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Cryptic Crossword I

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so sorry changing my guesses but as am filling more spaces the incorrect answers just have to be rethought

Spew

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5a - row - clinton

10a - shoot - TL (tiger_lily111)

14a - present - TL

18a - razor - clinton

1d - iris - TL

grow

Also, is the clue for 7 down intentionally left out?

edited because I forgot to say how awesome it is that PG made a whole cryptic for us to solve :)

lily

trail

rare

tangle

Hey DD - All correct, except your comment. My mistake re 7D. Shoot! Going to respond to rsn then post an update with the omitted clue for 7.

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Half

thank god I did not miss this one

a great one again PG :thumbsup:

not that. and thanks so much. am glad you made it, too.

Slip

nope

Tender this i'm sure off

:D

you're surely correct.

Rent

not it

wheeze

still no

so sorry changing my guesses but as am filling more spaces the incorrect answers just have to be rethought

Spew

no problem, understand completely. not that for 12A but see below.

Seep

Sorry :(

Rose

spot on for both

Erne

Day

irrupted

irrupted

poor

19A above is correct

eager

no go for this one tho.

Well done, rsn.

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a few more guesses...

eeler

erie

iii

ramp

...and another question. Should there be a word at 22 down?

Duuuude, right on all accounts, save for your question - no 22D,

line and weel

sorry clinton, not those

cash....???

Hey EDM - nope but good to see ya, been pondering your latest.

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pickaxes?

Edit: After failing multiple times, jippiidan comes back to finish the crossword puzzle :D

Edited by jippiidan

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pickaxes?

Edit: After failing multiple times, jippiidan comes back to finish the crossword puzzle :D

Spot on jippiidan - told you it would come - well done!

crypticcrosswordcomplet.jpg

ACROSS

1. Pissed about a semi flush. (8) -

- Pissed = irate, semi (truck) = rig, about indicates irate outside of rig = irrigate = flush

5. Whisper or a shouting match. (3) -

- Whisper indicates verbal/phonetic of or = oar = row = shouting match

7. Fall off track. (5) -

- Fall off = trail = track

10. Fire off a mild exclamation. (5) -

- Fire off = shoot = mild expclamation

12. Leaks coming and going. (4) -

- leaks coming (forward) = seep, leaks = pees "going" (reversed) = seep

13. Fit for you and me to split fifty/fifty. (4) -

- Fit = well and you and me = we + LL (fifty/fifty in Roman Numerals)

14. Attending for now. (7) -

- Attending = present = now

18. A keen edge is apparent. (5) -

- A keen edge = razor and apparent or a parent or raiser = razor

19. The Sun’s beginning and end. (3) -

- the Sun's beginning = day and ending as in Sunday

22. Three ordered “on the rocks.” (3) -

- on the rocks = ice and ordered (with the quotes) indicates the phonetic or I's and three = III

23. A hungry chimp nor active fisherman can hardly contain it. (5) -

- a hungry chimp is peeler, active fisherman is reeler, and hardly contained leaves eeler plus those buggers are slippery/hard to handle

24. Happily decapitated a bull for a garden variety deterrent. (8) -
http://brainden.com/forum/index.php?/topic/11702-spring-into-action/page__view__findpost__p__226616

- happily = merry + a bull = toro; decapitated = oro = gold and marigold is planted in vegatable gardens to ward off insects

26. Digs choice chops. (8) -
http://brainden.com/forum/index.php?/topic/11702-spring-into-action/page__view__findpost__p__226730

- choice = pick + chops = axes and pickaxes = digs

DOWN

1. Eye coloring taxer. (4) -
http://brainden.com/forum/index.php?/topic/11702-spring-into-action/page__view__findpost__p__226496

- eye coloring = iris or taxer = IRS colored with eye or i = iris

2. She cried through the tears, “They’re abloom.” (4) -

- cried indicates phonetic of tears = tiers = rows = rose which is a bloom

3. To get bigger it initially got really over wrought. (4) -
http://brainden.com/forum/index.php?/topic/11702-spring-into-action/page__view__findpost__p__226514

- to get bigger = grow and initially indicates the first letters of the rest

4. Register before curtailed. (4) -

- register = till and before = until then curtailed = 'til or till

6. Shorter and more simply, too, out of breath. (8) -
http://brainden.com/forum/index.php?/topic/11702-spring-into-action/page__view__findpost__p__226616

- shorter = wee + more simply = easier so wheezier = too (more) out of breath

7. A healthy Earth vanquishes crude. (7) -

- a healthy Earth = topsoil = vanquishes or tops + crude or oil

8. Pure white when topless, Willy gets excited. (4) -

- pure white = lily and Willy topless = illy and gets excited indicates anagram

11. Another torn to pieces yet soft and gentle. (6) -
http://brainden.com/forum/index.php?/topic/11702-spring-into-action/page__view__findpost__p__226530

- another torn = rented and unsettled indicates anagram or soft and gentle = tender

15. Not often unsettled at the end. (4) -
http://brainden.com/forum/index.php?/topic/11702-spring-into-action/page__view__findpost__p__226518

- not often = rare; at the end = rear and unsettled indicates anagram of rear

16. Return to an Ireland lake. (4) -

- Ireland = Eire and return indicates Eire reversed = erie and lake Erie

17. Catch on the first time fishing. (6) -
http://brainden.com/forum/index.php?/topic/11702-spring-into-action/page__view__findpost__p__226518

- catch = tangle and the first of time = letter T + fishing = angle

20. Pens’ pens outside the pens. (5) -
http://brainden.com/forum/index.php?/topic/11702-spring-into-action/page__view__findpost__p__226603

- Pens (penitentiary) pen = yard = outside (a pets) pen

21. One inclined to upset a buggy. (4) -

- one inclined = ramp; buggy = pram and upset indicates anagram

25. Embrace French athletic figures. (2) -
http://brainden.com/forum/index.php?/topic/11702-spring-into-action/page__view__findpost__p__226730

- Embrace = hug; French = kiss so O X or athletic figures as in a playbook

Edited by plainglazed

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Well thanks to all who participated. Had a lot of fun and learned a bunch. May give it another go soon.

For sure, that was fun, -well done!!

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