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5 down is "disenfranchised"
UN H ITCH
eg foreign. Maybe the H is just for the first letter of husband.
husband = h
13 across - result ?
(I'm shit at these)
where does 'left over' and 'hospital department' come in?
ENT could be ear, nose and throat.
PORT? Ah, is that left, as in port and starboard?
I started out having no idea, then worked it out and thought I might as well hit post reply.
Bus is arriving at work now though, so that's it from me.
what about 'nothing less'?
It's an anagram. "Distressed souls a home" = anagram of "souls a home", then the "nothing less" = "0 less" = "o less", i.e. take one of the o's out of the anagram. Job done.
18 down: venture?
The man = he
He + raged terribly = anagram of "he raged"
Eating a = you stick an "a" inside your anagram of "he raged"
Which gives you..."headgear"
it's hard enough working them out when you know the fucking answers
k i reckon entrusted is the "simple" clue
any chance that "eastern" means "end of the words"?
bend an ear
could also be OST apparently, German.
maybe envoy is like N V or something. think my synonyms for theologian are probably a bit lacking. maybe it's a name of a position in some church or other
In cryptic crosswords, "theologian" usually represents the letters "dd" (Doctor of Divinity). Not sure if that's what they're getting at in this clue but it usually is.
In fact I've just worked it out, and yes it is :)
yeah i had no idea about that, as a cryptic cliche or as a qualification
d _ _ _ _ _ _ _ d
right is it delegated?
envoys and delegates are similar
eastern delegate = elegate
elegate entertained by dd
d elegate d
if anyone wants a pop, lemme know how you did it x
Theologian = DD
Eastern = E
Envoy = LEGATE
dunno the word "legate"
TH...ED the daughter
WART obnoxious person?
9 across = mesmerised ?
spellbound = mesmerised
this person = ME + S(M)ERISED (desires ensnaring M for maiden?)
i thought the cryptic bit had something to do with Mosques but it's MOSES (religious leader) around QUITO (cap of Ecuador).
is 11a eighteen ?
I still don't get it, apart from even number = eighteen
the = E
point = TEE ??
associated = N ??
height with the dropped h = eight
een is like the e'en (which was a way of writing even in the old days)
Local = Resident
Leader = President, no leader ie P.
how people manage to do these in 30mins I'll never know
fuck sake just noticed you got that one in the OP
I was well chuffed with myself :D
school = train (verb)
de = Ed, backwards
Tra de in
which makes 27A = ardent
painters work = art
hung around study = den
24A = stud
22D = india
boss = stud
apprentices = STUDents
but I can't get the cryptic bit to fit with the "simple" bit ('welcome')
opportunity for trade = SALE
backwards looking union = UT (trade union?)
backward looking union UT - TU
think 21A is christ but can't really get why
right i reckon it's a synonym for confession
_ H _ I _ T
noun - any expected deliverer
a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
noun - the act of being shriven
noun - one who believes in the existence of a god or gods
of or relating to theism
noun - extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
any of numerous sun-loving low-growing evergreens of the genus Armeria having round heads of pink or white flowers
draw = outline
back = champion
(verb meanings in both cases)
outline = draw
champion = back
Earl's original = E
country = STATE
oh yeah :D
12A = estate
but don't get it
SUZE = Zeus anagram
RAIN = bad weather
Suzerain is a kind of lord I think
so, just need 10A, 21A and 8D then?
CHASTE for Virgin
N for name?
free from faults?
I didn't even know this meant confession.
Change = SHIFT?
Sinner = I
had no idea it meant confession, even after posting a definition above
No, I googled shrift and there it was.
confession, especially to a priest.
oh no I get it, sinner ultimately = R
G _ A _
might explain the A.
English poet best known for his elegy written in a country churchyard (1716-1771)
it must be the name of a poet
we still don't have 10A !!
you can gray things with a pencil e.g. grayscale??
You can sort yourself out.
come on I really wanted to do this before I get lunch and I'm fucking starving now
good, i've just read on your link, can be used to mean "a", as in an a grade
good with pencil, artist
G for Good
RAY - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pencil_(optics)
G + ray:
le + tournoi?
It fits, but probably isn't right.
That any good to you?
Good work, team!
Cryptic crossword wankers!
and those adept at wanky things are wankers.
