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Irish Times Crossword (Crosaire)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭bothyhead


    I really only get a chance to glance at it from time to time during the day; after work is when I have a serious look at it. Also, I'm a novice at this (two months or so) so please keep the answers coming - they're a big help for those brain-dead moments. Thanks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    bothyhead wrote: »
    I really only get a chance to glance at it from time to time during the day; after work is when I have a serious look at it. Also, I'm a novice at this (two months or so) so please keep the answers coming - they're a big help for those brain-dead moments. Thanks.

    If my employer saw fit to give me any work I'd be in the same position.

    I've only been doing it for the past few months too. When you click into his way of thinking answers come quite naturally. Although the simplex perplexes me now.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 27,176 CMod ✭✭✭✭spurious


    The great thing about 'Crosaire' is when you understand how his clues work, you can be sure that your right answer is right.
    Simplex confuses me too because there are occasions where there can be more than one 'right' answer - you then have to rely on letters from other answers to check which right answer is really right.


  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭bothyhead


    spurious wrote: »
    The great thing about 'Crosaire' is when you understand how his clues work, you can be sure that your right answer is right.

    Yeah, just like yesterday's toilet clue. The answer was obvious from the cryptic part, even if the definition was obscure.


  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭bothyhead


    Spike440 wrote: »
    And we're done. That was quick today. What am I supposed to do for the afternoon?

    Here Spike, try this

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/2bfc1ac4-5213-11dd-a97c-000077b07658.html

    (although it prints out horribly)

    This blog has the answers as well http://fifteensquared.net/


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  • Registered Users Posts: 166 ✭✭stepinnman


    I've only had a chance to glimpse at it today but looks like it could be tricky -

    2d -
    Around
    12a -
    Intern
    13d -
    Ruse
    29d -
    Fiance


  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭bothyhead


    And I haven't much more:

    14a
    amen

    5d
    in state
    11d
    resin


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    15a -
    AUDIT

    5d -
    IN STATE

    It does look tricky today.


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    26a -
    MUSIC
    33a -
    ONE BY ONE
    34a -
    ELEVEN

    28d -
    CANYON


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    22d -
    OTIC

    31a -
    ACACIA


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  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭bothyhead


    21a
    another
    ?
    26a
    optic
    32a
    ardour

    8d
    embrasure
    22d
    otic


  • Registered Users Posts: 166 ✭✭stepinnman


    It's a bit too hot for me to handle today although I think

    17d
    used towel
    which makes sense in a very literal way at least


  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭bothyhead


    I think this will by my last post tonight - I'm getting bleary-eyed

    9a
    paynim (a heathen)
    10a
    comedies
    16a
    starts

    6d
    savants ... one like wise
    8d
    embrasure (a narrow window in a castle for firing arrows through)


  • Registered Users Posts: 166 ✭✭stepinnman


    4d.
    Cyclist
    11a.
    Listless
    15a.
    Oath
    18d.
    Original
    29a.
    six sides


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 111 ✭✭SilverHeron


    4D
    LEGENDS???

    13608?

    right crossword, wrong day!


  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭bothyhead


    I managed a quick look at some of the across clues:

    9a
    amours
    10a
    honour
    12a
    ferret
    27a
    permit
    31a
    tavern

    and perhaps

    13a
    saturday
    19a
    erasure


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    3d -
    SHERATON
    5d -
    BASSET
    6d -
    ROLLER
    7d -
    FRESH AIR
    14d -
    AHEM
    16d -
    AGED
    20d -
    RAPACITY
    21d -
    SERRATED
    23d -
    MESSAGE
    26d -
    IODINE

    22a -
    EMMA
    24a -
    FIRESIDE
    32a -
    GATHERED


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 111 ✭✭SilverHeron


    12A
    FERRET
    24A
    FIRESIDE
    25D
    EASTER
    27A
    PERMIT
    31A
    TAVERN
    29A
    SIXSIDES
    8A
    DRAUGHTY
    1D
    STEREO doesn't fit but it's a record 'music' anagram of trees & nothing 'o' ?!?


  • Registered Users Posts: 166 ✭✭stepinnman


    17a.
    tooting


  • Registered Users Posts: 166 ✭✭stepinnman


    2d.
    Autocrat


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  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    8a -
    DROUGHTY or DRAUGHTY
    I think it's the second but I also think this might be a rare mistake and that he has confused the spelling.

    1d -
    GROOVE

    28d -
    ISRAEL


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    The last one today is
    CHAIRS
    .

    I can't remember the number. Thinking it's 24 across. It came to me on the bus.


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    9a -
    REHASH
    20a -
    ASSUAGE

    3d -
    NOTICE
    4d -
    REACTS
    26d -
    INTERN


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 111 ✭✭SilverHeron


    I had 7D as
    CATAMARAN
    27A
    BRASSBAND??
    26D
    I had ENTOMB??


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    Yes I edited my post to hide my error but now you've reproduced it for all to see. Ah well


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 111 ✭✭SilverHeron


    25D
    ABROAD
    17D
    OHM
    17A
    OFF
    18D
    FAN
    2D
    TENDER
    11A
    ESCAPE


  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭bothyhead


    Not having much joy with this one

    1a
    st andrews
    12a
    beech tree
    13a
    please
    2d
    tender
    7d
    catamaran


  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭bothyhead


    29a
    semitones


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    21a -
    MEN
    31a -
    ASCENDING

    6d -
    SENSELESS
    8d -
    THE ELEVEN
    22d -
    EARLESS
    24d -
    ASSIZE


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  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    5d -
    WHEREOF - It's an anagram

    10a -
    INITIATED


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