DA 13/07/18

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zinzan
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DA 13/07/18

Post by zinzan » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:05 pm

I see there were no takers last week and none so far today. Apparently, according to DA Trippers, even they were less than thrilled by last week’s puzzle.
Today, as I sit by the pool in Koh Samui, I’ve managed to get through the online version, so I’ll briefly explain.

ACROSS
1,21dn) NOM DE GUERRE : (emerge,round)* : war name
4) WONTHAGGI : won’t,haggi-
9) FUN-FILLED : funf,-illed : German 5 ; billed with b(out).
10) RHONE : .....r,hone
11) ACOUSTIC GUITAR : (is,a,catgut,curioj*
13) RETREADS : (arrested)*
14) REMORA : re,m--,-ora-
17) AMIDST : a,mi(d)st
19) PASTILLE : (pie,stall)*
22) I BEG YOUR PARDON : (boy,in,group,read)*
25) NOHOW : Noh,ow!
26) ROTTEN EGG : (to,rent)*,egg
27) LAST ONE IN : la(stone)in : 27ac is a 26ac ! Usually into the pool.
28) TASTE : ddef

DOWN
1) NAFF : fan<,f
2) MANICOTTI : manic,OTT,i......
3) EPICURE : epic,-u-r-e-
4) WELL TO-DO :well,to-do
5) NO DICE : nod,ice
6) HIRSUTE : (...teurish)*
7) GLOAT : Gat<>........l,...o
8) ICEBREAKER : ddef
12) IRRATIONAL : -ir(ration)al : ie viral
15) ONLOOKERS : -on(loo)kers : ie bonkers
16) RASPUTIN : rasp,-utin- : ie mutiny
18) SAYS WHO : (sways)*,-ho-
20) TORMENT : -torm ent- -
21) see 1ac
23) ETHOS : ET,-hos- : ie chose
24) AGUE : ..ague : ie PRague

Maybe 5.5/10 ?

afrit
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Re: DA 13/07/18

Post by afrit » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:14 pm

6 Seven out of ten letters equals a finale? Do me a favour.

9 bout = b out = take b away = rubbish

16 Rasputin has been dead for over 100 years, hardly in a position to be influential anymore. Perhaps 'old influential' or one-time influential' would be better. Is there an editor in the house?

Dr Bob
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Re: DA 13/07/18

Post by Dr Bob » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:15 pm

Thanks ZinZan

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