Basically Im just well jell
we should do this every week
Live! Drunk! A neat sheep, I hear, is running DiS (4,4)
Endless saviour to save (5,6)
mammal runs away after insect (8)
save = budget
dubious hero or strange dictators elf? (5,7)
sneaky creek ruined by noisome bends (11)
ended up leaving out part of the clue
work, but isnt great
nope, not getting it : /
(don't tell me though)
oh right, got it now
it's difficult to make up hard ones isn't it?
hopefully that's cos it's TRICKY and not WRONG
but i wanted it to make sense as a sentence
honestly no idea who this is
ineffective = to no avail
ark = noah
vale of glamorgan
then the second set of clues was
there's no point = to no avail
ooh just a little bit = gina g but with "no ah"
goodbye = vale (according to that link, not sure why)
I think I know who it is, I'm just trying to work out why
it's the notoriously bit I don't get
I guess I don't know it
article = the
violent = war
start of "notoriously" = n
the warn = bogman
I did have it but was somehow overthinking the explanation
this isn;t a DiSer, just one i saw elsewhere and want to get
I don't want to guess in case that ruins it for everyone else!
think I've got it though
yeah I'm struggling
use http://sphinx.mythic-beasts.com/~mark/random/indicators/ to get you the first three letters then see if it falls into place.
is this the same as alcxxk's one ^up there
yaas got it
are we allowed to say?
I'm claiming this one from japes as he didn't give his answer
you share the glory.
that;s not a real user is it?
i did think pawn at one point but didn't connect it to porn.
I think it's a slightly different sound, ever so subtly. Mabye that's why. Damn you budget and your slightly ineffective homonym.
to produce a cheerful countenance (5,6,7)
who's got a name made up of five words?
Cook Lisa, don't swallow the sidewalk song (5,4,2,1,4)
Sidewalk Song and I was convinced it was linked.
Pavement didn't occur to me.
didn't know about that song, I wouldn't have got this one as I didn't know it was a Pavement reference until I looked it up so I wasn't sure how obscure it was...
(3, 4, 9)
that was the answer to your question
I was thinking of icing as 'cake makeup'
is there yeast in cakes?
Yeast cakes are the oldest and are very similar to yeast breads. Such cakes are often very traditional in form, and include such pastries as babka and stollen.
there's no point, ooh just a little bit, goodbye (4,4)
(i used this a bit: http://sphinx.mythic-beasts.com/~mark/random/indicators/ )
there's no point (with point being an E?)
don't care if everyone else is bored of this.
I'm in, Spanish is back (4)
Latest one...is the Spanish bit EL?
Have you worked out my
Gangster pull(s) hammer back (6)
I'd never have got the second version, but can see how it works.
there's no definition, it's all cryptic
It's a monster is the whole clue, right?
Referring either to a very big thing or an actual monster, I'm guessing.
so the whole thing is the cryptic clue.
what's the "no god" bit?
"Mount Vesuvius strikes, engulfing Naples, taking just seconds" (4)
maybe find another.
I can actually see this one, so it gets my vote
although it looks pretty difficult : /
God, the temptation to cheat is going to be hard to resist.
Let's give it a go.
a radical chemical or something. found this by accident. if they're all as hard as that, I'm fucked.
some husband buys 3,3,9
oh right, nm
this is fucking brick saps
bum boy sunshades ?
soy bed subhumans ?
don't think it is an anagram
You play sax right?
don't know any actual words
Will i ever think before I post?
Let's hope not.
and it makes NO SENSE (well, about 4% sense)
good luck guys
something to do with 'etoile' maybe
It's BARB, which is a fish, check.
And BAR is like a pub, check.
But what does the rest of the clue mean?
B is 2nd in alphabet?
if it hurts your eyes to read that, unlucky. go buy the paper you plebs.
that's the first one I got too :D
is obviously an anagram of 'see our way' meaning 'ignore that'
'as you were'
I had 'we you arse'
21A is liege.
which was an answer in today's Telegraph also. WHich is interesting.
(plays) (a) (fe)
in rugby and was obsessed with it being something to do with a fly half.
and PREMIERSHIP for top class rugby
but what does "power not right" mean?
SHIRT, take away RT (right), add P for power. You have ship. Bit clumsy that as it says "shirt's".
18A is driving me mental
not sure where to start.
Who has inclination to follow what's formerly on letter? (11).
We have some letters, but they are vowels:
- - I - - - E - - - -
I reckon it is a super clever clever one
starts with a P
as in a stamp collector.
I can't see us finishing this today :(
how did you get that??
Somewhere primarily = s
certain article = the
glass = lens
St Helens is famous for glassmaking.
fucking hell. well done.
st helens only makes me think of the volcano.
24A I'm sure is demarche but I can't work out the whole thing
diplomatic initiative = fine
around a river = DEE
fixing border = march? - don't get that bit
never heard it before, had to look it up
and am only missing 4 answers from today. All in my hour lunchbreak both days. Go me.