DA 17/08/18

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zinzan
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DA 17/08/18

Post by zinzan » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:48 pm

Been away this week so I'm catching up a number of things before doing this.
Having done zero puzzles this week until today, I felt a little rusty. And today's DA was a little trickier to unravel.

ACROSS
7) HORSE CHESTNUT : hm(hoarse),chestnut
10) NOSTRUM : no strum : everyone would get the definition first.
11) TORPEDO : (EP,rot)<,do : vague definition along the line of 'cease forcefully'.
12) ORPINGTON : (prong,into)*
14) AWAIT : a,hm(weight)
15) MARLENE : mar,hm(lean)
17) POTSDAM : P(o)TSD,a,m--
18) TENET : ten,e----t : ten=X=hm(ex)
19) DETECTION : de(F/T)ection
21) COWBELL : crypdef : interesting enough. Horns of the herd.
23) CLIP ART : part CLI swapped
24) COMPUTER GAMES : (get,mouse,cramp)* : good clue

DOWN
1) GOSSIP : pig< <> OS,------s
2) ASTRINGENT : (strain)*,gent : undergoes equals 'goes under' apparently . . .
3) SCAM : s(h/c)am
4) MELTING POT : ddef
5) STAR : star- : ie stark
6) SURE HAND : hm(shore),hand
8) INFORMATICS : (arms,fiction)* : 'spreading' as an anagrind ? Hmm
9) CONTAMINATE : con,tam,in-ate : ie tam'o'shanter
13) THEODOLITE : the,od(o,lit)e
14) ANTICLIMAX : antic,lima,x : by=x
16) RINGWOOD : ring wood = o pine = opine
20) INANER : -rena ni---- <
22) EXPO : -o-p-e < <> x
23) CURL : cur----,------l

Very few comments as I've still got stuff to do.
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