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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by seaborgium » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:51 am

morbeedo wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:38 am
Drink at a sushi bar benefit (4)
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It can't be sake, right?
It has to be.
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sake pronounced sāk = benefit; sake pronounced sa-ke = drink at a sushi bar

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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by morbeedo » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:44 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:51 am
morbeedo wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:38 am
Drink at a sushi bar benefit (4)
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It can't be sake, right?
It has to be.
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sake pronounced sāk = benefit; sake pronounced sa-ke = drink at a sushi bar
Oh man. I get it now. But there's nothing in the clue telling you to look for heteronyms? Don't think I've seen one like this before

So then would Dad goes off (4) be
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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by Lefty » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:07 am

morbeedo wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:44 pm

Oh man. I get it now. But there's nothing in the clue telling you to look for heteronyms? Don't think I've seen one like this before

So then would Dad goes off (4) be
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Would be and is.
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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by Magna » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:34 am

Are you still working on the last one? If so, for 15 down, A Spanish gentleman is a handsome fellow, I have:
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A + don (Spanish gentleman) + is = Adonis
And, having solved that, 23 across is
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Tasmania = part of Australia
settled...upon return = tas ("sat," reversed)
("with" signalling that "tas" is placed next to the the second part of the clue)
great enthusiasm = mania

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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by morbeedo » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:38 am

Magna wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:34 am
Are you still working on the last one? If so, for 15 down, A Spanish gentleman is a handsome fellow, I have:
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A + don (Spanish gentleman) + is = Adonis
And, having solved that, 23 across is
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Tasmania = part of Australia
settled...upon return = tas ("sat," reversed)
("with" signalling that "tas" is placed next to the the second part of the clue)
great enthusiasm = mania
Last one is done. I will post the completed grid.

Still working on the WSJ directionless puzzle. Making progress but haven't placed anything in the grid yet
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Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Post by morbeedo » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:16 pm

Had to ask for help on these 2

Watch for a jet-setter carrying overdose contact list (7)
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ROLEX carrying OD = ROL(OD)EX
Curves behind large conifers (7)
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ARCHES behind L (large) = LARCHES ...never heard of it!
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