mezzacotta Puzzle Competition

Puzzle Hints

4C. Crossover Word

Hint 1

Cryptic crossword clues always provide the number of letters in the answer - not giving it would be a disservice. Do any of the answer words sound familiar?

Hint 2

I'm sure I've heard all these words elsewhere. Maybe there are some other significant words we need to recover. Maintain order while doing so.

Hint 3

The answer words are arranged alphabetically, and they can't be made to fit in the supplied crossword grid. There's an art to initially extracting the message you need.