DA 31/08/18

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zinzan
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DA 31/08/18

Post by zinzan » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:00 am

A pretty straightforward solve today. No big mysteries but a couple of new terms to me i.e. 7- and 8-down.
All the other clues were fairly predictable upon reading.

ACROSS
9) LEASH : -------l,-----e,ash
10) STAGEHAND : stag,(had,en)* : could reasonably expect one of these 'split word' devices in any one puzzle. 'had en/tangled'
11) ADJECTIVE : a,d(je(c)t)ive : pretty good clue really.
12) OFFAL : off---al : 'ici' is 'here' in French.
13) CAROB : car(o)b : can anything really be 'faux-chocolate' ? It either is or isn't.
15) SALARY CAP : (pacy,alas)< <> r : I assume a mistake as 'airport hub' would be P ? Something else ?
16) ALMOND CROISSANT : -almon,(cod,in.stars)*
19) CAPE VERDE : c,ape,ver-,d------e
22) SHRED : sh-red : ie shared.
23) DARYL : ----ly rad---- <
24) ESTABLISH : ----e,stabl(e)-ish : sort of amusing.
27) NO-CONTEST : (consent,to)*
28) VILLA : --vi--,all<

DOWN
1) ULNA : -u-l-n- a
2) MARJORAM : ram<,j(or)am
3) CHIC : chic-
4) ESPIES : ESP,i.e.,S----
5) WATERLOO : w(later)*oo : been there. Interesting place.
6) BED OF ROSES : crypdef : you'd assume the roses would be thorny but a bed of roses is not.
7) FANFIC : -f---,-a--,-n,-F-,i-----c : didn't look it up but assume it's 'fan fiction'.
8) ADDLE-PATED : add(plate)*ed : not familiar with this phrase.
13) CHALCEDONY : (cyclone,had)*
14) BENEVOLENT : (been)*,v-olent
17) CARPETED : carp,-eted
18) AIR RIFLE : air,rifle
20) PIRACY : PI,racy
21) ENTITY : -ent,-ity
25) BEVY : hm(bevvy) : a bevy of quails
26) HEAT : ddef

Pretty uneventful. 6/10.

Robespierre
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Re: DA 31/08/18

Post by Robespierre » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:10 am

15a Another possible explanation is that "flying" = RACY and "airport hub" does = P. But there appears to be no anagrind to apply to RACY &, for me, RACY (unlike "racing") is not properly a synonym of "flying".

zinzan
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Re: DA 31/08/18

Post by zinzan » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:52 am

Mmm, according to DA Trippers, some versions (iPad) have 'tourist hub' instead of 'airport'. Much more workable.

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