DA 30/11/18

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zinzan
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DA 30/11/18

Post by zinzan » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:28 am

Bit of a mixed bag of elements today. A couple of dodgy devices but nothing upsetting.

ACROSS
1) RECEDE : (c-eered)*
4) see 27ac
10) CRAPSHOOT : crap,shoot : 'crap!' as an interjection. Apparently crap is 2, 3 or 12 in a dice game.
11) CLIMB : -c,-l,-i,-m,-b
12) SMOOTH OPERATOR : s(moot,hoper)at,-or- : I think.
15) UNDERTOOK : ddef : the thief took less than necessary . . .
17,1dn) COSTA RICA : co-star,aci-< : 'quite bitter' is a pretty vague instruction.
18) TORTE : hm(tort)
20) RING A BELL : ddef : the clappers of a bell.
22) MATRYOSHKA DOLL : ma(took,Hardys)*ll : had to remind myself what it was actually called.
25) DWARF : --d,raw<,f : following=f
27,4) ROW ROW ROW YOUR BOAT : row(x3),(our,bay,to)* : nice enough surface.
28) ABERDEEN : -aber,need< : ie caber.
29) SLEEPY : ddef : a sleepy one may turn in for the night.

DOWN
1) see 17ac
2) CHARMED : ----c,harmed : don't like the definition and the 'straggler' of Anzac.
3) DISCOURTESY : (sides,cry,out)*
5) OUTSPOKEN : (US,not)* <>poke
6) ROC : cor< : I think DA has tried cor!/my! a few times now. It's common in UK puzzles. But cor is a curiosity here so maybe should leave it there.
7) OPIATES : o,p(--i--)ates
8) TABERNACLE : tab,er(NaCl)e : NaCl salt gets a run !
9) BOTH : Bo-th : John Wilkes Booth
13) ROCK AND ROLL : (rack,on)*,droll
14) MULTIMEDIA : (I,let,mum)*,aid< : nice surface. Funny image.
16) ON RESERVE : on,reserve
19) RAT RACE : race,rat transposed : rat/sing/dob etc
21) ENLARGE : l-ne<,(gear)*
23) KIWI : hm(key,wee)
24) AWRY : (wa/aw)ry
26) FED : ddef

No big deal. Some good surfaces. No harm done.
6/10.

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