Solution to Second Time's the Charm

by Jeff Cohen, Iolanthe Chronis, Noah Snyder, Aaron Dinkin

This is a normal crossword grid, except that doubled letters in the answers are entered only once in the grid. When the grid is complete, some squares correspond to doubled letters in both the Across and Down answers that contain them; reading these in normal English order yields the clue phrase ANDYOFTHEASTROS. Andy Pettitte is a pitcher for the Houston Astros; PETTITTE would be entered in the grid as PETITE, the answer to this puzzle.

In the filled-in grid below, red letters are doubled in the across answers, blue letters are doubled in the down answers, and magenta letters are doubled in both.


2006 MIT Mystery Hunt