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zinzan
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DA 14/12/18

Post by zinzan » Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:22 pm

I was a little busy this morning. Thankfully the puzzle today wasn't that hard. I did a bit while stopped at traffic lights and then polished it off when I got home. No single clue caused much grief.

ACROSS
1,27) LICORICE ALLSORTS : (literal,colors,sic)*
5) OSTEAL : -os-,teal : slightly disturbing surface reading.
9) AUCKLAND : a,--uck,land : ie stuck minus 'way'(ST)
10) ARMADA : a-r-(mad)a- : I would've thought 'oddly sank' means the odds drop out, not stay in.
12) GLASS CEILING : -------g,lass,hm(sealing) : &lit if you're willing to accept a long-winded, weirdly-worded definition.
15) IPANA : I,pan,a : I remember the name but little else.
17) SECESSION : s----,-ecession
18) ARISTOTLE : aris(tot-l)e
19) see 4dn
20) INCONSISTENT : in,cons(1st)ent
24,26) ANIMAL RIGHTS : fe.RR.et : the Rights of 'ferret', be they removed, would leave 'feet', or 'parts of yard'.
25) VINDALOO : vin,DA,loo : 'head' being a nautical toilet.
26) see 24ac
27) see 1ac

DOWN
1) LEAD GUITAR : crypdef : where I nearly started with Iron Maiden, assuming it an 'instrument' of torture.
2) COCKAMAMIE : cock(mama<)ie
3) RULES : ddef
4,19ac) CONVERSATION PIECE : ddef
6) SPRINGS UP : ddef : as November 30 is the last day of Spring.
7) ELAN : elan-
8) see 23dn
11) GLOCKENSPIEL : Glock,-en-,spiel
13) WINE CELLAR : hm(whine,seller) : Rose the wine with the accent I can't work out how to include . . .
14) INFECTIOUS : (use,fiction)*
16) ATTENDANT : a,T,(ten)Dant- : model T again . . .
21) SIDES : ddef : simple.
23,8) KING LEAR : kin,g(l)ear

As above, not hard. Nothing to really quibble about either. As it's a bit blah/meh, I say 5/10.

afrit
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Re: DA 14/12/18

Post by afrit » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:14 pm

13 Nicely put. He would have been better trying 'ruby' or 'balthazar'.

Robespierre
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Re: DA 14/12/18

Post by Robespierre » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:52 pm

Just for the sake of completion:
22d PAIR: hm (pare)

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