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Archive for July 23rd, 2007

Independent 6479 by Tees

Posted by bensand on 23rd July 2007

bensand.
Across
1 LOTHARIO – T + HARI in LOO
10 COMIC – COSMIC minus S (close to tears)
11 SEA URCHIN – SEA(U)RCH + IN
16 DONKEY – DON + KEY
26 ENNUI – “LENNON PUT IT” with odd letters removed
27 EVEN SO – stEVENSOn
28 MASTERLY – MAST + EARLY without the A for are. A is short for are, the metric land measure. Seems like an abbreviation that would be more at home in the advanced cryptics than the weekday crosswords to me
 
Down
2 TAMIL – TA(M)IL
6 BARGAIN BASEMENT – Seller is homophone for cellar, this clue made me laugh although it was fairly easy
7 ASHMOLEAN – (HAS)* + MO + LEAN
17 IDENTITY – I DEITY around NT
19 DUNCAN – King from Macbeth and a dun is a horse of that colour
20 LORETTA – (ARISTOTLE)* without IS
21 TSETSE – transmitter is part of the definition so it’s SETS in T(RE)E

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Guardian 24136/Rufus – oops

Posted by ilancaron on 23rd July 2007

ilancaron.

Quite a few cryptic definitions again this week – some are good, some less so. But that judgment all depends on your mood I suppose. When I don’t like a CD, I suspect it’s because I simply missed something or it was too “transparent”.

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