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Irish Times Crossword (Crosaire)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    1a -
    FOUR KINGS
    5d -
    GENDERS
    29a -
    FREE STATE


    I had HEARTEN for 20a but it must be wrong.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 111 ✭✭SilverHeron


    Spike440 wrote: »
    1a -
    FOUR KINGS
    5d -
    GENDERS
    29a -
    FREE STATE


    I had HEARTEN for 20a but it must be wrong.

    29A - Good one, didn't get that

    8D
    FRUIT TREE

    14D
    FOXHOUNDS
    What do you think?? 2 words or one, it fits..


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    3d -
    ROUTED


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    12a -
    SEVENTEEN
    ??


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 111 ✭✭SilverHeron


    Spike440 wrote: »
    12a -
    SEVENTEEN
    ??

    What have you for 2D
    ORATOR
    ??[/quote]


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  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    What have you for 2D
    ORATOR
    ??
    [/QUOTE]

    2d
    ORATED


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    No wait: 12a -
    SEVENTIES


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    14d -
    FOXHOUNDS

    I don't get 18d (
    HCL
    )!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    24d -
    PRIEST

    26d -
    SEXTET


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    So I'm only missing 9a, 13a, 30a, 6d and 16d

    A could guess that 30 is
    DRESSY?
    And maybe 16 starts with
    PAST - no future?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭bothyhead


    I don't get 18d XXX !!
    Nice one! I was stuck with this one, but your answer makes perfect sense.
    HCL = Hydrochloric Acid (a CID)


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    I don't think there will ever come the day when I don't get the answer before understanding why it's right and feel like Crozier has gotten the better of me again!


  • Registered Users Posts: 166 ✭✭stepinnman


    Spike440 wrote: »
    So I'm only missing 9a, 13a, 30a, 6d and 16d

    A could guess that 30 is
    DRESSY?
    And maybe 16 starts with
    PAST - no future?


    I think I can only help you out with 30 a. and even at that i'm not too sure -
    Dressy


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    1a -
    BUBBLE
    9a -
    HAVING
    12a -
    LILAC
    13a -
    NERVELESS
    15a -
    HAT
    16a -
    ENEMA
    22a -
    SKETCH

    1d -
    BY HALVES
    2d -
    BIVALVES
    3d -
    LONG CHALK
    5d -
    ENTER
    14d -
    VIM
    30d -
    EVENT


  • Registered Users Posts: 166 ✭✭stepinnman


    25d -
    impair


  • Registered Users Posts: 166 ✭✭stepinnman


    28 a -
    Muskateer "must get here"!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    6d -
    AMPLE
    8d -
    DIGEST
    11d -
    INTACT
    18d -
    OTHERS
    23d -
    EAT

    4a -
    DECANTED
    17a -
    ATOMIC
    24a -
    TENSE
    ??
    27a -
    EVE
    34a -
    RESPECTS

    32a -
    AVERAGES
    ??

    19d -
    INTER _ _ _ _ - inter > bury > berry
    Maybe
    INTERRUPT - fire > erupt?


  • Registered Users Posts: 166 ✭✭stepinnman


    32 a
    anenomes


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    ...making 29d -
    ABOVE

    and 26d -
    ISLETS


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    Here are three that don't seem quite right but I can't think of anything else:

    31a -
    RAPID
    10a -
    STOPPING / STEPPING
    7d -
    TOILET

    20d -
    anagram of CANTBEEG ?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭bothyhead


    Thankfully it's not like yesterdays!

    1a
    captali(zs)e
    6a
    talc
    15a
    schools
    27a
    untangled
    28a
    occur

    1d
    call
    7d
    angel
    16d
    ornament
    23d
    satan


  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭bothyhead


    Did anyone figure out how toilet = doing one's hair yet?


  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭bothyhead


    22a might be
    epsom as in epsom salts


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    bothyhead wrote: »
    Did anyone figure out how toilet = doing one's hair yet?

    No idea. I got it from the cryptic part : Renting about one = To Let + I.


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    1a -
    CAPITALISE
    10a -
    LATER
    11a -
    GOOD SIGHT
    12a -
    PRESENTS
    13a -
    ALLAH
    17a -
    SCIATIC
    21a -
    TOMFOOL

    2d -
    PETERSHAM
    3d -
    TERMS
    4d -
    LEGENDS
    5d -
    SPOUSES
    8d -
    CATCH A COLD
    9d -
    ESCAPISM
    18d (Clue of the day IMO) -
    TOOTHACHE


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    14d
    ESTATE something

    19a -
    ALMONRY / ALMONER


  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭bothyhead


    18d (Clue of the day IMO)

    Yeah, I've just got it now. It's very good wordplay.

    Though, I'm still chuckling at a clue that came up about a month ago:

    "Mine's a guinness, so I'll bring it in" = importer


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    Very good.


  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭bothyhead


    Regarding the toilet clue. I was poking around and came up with this:

    Toilet (noun): the act of dressing and preparing yourself; "he made his morning toilet and went to breakfast"

    Must check it up in Chambers tonight.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    14d -
    ESTATE DUTY
    20d -
    RATTLES
    21d -
    TREADLE
    25d -
    IRONS
    26d -
    TROT

    24a -
    THE RIGHT
    29a -
    YANK
    30a -
    ASSESSMENT

    And we're done. That was quick today. What am I supposed to do for the afternoon?


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