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"Where The Devil is Satan?" (Cryptic Mini #000000079)

· By bob weisz · Published 2024-02-15T12:00:01.633Z

Constructor's Note
a real tough one this week!
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  • bob weisz constructor · 2024-02-15T12:00:01.633Z

    Solutions:


    1A: def: "root". wordplay: TURN ("change vector") + reversal ("inverse") of PI
    5A: reverse letter bank ("every bit of") of CREAM CHEESE. &lit
    6A: def: "being debated". wordplay: A + TISSUE ("kind of paper")
    8A: def: "anger". wordplay: NICENES(s) with the final letter removed ("endlessly") then anagrammed ("at odds")
    10A: def: homophone ("verbal") of AYE LET ("senate vote" + "allowed")

    1D: def: "where the devil is?" 😁. wordplay: anagram ("pissed") of SATAN I AM
    2D: def: "a cry at the game". wordplay: Hidden Answer in "oveR A Hundred" (i.e. those words "have" the answer)
    3D: def: "objects". wordplay: first letters ("originating") of "In The Earth Moon System" (i.e. the answer's letters originate those five words)
    4D: def: "extremely terse". wordplay: a cheeky second definition: "companion event to RomanoCon?" 😋
    7D: def: "in need of cortisone cream". wordplay: anagram ("windy", as in winding) of CITY and H ("hospital")
    9D: def: "group of Titans?" (as in the team from TN). wordplay: Hidden Answer ("enthalls") in "goldeN FLeece"
    • JSP 🤓2:40 · 2024-02-15T13:20:37.516Z
      Bravo! 1D and 7D are ridiculously clever. I was very pleased to solve those. I'd also like to praise 3D and 4D... Wait actually the whole puzzle was just a delight :) thanks Bob!
      • bob weisz constructor · 2024-02-15T18:58:34.436Z
        Why thank you, kind solver! It's one of my fave puzzles I've ever made :)
      • kieranjboyd 🤓3:47 · 2024-02-15T20:21:01.372Z
        Excellent surfaces as always
        • Oliver Hardy 5:14 · 2024-02-16T16:13:42.227Z
          Many thanks! I didn't find it tough, I found it almost impenetrable. Sorry, but not my type of puzzle - far too clever for me.
          • Polyagonist 🤓16:44 · 2024-02-16T17:14:27.587Z
            Loved it!
            1A
            Change vector with inverse of pi's root (6)
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            8
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            10
            Across
            1. 1A
              Change vector with inverse of pi's root (6)
            2. 5A
              Every bit of cream cheese! (7)
            3. 6A
              A kind of paper being debated (2,5)
            4. 8A
              Anger and niceness endlessly at odds (7)
            5. 10A
              Verbal senate vote allowed for loophole (6)
            Down
            1. 1D
              Where the devil is Satan? I am pissed! (8)
            2. 2D
              Over a hundred have a cry during the game (3)
            3. 3D
              Objects originating in the Earth-Moon system (5)
            4. 4D
              Extremely terse companion to RomanoCon? (8)
            5. 7D
              Windy City hospital is in need of cortisone cream (5)
            6. 9D
              Golden fleece enthralls group of Titans? (3)
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