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Cryptic Crossword II

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rancor

Even...displays(take the even letters)-> a ReAl NiCe OgRe

rancor=bitterness

first chair

[plays] -> indicatates anagram

fairchrist -> rearranged to -> first chair

a virtuoso = first chair

Well hello DD, fancy seeing you here. Right and right, of course. I like the addition of the explanations (but not necessary). Just noticed I kinda messed up the word count on that 2D but it didn't seem to bother you.

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Well hello DD, fancy seeing you here. Right and right, of course. I like the addition of the explanations (but not necessary). Just noticed I kinda messed up the word count on that 2D but it didn't seem to bother you.

Really nice to see you made another one of these. I thought I'd add explanations so the people that have never done cryptic crosswords could see how they work and hopefully jump in. I'm going to work this one offline today so that it gets wider exposure and hopefully lots of participation. I know how hard these are to build from scratch and I have to say that this one is shaping up to be even better than your last one :)

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vibrate

to contend = vie

[handling] indicates that the previous word will contain the next word

unruly child = brat

[vie] handling [brat] -> vibrate

go back and forth = vibrate

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Awry

Nothing is more refreshing than working on your puzzles .. this one is tougher though .. :unsure:

will work on it and get back :)

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Been looking at this all morning..jeez it's a toughie!

Across...

3 Lope?

6.Seizure?

9.Insights?

16. Player?

Down..

3. Lungs?

4.Orchestras?

7. Ernest?

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Really nice to see you made another one of these. I thought I'd add explanations so the people that have never done cryptic crosswords could see how they work and hopefully jump in. I'm going to work this one offline today so that it gets wider exposure and hopefully lots of participation. I know how hard these are to build from scratch and I have to say that this one is shaping up to be even better than your last one :)

Thanks DD, learned alot about setting these from that first one. Started with a symmetrical grid this time and worked filling it from long words to short. Much better. The real trick though is to not make the clues too obscure (which is easy to do) and yet still challanging.

vibrate

to contend = vie

[handling] indicates that the previous word will contain the next word

unruly child = brat

[vie] handling [brat] -> vibrate

go back and forth = vibrate

Correct, sir. Am thinking you may have worked some other clues as well. Thanks for the bump and answer, of course.

Awry

Nothing is more refreshing than working on your puzzles .. this one is tougher though .. :unsure:

will work on it and get back :)

Thanks so much, rsn. May have to get back into the wai game soon but have enjoyed these. Am afraid I must say no to you response tho. See ya soon, I hope.

Been looking at this all morning..jeez it's a toughie!

Across...

3 Lope?

6.Seizure?

9.Insights?

16. Player?

Down..

3. Lungs?

4.Orchestras?

7. Ernest?

Hey Wilson - Agree, this one's a little harder but hopefully not overly so. Correct on all the above. Well done.

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Been a while but...

fete = party feet (off-anagram)

errs = false pretenses (double definition) - and homophone/double entendre as in airs (pretenses) false

hey hm - long time...great to see you here. both are correct above. added a little to your 5D response.

user = junkie (starts - undergoing serious emergency rehab)

right again! headed over to check yours out. will copy and sneak peaks at offline as I must go out for a bit. cheers.

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spry = in good shape (agent - spy containing end of cover)

Isis = a fertile god (is twice)

right and right

Can I have a P please Bob?

Apes?

third door on the left. oh, right, right on!

Athletic?

Took me a while to see the hole and put it in the attic.

yeah, sorry about that one. pretty far fetched. figured it would need those around it solved for help and even then didn't know if the clue would be figured out. well done and thanks for the bail out.

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THEIST = one who's assured of God.

I get part about HE IS with "noisy kids " about it.

I don't get how they are two "T's".

FLYBY = is this one the double definition that I was looking for?

fly by (Time flies by) and a flyby is a buzz.

Great puzzle by the way. :thumbsup:

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12D.They're crosses to bear for the warlord commands church ends

Arches?

Here are my workings, think I've missed the keystone though.

They're = ar

They're (crosses) = a

crosses to bear = RC

warlord = Che

commands church =arch(diocese )

ends = es

These are sharp puzzles, hope you have more in the pipeline.

