.27..   133.42..3...49..104.83..32.
I...I...T...O..
62..86..46..108
M...U...L...L...E...T..
5...44..18..131.92..75.
S...E...A...H...O...R...S...E..
4...100.118.120.48..66..10..58.
S...H...I...N...E...R..
73..91..96..87..38..125
S...P...I...N...Y..  R...A...T...T...A...I...L..
111.65..90..9...21.  113.127.107.80..98..78..25.
T...O...N...U..
99..43..63..23.
T...U...N...A..
68..77..137.126
W...E...N...C...H...M...A...N..
37..64..54..132.50..105.85..106
W...A...L...L...E...Y...E..
117.59..13..36..70..31..74.
```

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ok, and now the clues.

ADONIS TETRAS -- Aphrodite's handsome love finds himself confronting a bag
of mixed treats.

AIGUILLETTE -- After becoming separated from his lodgings, a dizzy
lieutenant Gili finds part of his uniform.

'ATI'ATI --Troubled AI hates it, drops her and thereby doubles company value.

BIG MOUTH BASS -- Loudly obnoxious low notes.

CHILIPEPPERS -- These fruity guys are sexy at 680 nm.

GLASSY -- it's a transparent fool that would be found hiding amidst the
biol. reag.

HALIBUT-- After a hurricane, I found fish in my tropical shack.

HARRY HOTLIPS -- this informal big bander sings like his mouth is on fire.

IITO -- egotistical California judge  proclaims himself.

MULLET -- at this head office, its always business up front with a party
in the back.

SEAHORSE -- Offshore steed.

SHINER -- confused, a member of the world's greatest fraternity is injured
and ends up with a black eye.

SPINY RATTAIL -- A rodent's pointed posterior.

TONU -- My neopet bit the head off a runaway donut.

TUNA -- A convoluted taunt, cut short, becomes a radio in Boston.

WALLEYE -- Divergent gaze is an impediment to vision.

WENCHMAN -- Lackey headed west for a new start as a smash with the ladies.