HELTER-SKELTER

Helter-Skelter is a crossword variation in which the answers interlock in eight different directions. To solve, write the answer to each clue beginning in the grid square corresponding to the clue number and proceeding in a straight line toward—and if necessary, beyond—the next consecutive number. The first answer, CELTIC, has been entered in Helter-Skelter #1 as an example. When each puzzle is completed, every square in the grid will be filled.

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