Bottomless Cubes Solution and notes
A tribute to Ad’s Missing Faces


Edge Words
a – a PESETA Pe + SET + A(tahualpa)
b – b SAPELE (A + SLEEP)*
c – c LEGATE sounds like LEG IT
d – d DHURRA D (Dutch) + HURRA
Top Face Words
1 – 6 CRONES C (caught) + RONES
7 – 12 GADFLY GAILY swapping I (current) for DF
13 – 18 HARARE HA’ (shortened HAVE) + RARE
19 – 24 QUARTZ ART in QUIZ in place of I
25 – 30 RUBIK’S RUB + SKI<
31 – 36 NOSEAN SEA inside NON (not)
Cube Words
1 CUPELS C (third rate) + ELS (ref. Ernie Els) containing UP (aloft)
2 BERYLS SLY + REB all reversed
3 SYBOES comp anag. (soy beans)* = (AN + SYBOES)*
4 YBRENT Bren (gun) in YT (that obs.)
5 TREPAN PERT< + AN
6 NOPALS NO PALS
7 COUGAR (RAGU + O (over) + C) all reversed
8 BATLER BAT(t)LER
9 PUDSEY PUD + SEY
10 TURFEN TUR(n) + FEN
11 PLENUM EN inside PLUM (cushy)
12 PELORY PE + LORY
13 PHOEBE HOPE* + BE
14 HAMBLE MB in HALE
15 VARECS ‘RE in VACS
16 CLAVER CL (Sri Lanka) + AVER
17 CHUKAR UK in CHAR
18 G + LAZED wally = glazed earthenware
19 JERQUE JE (Fr) + RUE containing Q
20 REPLUM RE + PLUM
21 SCARPH CARP in SH
22 HARMEL HARM + EL (elevated railway)
23 MATOKE MA + TOKE
24 RAZZIA Compound anag. ZANZIBARIS* minus BINS*
25 JARFUL FUL(ham) after JAR
26 PULTAN ULT in PAN (face)
27 Q-BOATS BO in QATS
28 MANIOC MA + COIN reversed
29 SHMUCK S(o) H(as) + MUCK
30 JURATS RAT in JUS
31 JUNKED JUN + KED
32 JOSEPH EP in JOSH
33 SQUISH SQUASH swapping A (about) for I(mposition)
34 HOPPER extra P in HOPER
35 PARISH R.I. in PASH
36 SEJANT JA in SENT

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