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TIB #16

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Across – Diogenes

1) Performers of music or revolutionary arts maybe (9)
6) Kid’s magazine (5)
9) Toils to win power for those with special skills (7)
10) Runs away from sweets, reportedly (7)
11) Annoyed to lose the pound gained (6)
12) Extraordinary lyrist held court paying close attention to detail (8)
14) A strong draft beer taken after a drop of gin (4)
15) Naughtily ogle at her when model’s caught in the __________ ? (10)
18) Deserter returned to embrace a ruling coalition with three sides (10)
20) Road work sign (4)
23) Financially rewarding study award I got in London district (8)
24) Having even less money, put zero deposit in advertising (6)
26) Winning card (Hearts) getting one to victory (7)
27) Cases, for instance, involving glue suffocation indoors (7)
28) Severe cold hasn’t begun (5)
29) No good to get terribly aroused about involving a risk (9)

Down–  Cryptonyte

1) Suddenly finished? About time! (9)
2) Fine money (7)
3) Devout holy man is missing, daughter realised (6)
4) Cast away on ship (4)
5) I.Bishop comes back in – logical, no run conceded extra (10)
6) Pyridines (without Yttrium) violently fired (8)
7) Mark’s having no handicap (7)
8 ) Dress a young one has to try (5)
13) Grew vigorously, fire should be put out (10)
16) Press agent to remodel resort (9)
17) Expert playing well, Joyce perhaps (8)
19)  Evening. Yours truly’s right on the circuit. Unit of force India, Giancarlo’s first (7)
21)A storm to the navy’s a burst of frenzied activity (7)
22) Fever checked at the start, first tip of thermometer’s in contact with this body part (6)
23) Go into specialist doctor’s emergency room (5)
25) Drop of lemongrass in utensil to cook something up (4)

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Written by Cryptonyte

September 5, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Posted in Crossword grid

6 Responses

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  1. Ok- I think I got all except 1. Am I crazy or is there something wrong with the online version of the crossword?
    Across

    1) OR {CHE} STRA*
    6) ISSUE 🙂
    9) EX{P}ERTS(7)
    10) DESERTS ~ (7)
    11) NETT {-L} ED (6)
    12) STRI{C}TLY* (8)
    14) {G} ALE(4)
    15) ALTOGETHER* 🙂 (10)
    18) T {RIANGUL*}AR guess (8)
    24) P {O} {ORE}R(6)
    26) TR{I}UMP{H}S(7)
    27) LU{GAG}GE* (7)
    28) {-F}RIGID (5)
    29) DANGEROUS* (9)

    Aruna

    September 7, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    • Aruna, too easy was it? Thanks for solving 🙂

      diogeneb

      September 17, 2009 at 12:07 pm

  2. Down- Cryptonyte

    1) OVERNIGHT(9)
    2) CAPITAL[DD[ (7)
    3) Devout holy man is missing, daughter realised ??(6)
    4) TO{SS} (4)
    5) ADDITIONAL —>guess (10)
    6) INSPIRED*{-Y} (8)
    7) SCRATCH [DD](7)
    8 ) ESSAY—>guess (5)
    13) FLOURISHED*(10)
    16) REP ORTERS* 9)
    17) INFORMED —> did not get the Joyce part _ assume its cricket /sports based ! (8)
    19) I R ON IN G(7)
    21) TO RN ADO (7)
    22) T ON {-A}GUE (6)
    23) ENT ER(5)
    25) P {L} AN?(4)

    Aruna

    September 7, 2009 at 8:36 pm

  3. Some really complex wordplay in Cryptonyte’s set this time 🙂

    Fav clues: 1A, 27A, 1D, 8D
    Last clues solved: INFORMED, SCRATCH (I had entered STRETCH at first)

    Across

    1 OR CHE STRA<-
    6 ISSUE [2]
    9 EX{P}ERTS
    10 DESERTS{~desserts}
    11 NETT{-l}ED
    12 STRI{CT}LY
    14 G ALE
    15 ALTOGE{T}HER*
    18 T{RIANGUL*}AR<-
    20 ST OP
    23 E{CON OM I}C
    24 P{O ORE}R
    26 TR{I}UMP H
    27 LUG{GAG}E*
    28 {-f}RIGID
    29 DA{NG}EROUS*

    Down

    1 OVER NIGH T
    2 CAPITAL [2]
    3 EARNE{-st}{+D}
    4 TO SS
    5 {-r}A{{DD I}<-}TIONAL
    6 INSPIRED{-y}*
    7 SCRATCH [2]
    8 ESSAY [T]
    13 FLOURISHED*: Deceptive anagram fodder!
    16 REP ORTERS*
    17 IN FORM ED
    19 I R O N IN G
    21 TO RN ADO
    22 T ON {-a}GUE
    23 ENT ER
    25 P{L}AN

    Shuchi

    September 8, 2009 at 7:29 pm

  4. Across
    OR CHE STRA*
    ISSUE
    EX(P)ERTS
    DES(-S)ERTS
    NETT(-L)ED
    STRI(CT)LY*
    G ALE
    ALTOGE(T)HER*
    ST OP
    E(CON)MIC?
    P(O ORE)R
    TR(I)UMP H
    (-F)RIGID

    Down
    OVER NIGHT
    CAPITAL
    EARNE(-ST)D
    TO SS
    (-R)A{DD}TIONAL
    INSPIRED(-Y)*
    SCRATCH
    ESSAY(T)
    FLOURISHED*
    REP ORTERS*
    IN-FORM(ED?) Joyce?
    IRONING
    TO RN ADO
    T ON (-A)GUE
    ENT ER
    P(L)AN
    LUG(GAG)E*

    panchmal

    September 12, 2009 at 8:13 am

    • Thanks for solving Sridhar. Would love to know your comments on clues you liked/hated as well.

      diogeneb

      September 17, 2009 at 12:08 pm


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