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Between where there were two possible directions and zero possible directions, there was one — where the line was tangent to the circle.
CAN YOU HIT THESE RIDDLES OUT OF THE PARK?ZACH WISSNER-GROSSOCTOBER 15, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
At no time were you allowed to venture into the wall, though you were permitted to be tangent to the wall or on a grid point along a wall.
ARE YOU CLEVER ENOUGH?ZACH WISSNER-GROSSAUGUST 13, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
To remove as much area as possible, each of those cuts would have been tangent to the circle while making a 45 degree angle with the sides of the square.
CAN YOU SYSTEMATICALLY SOLVE A FRIDAY CROSSWORD?ZACH WISSNER-GROSS (RIDDLERCOLUMN@GMAIL.COM)APRIL 30, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Solver Ian Rhile recognized that to lop off as much area from the square as possible, both cuts had to be tangent to the circle.
CAN YOU SYSTEMATICALLY SOLVE A FRIDAY CROSSWORD?ZACH WISSNER-GROSS (RIDDLERCOLUMN@GMAIL.COM)APRIL 30, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
At last the climbing trail dipped into a level tangent just below the top of the mountain.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
Mr. Benjamin had been in the neighborhood, but, hearing that the enemy were in Madison, had gone off at a tangent.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
The mere thought of the hospital sent her mind flying off at a tangent.
QUINALICE HEGAN RICE
The last wipe should be a quick stroke coming off of joint on a tangent.
ELEMENTS OF PLUMBINGSAMUEL DIBBLE
Two guns were for a time in the hands of the Boers, who, I believe, removed the tangent sights.
IN THE RANKS OF THE C.I.V.ERSKINE CHILDERS
Nevertheless, he shied off at a tangent, and chose haphazard the one topic which his sober judgment might have avoided.
THE TERMS OF SURRENDERLOUIS TRACY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TANGENT

  • apostrophes
  • asides
  • deflections
  • departures
  • detours
  • deviations
  • differences
  • discursions
  • divagations
  • divergences
  • divergencies
  • diversions
  • driftings
  • episodes
  • excursi
  • excursions
  • footnotes
  • incidents
  • irrelevancies
  • notes
  • obiter dictums
  • ramblings
  • tangents
  • variations
  • wanderings
  • aim
  • alteration
  • approach
  • bearing
  • bend
  • deflection
  • deviation
  • digression
  • direction
  • double
  • echelon
  • heading
  • line
  • method
  • oblique course
  • path
  • plan
  • point of sail
  • procedure
  • set
  • shift
  • siding
  • sweep
  • swerve
  • switch
  • tactic
  • tangent
  • turn
  • variation
  • way
  • yaw
  • zigzag
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