Solution to Plus or Minus
by Alan Huang and Jakob Weisblat
This is a crossword puzzle in which some letters, instead of being added to the word so far like normal, are subtracted in one direction. For example, AILS is spelled C A (-C) I L S.
|1. Suffers from illness (4)||AILS||1. Word with special or display (4)||CASE|
|7. Pope John Paul II or Marie Curie, e.g. (4)||POLE||2. Advanced H.S. lab class (2 4)||APCHEM|
|8. Download without permission, in a way (6)||SCRAPE||3. It was first transplanted in 1905 (6)||CORNEA|
|9. Alternative to the other thing? (4)||THAT||4. Like 1080p video (2 2)||IN HD|
|10. High schooler or eighth grader, perhaps, but usually not a sixth grader (4)||TEEN||5. It’s part of a building in English but it’s part of a sandwich in Italian (4)||PANE|
|11. Like a mafia man (4)||MADE||6. Bristle (6)||SEETHE|
Filling in the grid, we get:
Taking the letters that are minus in one direction, and reading in row-major order, we get CALANTHE.