September 2013 Puzzle Solution

The clues solve to UNEARTH, HURTING, TOUGHER, WHEATON, NOWHERE, RETINUE, and GRENADE. Enter them into the grid without their vowels, but leaving space where each vowel would have been:

N RTH
H RT NG
T GH R
WH T N
N WH R
R T N
GR N D

Only seven different consonants appear in the grid, and no consonant is ever repeated within a row or column. Complete the grid as a Latin square:

DNGWRTH
HWRTDNG
TDNGHWR
WHDRTGN
NTWHGRD
RGTDNHW
GRHNWDT

Reading along the main diagonal (running down and to the right) spells the answer, DOWNRIGHT.


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