NSA Puzzle

The NSA recently declassified their Cryptolog internal magazine. I would like to share one gem from Cryptolog XIV, No. 1 – 1st Issue 1987:

“NSA” PUZZLE

The occurrence of “NSA” as a letter sequence in English words is rather uncommon. Some of the rare examples are show below. Fill in the blanks to reconstruct the “NSA” words defined.

Crazy _ n s a _ _
“Land of Opportunity” _ _ _ _ n s a _
Lacking sodium chloride _ n s a _ _ _ _
Pay for damages _ _ _ _ _ n s a _ _
Miniature tree _ _ n s a _
Unable to be satisfied _ n s a _ _ _ _ _ _
Across the ocean _ _ _ n s a _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Middle eastern inn _ _ _ _ _ _ n s a _ _
Unhealthful (as a climate) _ n s a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Not spoken _ n s a _ _
Search thoroughly _ _ n s a _ _
Deny or contradict _ _ _ n s a _
Not paid regularly _ n s a _ _ _ _ _ _
Relationship by descent from a common ancestor _ _ n s a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Unclean _ n s a _ _ _ _ _ _
Result of a bank visit _ _ _ n s a _ _ _ _ _
Disagreeable or disgusting _ n s a _ _ _ _
Type of roof _ _ n s a _ _
Sail on a square-rigged vessel _ _ _ n s a _ _
Able to combine with other substances _ n s a _ _ _ _ _ _ _

1st Issue 1987 * CRYPTOLOG * page 29
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

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