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Robespierre
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DA 2/2/18

Post by Robespierre » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:35 am

Some cultural references today: a play, an opera, a symphony & a children's author.
1a CABAL: [hack =] CAB, (Y)AL(E)
4a SETTLE FOR: (LETTERS OF)*
9a LIGHT YEAR: (F)LIGHTY, (D)EAR
10a VANYA: Replace ILL in VILLA by ANY (= somewhat). Refers to Chekhov's play Uncle Vanya
11a BEETHOVEN'S THIRD: E is 3rd letter of BEETHOVEN & Eroica Symphony is aka Beethoven's Symphony No. 3
12a JUGGLE: JUG, (NEEDIN)G,(BASEBAL)L, (GLOV)E
14a TORTILLA: TORA(H) encloses TILL
17a CREATIVE: Delete 1st 2 letters [= "alpha couple"] of INTERACTIVE, then "turning" => anagram
18a ASTRAL: AS, TR(I)AL
20a FALSE IMPRESSION: "permission" is an anagram of IMPRESSION with FALSE as anagrind
24a OPTED: Anagram of every 2nd letter of SPREAD FORTH
25a RAP ARTIST: Hidden
26a TIPSY CAKE: (PICKET SAY)*
27a TEEMS: TEE, M(OCCASIN)S
1d CELEB: C [=clubs], then reverse BEL(L)E. "Lion" in the sense of a noted person, as in "a literary lion"
2d BIG LEAGUE: (BILGE)*, AGUE
3d LATCH: MATCH [= game] with initial letter replaced
4d, 23d SLEEVE NOTES: SLEEVE, NOTES; "on the record" is the defn
5d TURANDOT: TURN encloses A, DOT. Turandot is Puccini's last opera.
6d LEVITATES: (I'VE)* within (LATEST)*
7d FUNGI: FUN, GI(RL)
8d ROALD DAHL: (HAD DOLLAR)*. Charlie Bucket is a character in 2 of Dahl's stories.
12d JACK FROST: JACK, (FOR)*, S(POR)T
13d LATTERDAY: LATTE, D(RINKER) within RAY
15d LARVICIDE: (CIDER VIAL)*
16d AVE MARIA: A, then reversal of AI REV encloses MA
19d FRAPPE: F, RAPPE(D)
21d LIT UP: LIT, UP [= in court]
22d SPRIT: SPRI(N)T

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