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zinzan
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DA 30/06/17

Post by zinzan » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:16 am

I guess inspired by the end of financial year, 26-ac is the basis of a theme, though it's not all monetary.

ACROSS
1) BUCKSHOT : bucks,hot
5) see 17dn
10) AMOCO : a,MO,co-- An old petrol company - midweek Rugby League anyone ?
11) TIT FOR TAT : (trait,of,t,t)* Model T will never die.
12) SOURDOUGH : Sp(dour,sew)
13) BAGEL : 'age' inside lb <. I think the ellipsis wants the definition to run on from the previous clue. I think that's lazy.
14) SETTLES : ddef
15) SHEKELS : s,he(k)els
16) EFFACES : e,f,f,aces
19) CAKE TIN : cake(set),tin(money). Bread made in a cake tin ? A bit forced, this clue.
21) ROLLS : ddef. Much money needed to buy a Rolls(-Royce). Trivia time : what other claim to fame does Charles Rolls have ?
22) EXPENSIVE : ex,pensive
24) IRISH PUNT : (is,put,in,h-r)*
26) BREAD : b(re)ad. Where 'on' is 're'.
27) AGAPE : a,g-ape
28) GLAD-HAND : g,lad,hand

DOWN
1) BRASS : ddef
2) CROQUET : c----r,hm(okay)
3) SPONDULICKS : (pounds)*,licks. Anagind is 'dog' - really ?!
4) OUTPUTS : ddef (I think - not sure about 'surpasses')
6) TWO : hm(too)
7) FATIGUE : f(at)igu-e
8) ITCHES : Cockney hitches
9) STILLSON : still,son. An adjustable pipe wrench.
13) BREAKING BAD : break,(and,big)*
14) SWEARS IN : s(wears)in
17,5ac) FOLDING STUFF : ddef. Clever.
18) STEP UP : hidden
19) CAPITAL : ddef
20) TRIBECA : tribe,ca. Is ca/circa 'loosely' ? Help.
23) ENDED : d-e- d-n-e- <
25) HIP : ddef. Hip hooray, it's over.

afrit
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Re: DA 30/06/17

Post by afrit » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:10 pm

Some sloppy cluing
1a I doubt whether buckshot is found in a shell.
10 Amoco is not a fuel but an ex fuel company. There is a difference.
15 Top is better suited to a down clue.
19 Agree as to whether bread = cake.
4 Deserves a question mark at the very least.
20 To say that loosely = ca is a very loose use of the word.

RogerD
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Re: DA 30/06/17

Post by RogerD » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:31 pm

A belated comment: I think 4D is OUTDOES.
Roger

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