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Irish Times Crossword (Crosaire)

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 111 ✭✭SilverHeron


    2D
    ABOUT TIME
    ??


    1A
    to chaff is to bargain - chaffeners chafferers?
    ??

    that's a bit fruity though but it fits, so did FLUROMETER though!


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    So that only leaves 3d, which I'm going to guess is
    FISHY
    ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    1a –
    CANAL LOCK
    10a -
    EDEN QUAY
    12a -
    PUNISH
    15a -
    LOSES

    2d -
    ADDS UP
    3d -
    AGNAIL
    4d -
    LOUGHS
    5d -
    COYNESS?
    13d -
    SOLE
    17d -
    SUEZ CANAL


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 111 ✭✭SilverHeron


    18A
    USELESS
    26A
    ENSUE
    14A
    DE + ES = SEED??
    13D
    SOLE

    24A
    ZEPHYR
    16A
    ARREAR
    ??*
    24A
    YIELDS


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    You beat me to 24a!

    I don't think 14 is
    SEED
    because of 5d (
    COYNESS
    .

    19d -
    EMPLOYEE
    20d -
    SIRES
    25d -
    YIELDS

    32a -
    ADORES
    34a -
    AMENDS


    Maybe one of these is wrong: 30a beinning with
    IE_ _


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 111 ✭✭SilverHeron


    Spike440 wrote: »
    You beat me to 24a!

    I don't think 14 is
    SEED
    because of 5d (
    COYNESS
    .

    19d -
    EMPLOYEE
    20d -
    SIRES
    25d -
    YIELDS

    32a -
    ADORES

    I'd say 5D is
    COYNESS

    20d -
    SORTS

    30A
    ITEM

    23D
    MEMBERS
    *?*


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    27d -
    SCHEME - SC + HE + ME
    I love it!

    22d -
    AGUE

    31a -
    CEMENT


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 111 ✭✭SilverHeron


    Spike440 wrote: »
    27d -
    SCHEME - SC + HE + ME
    I love it!

    Mother of God!!

    21A
    SEATTLE


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    Stuck now. Any progress?

    Is 29d -
    ENTREE?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 111 ✭✭SilverHeron


    Spike440 wrote: »
    Stuck now. Any progress?

    Is 29d -
    ENTREE?

    Yeah, that's plausible alright,
    8D & 35A could be related?

    28D Could it be something related to senior sound? em....?

    7D -
    STREAMLET


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  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440



    28D Could it be something related to senior sound? em....?
    EMBOSS?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 111 ✭✭SilverHeron


    Spike440 wrote: »
    EMBOSS?

    Could be, or
    EMBOLD?
    senior? The first one seems more likely


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    11a - Is hybrid a reference to an anagram? I've been playing with BE+AT+RE(about) ...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 111 ✭✭SilverHeron


    Spike440 wrote: »
    11a - Is hybrid a reference to an anagram? I've been playing with BE+AT+RE(about) ...

    It could be, I took 'be at' to mean 'beat'. What's charming refering to?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 111 ✭✭SilverHeron


    23D
    SEMITES


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    35a -
    ASSERTION
    ??


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 111 ✭✭SilverHeron


    Spike440 wrote: »
    35a -
    ASSERTION
    ??

    28D - Must end in a T then?.. .


  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭bothyhead


    14a
    EL + BE = ELBE ... a German river
    29d
    OR + i + GIN
    33a
    The Reign
    9a
    Liffey


  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭bothyhead


    22d =
    Ague - One of the characters in the Twelfth night was Sir Andrew Aguecheek - thanks to Wikipedia!)




  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭bothyhead


    How charming to be at about a hybrid = Amulet
    Nice!, very nice

    He sounds deep, by the sound of it = Abase
    I don't get it. Ok, it sounds like abyss, but where does the 'he'
    part come in (abe, abba?), and there's no straight definition. :(


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 27,177 CMod ✭✭✭✭spurious


    bothyhead wrote: »
    I don't get it. Ok, it sounds like abyss, but where does the 'he'
    part come in (abe, abba?), and there's no straight definition. :(
    A bass (pronounced 'base') voice is a male voice.


  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭bothyhead


    spurious wrote: »
    A bass (pronounced 'base') voice is a male voice.

    Damn, that was so obvious. Let's just say that I'm abased ;)

    Thanks!


  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭bothyhead


    Nothing too difficult in yesterday's. The common word in the four perimeter clues was
    class

    The only one I'm not too sure about is 12a: Pinches one's back, but not it seems for the spout (4)
    SPIN (nips - aka pinches - reversed)
    fits the checked letters; however, I'm not sure how this relates to spout.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 27,177 CMod ✭✭✭✭spurious


    The opposite of out is in.
    Sp - out
    Sp - in


  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭bothyhead


    spurious wrote: »
    The opposite of out is in.
    Sp - out
    Sp - in

    Ah! I see - very subtle. Thanks again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭bothyhead


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  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭bothyhead


    10a
    saturnine
    11a
    assisi
    21a
    oil
    27a
    overtake(?)
    .. I can't decide on the last letter

    4d
    innate
    15d
    scrambled
    17d
    ado
    22d
    inverse


  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭bothyhead


    19a possibly
    orchard


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 111 ✭✭SilverHeron


    17A
    ASH
    18D
    HCL
    31A
    DESTITUTE
    25D
    PAST IT
    23A
    HEARTS
    20A
    CONSOLE??
    7D
    ALLIGATOR

    10A Nice work there - I was struggling with insatiate!!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 111 ✭✭SilverHeron


    1A
    FOUR KINGS?
    5D
    GENDERS
    2D
    ORATOR??? relating to oration I'd say
    28A
    UNBEND


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