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DA 13/04/18

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:28 am
by zinzan
Not much reaction having finished this. I can't say anything really upset me. There were no stand-out clues. Let me see . . .

ACROSS
1) IMPOST : I,m,post : I don't know what 'making' does. Just for surface methinks.
4) CATWOMAN : ca(i/two)man
10) PORT FAIRY : port,fairy : sounds familiar, didn't bother to check.
11) ROSTI : (-istro)*
12) LOUVRED : Lou R-ed<>V : all crossworders should know their energy drinks i.e. V. Not a bad clue though.
13) IN A RAGE : ---ega ran i------ <
15) SLUMP : slum,-------p : 'on the crest of a slump' is one of my favourite phrases.
16) BHUTANESE : b(hut)anes,---e
17) ASSURANCE : ass,U--rance : had to check 'can' is synonymous with 'arse/ass'. It is.
18) DREAM : dr(------e)am
20) COMES TO : ddef : I had 'comes up' originally as it works equally but doesn't do the final cross-letter much good.
21) BANDEAU : band,eau : another look-up.
22) HONDA : ----h,on DA : a nice idea.
24) ROSEHAVEN : Sp(hose,raven)
25) LIFETIME : l(i,Fet-)ime : 'to marinate' huh ? A not so nice idea.
26) SPIDER : ddef

DOWN
1) IMPALAS : imp,alas
2,6) PORTUGUESE MAN-OF-WAR : ddef
3) SAFARI PARKS : saf-,A,rip,arks
5) ANY MINUTE : -any,minute
6) see 2dn
7) MESSAGE RECEIVED : (agrees,me,devices)*
8) NAIVETE : (a,n)<,I've,t-e : aagh.
9) MIND : ddef
14) ABANDON SHIP : cryptic def
16) BONGO DRUM : b(Gordon)*um
17) ALCOHOL : a,l--,co(h)ol
19) MOURNER : (more)*<>urn : keen=wail=mourn
21) BASE : ddef
23) APT : --------a,-p,------t

5/10 as it was all pretty uninspiring of much at all.

Re: DA 13/04/18

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:18 pm
by afrit
4 Is 'hidebound' meant to suggest Catwoman runs around in feline skin? Dubious
17 Query sf is the heart (centre) of US-France. I think not.
22 How does ---H on Da translate as my treat?

Re: DA 13/04/18

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:51 am
by zinzan
Af,
re Catwoman, I think so.
re SF, agree. Not great.
re Honda, 'on DA' equates to 'allow DA to pay for that', so if something is 'on DA', he'd say 'my treat'.