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Phoenix Magazine Christmas Crossword 2015

  • 24-12-2015 11:29am
    Registered Users Posts: 363 ✭✭ vinpaul

    Have some to finish once again. All help appreciated.

    48 ac: “Give short reply to question about the city” (6) A???N?

    59ac: “Constant occupancy of top for fat type” (5) L?T??

    65ac: “How appropriate, during cut, to keep it relatively small in the IT department” (6) ?A????

    71ac: “What’s so valuable about this business is the fact that it has developed so quickly” (10) ?R???C????

    36dn: “Her support for party of bushmen in America is largely underground” (6) ?O???R

    55dn: “Young Rose has a persistently annoying follower in the city” (8) N???????

    60dn: “Run through what the devil is left after the beer runs out” (3) ???

    67dn: “Remove Washington’s chopper from chest, by god! With a hammer? (4)????

    69dn: “ Being really cool, trainee takes month off from the beginning,(3) ???


  • Registered Users Posts: 58,939 ✭✭✭✭ namenotavailablE

    71ac: Precocious
    69dn: Ice (Novice, without Nov)
    60dn: Ale (imp [devil]+ale] EDIT:Actually probably should be 'Imp' instead

    67dn: Thor (Thorax= chest; Thor (hammer wielding god)+ ax [chopper, removed]) Don't really get the Washington reference though :)

  • Registered Users Posts: 58,939 ✭✭✭✭ namenotavailablE

    48 ac: Athens
    59 ac: This must be 'lipid'. Pi is the constant and is within 'Lid' (a top). Lipid is a fat. It means that the 'T' you have inserted is incorrect.
    65 ac: Laptop ('apt', appropriate, is within 'lop', a cut)
    36dn: Think it's gopher (Gopher, Grand old party, President Bush Snr + Jnr supported by ' her'. A gopher is a burrowing animal)

  • Registered Users Posts: 58,939 ✭✭✭✭ namenotavailablE

    55 down has to be 'Budapest' :) The 'N' is wrong!

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,921 ✭✭✭ vektarman

    Stuck on a few if anyone can help please.
    12 across, The final 50% of most oligarch's capital is lower. ??w (3).

    31 across, Three couples from Rome go off the pill to have better sex in India. a?r? (4).

    32 across, A student is prone to have such friends. ?l?i?s (6).

    66 down, Remove treetop and vault. a?c?. (4).

  • Registered Users Posts: 58,939 ✭✭✭✭ namenotavailablE

    12 ac: Cow (Moscow, a capital. Cows 'low'. Taking 50% off Moscow leaves you with 'cow')
    31 ac: Agra (Vi [= 3 Roman couples] taken off Viagra leaves Agra, a city in India]
    32 ac: Looks like 'allies' but can't quite see it-> lies = lying down, to be prone. Not seeing how 'Al' refers to a student, however. EDIT: Now I see it- L-plate is for a learner driver! A L = a student :)
    66 dn: Arch (Larch, a tree, with the top-letter removed)

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