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THEIST = one who's assured of God.

I get part about HE IS with "noisy kids " about it.

I don't get how they are two "T's".

yep,

noisy indicates a phonetic clue - kids (should have been singular, oops) = tease = Ts.

FLYBY = is this one the double definition that I was looking for?

fly by (Time flies by) and a flyby is a buzz.

Great puzzle by the way. :thumbsup:

yes, affirmitive that is right, correct. and thanks for the compliment.

12D.They're crosses to bear for the warlord commands church ends

Arches?

Here are my workings, think I've missed the keystone though.

They're = ar

They're (crosses) = a

crosses to bear = RC

warlord = Che

commands church =arch(diocese )

ends = es

These are sharp puzzles, hope you have more in the pipeline.

Yes, that's it Wilson.

warlord was meant to be Greek god of war Ares commanding church ends and crosses to bear is a cryptic definition.

EDIT: Only one (down and across) left.

Edited by plainglazed

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OSSIFY - meaning to get hard like a bone - gross if your - holding it (container clue)

:duh::lol:

With the "O" from OSSIFY this has to be OAFS = buffoons

I can't get the clue part. Unless...

sedan = sofa? wrecklessly driven (anagrammed):ph34r: That was fun PG.

Edited by hugemonkey

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Yes, indeed hm, exactly right. And that wraps it up.

Across

1. A sedan wrecklessly driven by buffoons. (4)

A sedan = sofa anagrammed (indicated by wrecklessly driven) ==> oafs = buffoons

3. Run away with topless pole dancer. (4)

Run away with = elope - topless ==> lope = anagram (indicated by dancer) of pole

6. Sees you're screaming and fit to be tied. (7)

screaming indicates phoenetic "sees you're" = seizure = fit (to be tied - cryptically)

8. Even a real nice ogre displays bitterness. (6)

Even letters of "a real nice ogre" display rancor = bitterness

9. Takes aim at perceptions. (8)

takes aim at ==> in sights or insights = perceptions

11. Party your feet off. (4)

party = fete = feet anagrammed (indicated by off)

14. The junkie starts undergoing serious emergency rehab. (4)

The junkie = user ==> starting letters of "undergoing serious emergency rehab"

15. Coordinated a hole in one within lofty environs. (8)

Coordinated = athletic ==> hole in one or hole in hole so hle within attic (lofty environs)

16. The musician is a master manipulator. (6)

The musician ==> player and playah = master manipulator

17. Go back and forth to contend handling unruly child. (7)

Go back and forth = vibrate and vie (contend) handling brat (unruly child)

18. Agent takes cover, ending in good shape. (4)

Agent = spy takes r (ending letter of cover) = spry = in good shape

19. Is twice as fertile, God. (4)

Is twice = is is and Isis (Egyptian goddess of fertility)

Down

1. Get hard like a bone and gross if you're holding it. (6)

Get hard like a bone = ossify and gross if you're (holding it)

2. A virtuoso plays fair? Christ! (10)

A virtuoso ==> first chair = fair Christ anagrammed (indicated by plays)

3. Strong pipes for an organ. (5)

Strong pipes = lungs = organ

4. Other crass deviants score together. (10)

other crass anagrammed (indicated by deviants) = orchestras <== score together

5. False pretenses. (4)

pretenses = airs or (errs) from false and false pretenses ==> errs

7. Papa sounds serious. (6)

Papa aka Ernest Hemingway and serious = earnest and sounds indicates phonetic so ernest

10. With noisy kids about, he is one who's assured of god. (6)

noisy indicates phonetic of kids = tease so TT about he is ==> t he is t = theist = one who's assured of god.

12. They're crosses to bear for the warlord commands church ends. (6)

They're crosses (to bear - cryptically) = arches and warlord ==> Greek god of war Ares commands ch (church ends) ==> arches

13. Fast times seemingly abuzz. (5)

Fast time seemingly ==> flyby = buzz

15. Clones unusual legumes. (4)

Clones as in copies ==> apes and anagrammed (indicated by unusual) peas (legumes)

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