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  1. ACROSS – Diogenes

    Nice grid. was fun to solve it. Cracked all clues except 1. 1) Difficult to imitate a printer’s handiwork? (4,4) HARD COPY πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    5) Score falling short by eight dozen (6) TWELVE πŸ™‚
    10) One used to give a sound hiding? (7) MUFFLER πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ nice cryptic defn.
    11) Reporter coming in or going out of crack house (7) EDIFICE πŸ™‚
    12) Bill Clinton nearly turned in an improvised performance (2,3) AD LIB πŸ™‚ Nice clue
    13) What a singer might be at the end of a performance? Discordant (3,2,4) OUT OF TUNE πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    14) Tenable cash spelt out around the end of tenure? (7,5) BALANCE SHEET πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    18) What’s applicable to all colleges admitting a student (12) UNIVERSALITY πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    21) Slippery one pocketing 90, loaned capital (9) EXCELLENT πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    23) Lincoln had nothing against Democrat in house (5) ABODE πŸ™‚
    24) Published material not beginning to appear in general examination (4-3) LOOK SEE
    25) View round the wing of a bird (7) OPINION πŸ™‚
    26) Screw up, lacking confidence to go outside for a drink(6) SHERRY πŸ™‚
    27)They may ruin masts at sea right away (8) TSUNAMIS πŸ™‚

    DOWN – Diogenes

    1) Henry’s manly rendering of an anthem (6) HYMNAL
    2) Trouble-maker not close to upending a lottery (6) RAFFLE
    3) Party bachelorette lacking hot moves (9) CELEBRATE
    4) Play tapes or reels on this (8,6) PERSONAL STEREO
    6) Husband hugged by spouse mostly has female smell (5) WHIFF
    7) Enticed to consume drug, one’s out of action (8) LEISURED πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    8 ) They possibly go around part of a golf course chasing Asian canines (3-5) E _ _ _ E _ T_
    9) Jerky leg actions suit animated hand movements (14) GESTICULATIONS – πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    15) Employment status (9) SITUATION πŸ™‚
    16) Broad-spectrum drugs? (4-4) CURE ALLS
    17) Daughter is about to miss show (8) DISCLOSE πŸ™‚
    19) On which a speaker may be starting to preach hatred (6) PODIUM πŸ™‚
    20) A game played in nets (6) TENNIS
    22) Dare soldiers to hold up failure (5) LOSER


    October 26, 2009 at 1:57 pm

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