PUZZLE POTLUCK 2
Office
Layton sat on the other side of her messy desk as she laid down the tea tray. Layton gingerly picked up his piping-hot cup and took a long, slow sip. "Lovely tea, madam. A Rooibos blend from South Africa, if I'm not mistaken? And a tea set made from 17th-century Ming porcelain, no less."
The woman lifted up her wide-brimmed hat to meet Layton's gaze. She smiled, accenting her already-prominent jawline, as she poured herself a cup. "I'll thank you, Detective, not to insinuate that my worldly possessions are the product of theft." She sat down.
"So what in the world can I do for you, Detective?"
"'Professor,' madam, if you please. I'm here investigating the disappearance of Dame Perdita Mortum. Are you familiar with the name?"
"Sorry, Professor, old habits die hard. All you crime-fighting types are detectives to me." She smiled again; he did not.
"And yes, I might be provide some assistance in return for yours. You see, I've been stuck on this puzzle for ages, but I'm sure this will be no trouble for you."
Careful, Layton -- she snatched the hat right off your head!
  • 1900 resident (8, 4)
  • Adders’ associated animals?! (6, 3)
  • Ail (6, 1)
  • Air loss condition (8, 7)
  • Box creator (9, 2)
  • Bundle of heat (5, 5)
  • Country where Ayn was born (7, 1)
  • Early blind jazzman Art (5, 1)
  • East, e.g. (9 5, 4)
  • First name of Nickelodeon host (5, 1)
  • German equivalent of Oman ruler (6, 1)
  • It’s located towards the middle of the night (11, 8)
  • Large ass = strong ___ (7, 7)
  • Liens may travel in one (9, 2)
  • Lying Down to ___ (3, 3)
  • Mega measurement (10, 1)
  • No publisher (6, 3)
  • Rash star Don (7, 1)
  • Religious raining ground (8, 2)
  • River (9, 7)
  • Smith who owns ice (5, 1)
  • Stone mage (6, 1)
  • Tip material (6, 6)
  • Where you might find dams! (11, 3)
  • Yes in French (6, 1)
Solve!
Hints
Hint 1:
The first number(s) in parentheses is the enumeration (number of letters) for the answer to the clue.
Hint 2:
The answer to "Air loss condition" is ALOPECIA.
Hint 3:
Every clue contains a word whose first letter has been removed. Take note of the removed letters. For the final step, repeat what you've been doing so far.
PUZZLE POTLUCK 2