“The Lady Cross, or Not?”
This crossword puzzle offers a decidedly local theme. As you sample Fancy restaurant offerings (41-Across) and consider A poacher getting eaten by a lion (15-Across), we hope you’ll exclaim, “Ah, that makes sense” (12-Down) while you Smile in a big way (36-Down).
Download a PDF of the crossword from the link below. Send a scan or photo of your completed puzzle to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to Amherst magazine, Box 5000, Amherst MA 01002.
From the correct entries, we’ll randomly select one winner to win an Amherst T-shirt.
Mahnken is a chemistry teacher at Amherst Regional High School. Originally from Bellevue, Wash., he has been writing crossword puzzles in his free time since 2017. He’s had several appear in The New York Times. This is his second for Amherst magazine.
Illustration by Marc Rosenthal