Location: Atlantis, Spiky Tower
Depth: 405

# Solution to Floating Crossword

### by Adam Rosenfield, Travis Hance, and Umaimah

There are four ways to number the grid - in the standard way - depending on how it is rotated.

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An 'across' clue can therefore go in any of the four possible directions, depending on which numbering is used. For example, there are four '1 across' clues given, and their answers go in the four possible '1 across' spots.

Each answer spot in the grid has two possible directions; for example, the '1 across' in the upper-left corner could also be '73 across' going the other direction. In this case, a '1 across' clue is given, and so the answer ODD is filled in going to the right.

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We read the highlighted squares in counter-clockwise order to get the answer, KATHLEEN.

 Clue Answer Direction in grid 1. Ads spots down 1. Folk song mule sal left 1. Quirky odd right 1. Wild, like a cat feral up 4. Donations for the poor alms right 10. It's more, it's said less down 13. Blood element iron right 13. What Eric Hosmer shouldn't have done in Game 7 slid left 14. Cougars pumas down 15. Banks the spy cody down 15. Pot starter ante up 15. Stereotypical barbershop icon pole right 15. Strong wind gale left 16. "We ___" (convenience store sign) card up 16. "Yes, my ___" liege left 16. Prepare setup right 17. One who prefers elephants to donkeys republican up 17. Org. associated with an alphabet nato right 19. According to asper left 19. Command used to watch log files tail down 20. Auction units lots left 21. Time when you might see tag recess left 22. 9th place award, maybe ribbon up 22. Elevated raised down 24. Adjective describing several AWS services elastic up 24. Club bat right 26. Celebrity gossip site tmz down 26. Toss out, as from one's office dismiss right 27. awk alternative sed up 27. Parachute harness system rig down 28. One cowardly dog courage down 28. Plane tree sycamore left 33. Wait until later defer up 33. What you might do to your loins gird right 36. Lee Kong ___ School of Business chian left 36. One end of a BitTorrent connection peer down 36. Type of hare, in a certain novel march right 39. Big business magazine inc right 39. Overly too left 40. Haggard in the Country Music Hall of Fame merle down 40. Test for a prospective PhD gre right 41. Coke, for one cola down 41. Tranquil calm up 42. Hackers might pick one lock down 42. Not well-done rare up 43. "Picnic" playwright inge down 44. What a lot of nerds don't get a lot of dates up 45. Judas or James apostle down 45. Pierce penetrate left 45. Terminal of a cell electrode right 48. Meta key alt down 49. Bedded laid right 49. Give the role to the wrong person miscast up 51. Hatmaker milliner left 52. Animal that's very rarely blue lobster right 55. Middle Eastern gun uzi right 56. 1/12 of carbon-12 amu right 56. Popular embedded CPU arm up 56. Possesses has down 56. Sin's relative tan left 57. [Literally] sic down 57. Cock's partner hen up 57. Fissures cracks left 58. Express fondness, as to a niece or nephew dote down 59. X, Y, or Z, often coordinate up 60. Call's partner? beck left 62. Additionally also up 64. It has a rich oracle omaha left 64. It means "great O" omega down 65. Sound from a sty oink down 66. Bell starter? taco left 66. Keep in check rein down 66. Meyers with a talk show seth up 66. Online discussion places, according to some fora right 67. Comfort ease right 71. Exhausted spent left 71. Mockery or sham farce right 72. Truth alternative dare right