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by afrit
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: DA Explanations and blog
Topic: DA 04/01/19
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: DA 04/01/19

16 As 'middlebrow is to be read as 'middle brow' ie 'ro', this is one clue where a "?' is definitely needed.
by afrit
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: DA Explanations and blog
Topic: DA 14/12/18
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: DA 14/12/18

13 Nicely put. He would have been better trying 'ruby' or 'balthazar'.
by afrit
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: DA Explanations and blog
Topic: DA 07/12/18
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: DA 07/12/18

14 In answer to your question; at the same time revoluntionay = Che and indeed = put something inside 'deed' are abondoned. 1d Woudn't the mirror image of co be cooc? 3 DA is still acting under the delusion that 'vacation' = to vacate. It never has meant that'. Even the addition of a '?' or a '!' wo...
by afrit
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Discussion of ACC Crosswords
Topic: Grids: Fair and unfair (2)
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Grids: Fair and unfair (2)

Exactly so. My apologies.

Afrit
by afrit
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Discussion of ACC Crosswords
Topic: Grids: Fair and unfair (2)
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Grids: Fair and unfair (2)

Slot 6 in the November Crozworld prompts me to say it is high time Crozworld setters are reminded grids containing three consecutive unchecked letters are far from best practice and should be avoided. 21 down is particularly egregious. The cryptics I am most familiar with The Times, Everyman (Observ...
by afrit
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Discussion of ACC Crosswords
Topic: Grids: Fair and unfair (2)
Replies: 0
Views: 142

Grids: Fair and unfair (2)

Slot 6 in the November Crozworld prompts me to say it is high time Crozworld setters are reminded grids containing three consecutive unchecked letters are far from best practice and should be avoided. 21 down is particularly egregious. The cryptics I am most familiar with The Times, Everyman (Observ...
by afrit
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: DA Explanations and blog
Topic: DA 02/11/18
Replies: 3
Views: 1338

Re: DA 02/11/18

4 Is 'sporadic' the right word to use given the regularity needed to extract the answer?
by afrit
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: DA Explanations and blog
Topic: DA 26/10/18
Replies: 3
Views: 942

Re: DA 26/10/18

1 Why does DA persist in defining 'discover' as uncover or take the top from when it does not mean that? If he wishes to continue doing so he should always use a '?' to indicate something out of the ordinary is happening. 22 A dodgy definition. Ovaltine is more than malt extract. A clever idea. Like...
by afrit
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: DA Explanations and blog
Topic: DA 05/10/18
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: DA 05/10/18

1a Foot (bottom, base) is better suited to a down clue.
7 Should have a '?' as it is similar in construction (word splitting) to 1a which has one.
by afrit
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: DA Explanations and blog
Topic: DA 21/09/18
Replies: 1
Views: 693

Re: DA 21/09/18

Agreed it was pretty straightforward puzzle.
1d 'cute' is redundant'
12 problem with grammar; 'to calm' is a verb, 'staid' is an adjective. A better surface is to replace 'to' with a colon or a dash. Calm by itself is either a verb or an adjective, leaving an ambiguity to trap the unwary solver.