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TIB #17

with 5 comments

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Across -Cryptonyte

1)  The banks were corrupt to take money, says the story (6,3,4)
9)  On air, retracted passages (5)
10) Incredible fluke, winning championship (ousting number one) and all that the pot holds (9)
11) Is old king backing a foreigner? (7)
12) Prescription that could give a guitarist withdrawal symptoms? (7)
13) Wolves toy with kids (8)
15) Sees model being taken away, expresses disappointment (5)
17) Lies on and on to get money, sparing nothing (5)
19) Bleeding is a general feature at the start of gunfights (8)
22) Composition to act out in California (7)
23) One gives credit to the author perhaps (7)
25) Captain Planet perhaps salvaged our sphere (9)
26) One admitting to swinging both ways goes to poetic lengths (5)
27) Dejected kid, he resorts to rope towards the end (4,2,3,4)

Down – Diogenes

1)  Country gecko losing tail, when turning up to chase the bee (6)
2)  King finding gold under the queen’s slip! (5)
3)  Jack’s line is monkey business (7)
4)  Last offer to carry one to relative abroad (4,2,2,5,2)
5)  Express grief at the aeronauts’ crashing around Ohio after entry to earth (3,4,5,3)
6)  Registers new records after topping in equestrian (7)
7)  See assistant’s right to vote cut off by a knight (9)
8)  Mark, from Flanders, heading out for Belgium’s capital (7)
14) Boy having a rum punch that might give him a kick-start (9)
16) An initiation befitting one’s held in the outskirts of Buckhingham (7)
18) Bird fight to follow boxing match (7)
20) Why I rambled about a local currency getting out of hand (7)
21) One gives credit to an article (6)
24) Say a flipper one edges (5)

Solutions to TIB #16tib16sol

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Written by Cryptonyte

September 13, 2009 at 5:40 am

Posted in Crossword grid

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  1. Typing annotations is a painful exercise. Will try. sorry
    Across.
    1. BREAKS THE NEWS*
    10.KETTLEFUL FLU* KE T(-I)TLE
    12. NOSTRUM
    13. PLAY BOYS?
    15. SIGH(-T)S
    17. AB(-O)UT S
    19. LEECHING
    22. TOC(CA)TTA*
    25. SUPERHERO*
    27 DOWN TO THE …..

    Down
    1. BE(LIZ_ARD)E
    2. ER R OR
    3. TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT
    4. EAT ONES HEART OUT*
    6. ENLISTS
    7.SUFFRAGAN SEE ASSISTANT (DEF)
    8. BLEMISH
    14. LA((UNCHP*) A}D
    16. B {(APT)IS}M
    19. SPAR ROW

    Sridhar

    September 15, 2009 at 1:43 pm

  2. For me this was one of your best compiled grids with impeccable wordplay and attn to details, the way Flanders has been linked to Belgium for instance.

    Ac –

    1 {BREAK(S) THE NEWS}*
    9 AT(RIA)*
    10 {KE(T(-i)TLE)FUL}*
    11 IS(RAEL)<I
    12 NO STRUM , CD 🙂
    13 PLAY BOYS
    15 SIGH(-t)S
    17 AB(-o)UT S
    19 LEE CHIN G Gr8 Wordplay.. 🙂
    22 TO C(CAT)*A
    25 SUPERHERO*
    26 IAM BI ; Tony, we gt the msg loud and clear 🙂
    27 DOWN TOT HE WIRE

    DOWN
    1 B (-d)RAZIL<-
    2 ER R OR 🙂 ; Wish u cud see the smile on my face 🙂
    3 KNAVE RY
    4 TAKE {I}{T O}(R LEAVE IT)*
    5 {E}(AT {O}NES HEART OUT)*
    6 E N LISTS
    7 SUFFRAG(-see)A N ??
    8 B (-f)LEMISH ; My Fav clue of the grid 🙂
    14 LA(UNCH PA)*D
    16 B(APT IS)M
    17 SPAR ROW
    20 {H(A)YWI}*RE
    21 BYLINE ; CD second last to fall
    24 LIMB I ; last to fall, got it from the crossings and dict chk..didnt kno the word.

    anish madhavan

    September 16, 2009 at 3:25 pm

  3. This one was way too tough for me:
    Across
    1. BREAKS THE NEW* {S}
    9. ? 😦
    10. KE TTLE {-I}FUL *
    11.?:-(
    12. NO STRUM 🙂
    13. PLAY BOYS
    15. SIG{-T}S
    17. ?:-(
    19. LEE CHIN G
    22. TOC{CA}TA*
    23. ROYALTY
    25. ?:-(
    26. I AM BI 🙂
    27. DOWN THE WIRE

    Down
    1. B {-D} RAZIL<
    2. ? 😦
    3. ?:-(
    4. TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT
    5. EAT ONES HEART OUT *
    6. {E} NLISTS
    7. SUFFRAGE{-E} AN
    8. {-F}{B} LEMISH
    16. B APTIS M
    18. SPAR ROW
    20. HAYWI*{RE}
    24. LIMBI
    21. BYLINE

    Aruna

    September 17, 2009 at 4:31 am

  4. DUH- got 3 more:
    Across
    13 PLAY BOYS
    25 SUPERHERO*

    Down
    2 ERROR

    Runa

    September 17, 2009 at 4:26 pm

  5. A difficult puzzle, also one of your most enjoyable. This is just the way I like it – no dictionaries or GK needed, but a good amount of brain-work.

    Many clues were great, if I had to pick two best ones I’d say Cryptonyte’s Captain Planet (25A) and Diogenes’s relative abroad (4D).

    It’s not every setter that can be fair, creative and challenging all at the same time, but you guys manage it. Awesome work!

    Shuchi

    September 22, 2009 at 7:07 am


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