Last week’s grid had six occupations. There was also some pretty weird fill. Six entries in the grid were one letter different from a body part known as a common “occupational” injury for those six. For example, [artist Paul] KLEE is KNEE with one letter changed, and there’s a condition known as “housemaid’s knee.”
As shown above, the changed letters in (nursemaid’s) elbow, (skier’s) thumb, (housemaid’s) knee, (toper’s) nose, (athlete’s) foot and (swimmer’s) ear spell out the appropriate meta answer MALADY.
This week’s puzzle is called “Distinguishing Features.” PDF and .puz are below:
The answer to the metapuzzle is an entry in the grid. Submit you answer using the contact form by Monday, September 16 at 11 p.m. Pacific Time. I’ll post the solution, and a new puzzle, next Tuesday.
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