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After solving the following crossword, you'll find five letters that stand out from the rest. Combine them to find the solution to this puzzle. Hint: it's something you'll need to succeed at this.

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1. Word with wear, take, or stand
2. Roast lightly
3. Cocktail with cognac and orange liqueur
4. Acceleration unit
5. Island off Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula
6. Catch some rays
7. Part of a plot
8. Word with tape or symbol
9. In short supply
10. Capital ____
11. Measures of petrol
12. Storage devices
13. Cancel out
14. Casino pastime
15. Steal
16. Top up
17. Paved area
18. Went to bed
19. Up to the task
20. Sharp blows
21. Cultivation
22. Climber's challenge

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  • $\begingroup$ Total guess but maybe the final answer is logic. $\endgroup$ – Jonathan Allan Apr 27 '16 at 16:56
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Filled out:

In the clockwise direction, starting with the 1, the letters are:

1UNDER I 17TERRACE 12DISKS 19ABLE 4GAL 11LITRES 20RAPS S 2PARCH 22CLIFF L 7ACRE K 10CITY 16FILL

In the counterclockwise direction starting at 3, they are:

3SIDECAR 18RETIRED 13NULLIFY 8TICKER 5CALF 15FILCH 14CRAPS 9SPARSER 21TILLAGE L 6BASK

The five extra letters spell:

SKILL

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    $\begingroup$ Or alternatively I suppose you could murder people until somebody gives you the answer... (Rearranging the letters a bit) $\endgroup$ – Darrel Hoffman Apr 27 '16 at 20:58
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The answers to the clues are:

(> indicates clockwise, < is counter-clockwise)
1 UNDER >
2 PARCH >
3 SIDECAR <
4 G
5 CALF <
6 BASK <
7 ACRE >
8 TICKER <
9 SPARSE <
10 CITY >
11 LITRES >
12 DISKS >
13 NULLIFY <
14 CRAPS <
15 FILCH <
16 FILL >
17 TERRACE >
18 RETIRED <
19 ABLE >
20 RAPS >
21 TILLAGE <
22 CLIFF >

What stood out to me is:

There are 5 sets of double letters: L, R, L, S, and F. Not sure what to do with them though.

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