Pairing Pairs


The clues are given in items lettered (a-z); the answers are given in numbered items which must be matched with each other to solve the clues. In some cases, a numbered word may be used more than once, but after all matchings have been completed, one numbered word will remain, and that is the correct answer. Our answer is the only correct one.
(a) Deficit may result in early winter.
(b) Let the shilling remain as auxiliary support.
(c) Dresser has pullout feature.
(d) Bloody offspring is no plum!
(e) Potential energy from down east water.
(f) Source of smelly col' cream
(g) Where bishops buy their hats.
(h) Lay on one of these and you still have nothing.
(i) Descend into the warehouse.
(j) Bury soprano up to her waist.
(k) Able to mimic an hors d'oeuvre.
(l) Australian stinger.
(m) Used-car salesman's hint.
(n) Dos Passos quartet?
(o) Nana, the flunky.
(p) Fleet Street Coiffure?
(r) P.M. or notorious TV star?
(s) Hitchhikers pay this.
(t) Pussy's moan for a jewel.
(u) Insane purpose will get you there.
(v) Regatta on the Isis or fourth down.
(w) Such a vessel would surely sink.
(x) Viceregent subsiding.
(y) Heavily pressing need.
(z) Dramatis personae absent. Marooned?
(1) Ape.
(2) Auto.
(3) Egg.
(4) Dog's.
(5) Body.
(6) Mitre.
(7) Spring.
(8) Short.
(9) Tacks.
(10) Dam.
(11) Joint.
(12) Cast.
(13) Cutter.
(14) Agua.
(15) Suggestion.
(16) Goose.
(17) Son.
(18) Lunatic.
(19) Mezzo.
(20) Bob.
(21) Fall.
(22) Loco.
(23) Caliente.
(24) Sad.
(25) Motive.
(26) Can.
(27) Factory.
(28) Manhattan.
(29) Stay.
(30) Sin.
(31) Transfer.
(32) Thumb.
(33) Down.
(34) That.
(35) Drawer.
(36) Inter.
(37) Wasp.
(38) With.
(39) King.
(40) Punt.
(41) Cher.
(42) Stone.
(43) Fringe.
(44) Digger.
(45) Sigh.
(46) Ol'.
(47) Away.
(48) Go.
(49) Formation.
(50) Main.
(51) Iron.
(52) Cat.
(53) Proud.
Answers: (a) Deficit may result in early winter. (8,21) Short Fall. (b) Let the shilling remain as auxiliary support. (20,29) Bob Stay. (c) Dresser has pullout feature. (38,35) With Drawer. (d) Bloody offspring is no plum! (10,17) Dam Son. (e) Potential energy from down east water. (50,7) Main Spring. (f) Source of smelly col' cream? (46,27) Ol' Factory. (g) Where bishops buy their hats. (6,11) Mitre Joint. (h) Lay on one of these and you still have nothing (16,3) Goose Egg. (i) Descend into the warehouse. (48,33) Go Down. (j) Bury soprano up to her waist. (36,19) Inter Mezzo. (k) Able to mimic an hors d'oeuvre. (26,1) Can Ape. (l) Australian stinger. (44,37) Digger Wasp. (m) Used-car salesman's hint. (2,15) Auto Suggestion. (n) DOS Passos quartet? (28,31) Manhattan Transfer. (o) Nana, the flunky. (4,5) Dog's Body. (p) Fleet Street Coiffure? (18,43) Lunatic Fringe. (q) Trouble in Mexico. (14,23) Agua Caliente. (r) P.M. or notorious TV star? (34,41) That Cher. (s) Hitchhikers pay this. (32,9) Thumb Tacks. (t) Pussy's moan for a jewel. (52,45) Cat Sigh. (u) Insane purpose will get you there. (32,25) Loco Motive. (v) Regatta on the Isis of fourth down. (40,49) Punt Formation. (w) Such a vessel would surely sink. (42,13) Stone Cutter. (x) Viceregent subsiding. (30,39) Sin King. (y) Heavily pressing need. (24,51) Sad Iron. (z) Dramatis personae absent. Marooned? (12,47) Cast Away.