DA 23/06/17

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zinzan
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DA 23/06/17

Post by zinzan » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:45 am

ACROSS
1) PANAMA HAT : reverse hidden
6) ALLOW : aRRow swapped R to L twice
9) COTE D'OR : 'rode' west (to the left) getting 'cot'. Don't think 'getting' is enough for placement afterward.
10) WARD OFF : war doff
11) TRIUMVIRATE : Tr(I)um-,v,irate. Is V victory beyond VE Day etc ?
13) ERR : ferry
14) CAIRO : hm(Chi,Rho)
16) GIVE BIRTH : give(slack),hm(berth). Is 'bear' the carrying or delivering ? I know the result is the same.
18) TONY BLAIR : (on,trial,by)* Don't like 'default' as indicator.
19) ELGIN : cryptic def . . . barely
20) HAS : plural of ha
22) DISCOMFITED : disco,m,f,(tied)*
25) OPTIMAL : op,Tim(SplitEnz),Al(Capone)
27) IVORIES : I,varies with o(nada) replacing a
28) TURIN : tur(i)n
29) BILL NIGHY : bill(nigh)y

DOWN
1) PICOT : pi(co)t
2) NUTRITION : nut,(it,iron)*
3) MODEM : mode,m
4) HERDING CATS : (and,gets,rich)*
5) TAW : wat <
6) AGREEABLE : a,Gr(e-----e)able
7) LOOSE : loo,s-----e
8) WAFER THIN : w(father)*in
12) ADVERTORIAL : a(d)ver,t(o)rial
14) CUTTHROAT : cu,t(t-h-r-)o a t . . . i.e. to a T about odds of T-shirt
15) OMBUDSMAN : O(m,buds)man
17) RIGHT WING : right wing synonyms
21) SITAR : rat is <
23) FLOWN : wolf <,n
24) DUSTY : du(s)ty
26) LIB : Lib, Libby, girl

afrit
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Re: DA 23/06/17

Post by afrit » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:50 am

In addition to the issues raised by ZZ, I would query "phone' as a homophone indicator in 14a.

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