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zinzan
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DA 01/12/17

Post by zinzan » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:59 am

Take 2. I had Across all typed up, hit Submit, the computer said NO, lost my text.
It was a slow solve.

ACROSS
1) EMBARGOED : me<,bar,hm(goad)
6) see 18dn
9) CEL : excel minus ex
10) GATECRASHER : Sp(crate,gasher)
11) AMY ADAMS : a,my-a,dams
12) see 1dn
15) WACKY : (t/w)acky
16) SERVE TIME : serve,time : "time is the enemy" derives from somewhere but I'd seen discussion of this in UK forums. DA has probably drawn from that.
17) IMITATION : -imitation- : i.e. limitations
19) KEEPS : K---e,EPs
20) TIGHTS : tight,s
21) HYPNOTIC : hm(hip),notic- : tried 'magnetic' for too long.
24) PARACHUTIST : (puts,cat,hair)* : a very neat clue.
26) AWL : a,--wl--
27) NEWTS : new,t---s
28) APENNINES : a,pen,nines

DOWN
1,12ac ) ETCH-A-SKETCH : (checks,of,the)* : one reason I was slow, deceived by another nice anagram.
2) BELLYACHING : bell,yach-ing : is T=true ?
3) RIGIDLY : rig,idly
4) OPTIMISTIC : opti(mist,i)c
5) DACE : aced with d moved up
6) FRANKIE : frank,i-e- : never, ever heard of it.
7) NAH : -n,-a,-h
8) HARSHNESS : har(Sh)ness : 'it's cruel' as the definition is a bit vague and not really a noun form. Plus the secind grated. Yuk.
13) TOILET-TRAIN : (to,retain,it,l--)* . . . not an &lit, as some may think.
14) IRON PYRITE : iron(p)y,rite
15) WRIST SPIN : win with i replaced by (spirits)* : I think
18,6ac) ATTICUS FINCH : attic,(such)*<>(--f,in) : oh boy, 'defender' = ender in def = f. Back to that old rubbish.
19) KYNETON : k-y,Ne-ton
22) COLES : co,les
23) TUFA : -a fut- <
25) RAW : hm(roar) : bleak ?

Some very good, some very poor. Must be 5/10.

afrit
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Re: DA 01/12/17

Post by afrit » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:39 pm

16 '... time the subtle thief of youth,...'. Milton Sonnet 7

2 In logical Truth Tables T = True F = False.

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