Last week my local newspaper featured a crossword puzzle.
Two things were strange about it: it was placed on the sports pages and the clues were numbered in a very peculiar way, with what looks like a country code added to each clue.
I think I was able to solve all clues, but I still couldn't find the final answer…
Below is a copy of the crossword, maybe you can give it a shot.
I might add that -57 is a bit of a mean one, because the words it clues don't exist, but I'm sure you'll be able to figure it out.
-89^ (NED): Public transport vehicles gone crazy (3,5)
-85* (USA): Chose everyone (6,3)
-49* (FRA): Femur or fibula (3,4)
-45^ (GER): Scream Artist (5)
-41^ (CAN): Not a warning (2,5)
-41* (AUT): Stone for a sister (3,5)
-85^ (USA): The deficit of a bird of prey (5,4)
-25* (FRA): Trustworthy television (8,2)
-65* (NOR): Informal British toilet (3)
-1^ (BRA): E in Roadie, H in Hairdo, N in Ordain or T in Adroit (5,6)
-25^^ (ESP): No trucks and buses are allowed on this road (3,4)
-113^ (USA): American home ground (2,4)
-7** (CAN): A small bay for a small truck (3,4)
-57** (USA): Devoweled dale of Latin waters (5,4)
-5^ (GBR): Missing in country for men (2,3)
-105^ (SWE): Leave some open (4,4)
-29^ (KOR): Don Cornelius created a train for it (4)