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Fill in the right words and the answer can be read across. Enjoy!

  1. Expensive
  2. Automatic
  3. Life
  4. Shrink
  5. Nadir
  6. Named
  7. Winter

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    $\begingroup$ I think it's a good puzzle and upvoted it. Don't think it was very tricky though ;c) $\endgroup$ – BmyGuest Sep 27 at 8:09
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    $\begingroup$ Everyone is just too good! I guess I have to come up with a proper difficult one ;) $\endgroup$ – P1storius Sep 27 at 8:13
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    $\begingroup$ Jup, the combined brain-power of users here is way up my league. Well, the brain-power of some individuals already is, I guess ;c) Which, of course, makes me proud I've still a few "unanswered" questions in my portfolio. Hopefully unanswered because difficult and not because bad. $\endgroup$ – BmyGuest Sep 27 at 8:15
  • $\begingroup$ Isn't this just a different presentation of the same concept as puzzling.stackexchange.com/q/20233/34791? $\endgroup$ – Joseph Sible-Reinstate Monica Sep 29 at 5:32
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A tricky one indeed! The answers to the puzzle are:

Words which mean the opposite to the clue!

Like so:

1. Expensive = CHEAP
2. Automatic = MANUAL
3. Life = DEATH
4. Shrink = GROW
5. Nadir = ZENITH
6. Named = ANONYMOUS
7. Winter = SUMMER

The shaded letters going down spell:

ANTONYM - which literally means 'a word with the opposite meaning'!

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    $\begingroup$ Great answer, and obviously correct! This answer is most complete, even though it was posted a whole minute after @trolley813 's answer ;) So I accepted this one $\endgroup$ – P1storius Sep 27 at 8:13
  • $\begingroup$ Why did you pick just those letters? Is there a pattern? $\endgroup$ – Duck Sep 28 at 17:13
  • $\begingroup$ @Duck They're the letters corresponding to the shaded cells in the diagram. Reading down them (as the antonym to 'across' specified in the puzzle instructions) yields the solution... $\endgroup$ – Stiv Sep 28 at 17:20
  • $\begingroup$ Oh, didn't see the diagram. $\endgroup$ – Duck Sep 28 at 19:18
  • $\begingroup$ Just curious, what lead you to your answer? I can see maybe a lot of trial and error, but didn’t really pick up on this lol $\endgroup$ – PerpetualJ Sep 29 at 1:19
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The answer is

Antonym (roughly an opposite of "the same")

Because

the words are opposites (antonyms) of the clues:
1. CheAp 2. MaNual 3. DeaTh 4. GrOw 5. ZeNith 6. AnonYmous 7. SumMer

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  • $\begingroup$ Snap! Well played... +1 $\endgroup$ – Stiv Sep 27 at 7:36
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! Upvoted your answer, I think your one is much more beautifully styled than mine. $\endgroup$ – trolley813 Sep 27 at 7:40

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