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Loplop Cryptic #013 [15×]

· By George Ho · Published 4 months ago

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  • George Ho constructor · 4 months ago
    In case you're still confused, here are the solutions and annotations: https://www.georgeho.org/crosswords/loplop-013-solutions.pdf
    • kieranjboyd 🤓7:11 · 4 months ago
      "How you see this crossword, unambiguously"? I see it as a success!
      I'm not usually a fan of British-style cryptics, but this was fun. Some nice clues in there, especially 3D
      3D ELLIPTICALI'll place it round and round (10)
      and 6D
      6D FSTOPSAfter football season starts, shirts and jerseys showing some numbers to focus on? (1-5)
      . Great discoveries with the double charades in RECALLED
      8A RECALLEDTwo computer manufacturers turned around and requested merchandise's return (8)
      and REVAMP
      1D REVAMPDial up the energy once and again for rejuvenation (6)
      !
      • George Ho constructor · 4 months ago
        Thanks for solving! I’m glad you enjoyed it :)
      • Jon 8s · 3 months ago
        Very enjoyable solve. Stuck with it for a few days but still missed 1D
        1D REVAMPDial up the energy once and again for rejuvenation (6)
        , 10A
        10A BASKBishop to pose and repose (4)
        (I tried to squeeze "rook" in there and with the o as the second letter, mistakenly entered "recoup", and 14A
        14A ISSUESDiscovered biological structures with problems (6)
        (clever misdirect with discovered). Thanks and keep them coming.
        • George Ho constructor · 3 months ago
          Wow, thank you for sticking with the puzzle for that long - I'm glad you enjoyed it!
        1DDial up the energy once and again for rejuvenation (6)
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        Across
        1. 8A
          Two computer manufacturers turned around and requested merchandise's return (8)
        2. 9A
          Enjoys terribly filling shellfish (6)
        3. 10A
          Bishop to pose and repose (4)
        4. 11A
          Absurd criminal trial on air (10)
        5. 12A
          Drunk pirate provided opening shot (8)
        6. 14A
          Discovered biological structures with problems (6)
        7. 15A
          How you see this crossword, unambiguously (2,5,3,5)
        8. 18A
          Constitutional separation's true origins are on written document (6)
        9. 20A
          Set a date for loan between two states (8)
        10. 22A
          Before going about mundane routine, taking on a bit of cardio and a lot of strength (5,5)
        11. 25A
          Darker nebula enthralling space type (4)
        12. 26A
          One smiling at beer drinking in the morning (6)
        13. 27A
          The reverend says not to bash as often — a monster's home (4,4)
        Down
        1. 1D
          Dial up the energy once and again for rejuvenation (6)
        2. 2D
          Lack mere cured fish (8)
        3. 3D
          I'll place it round and round (10)
        4. 4D
          Nothing odd from food court smell (4)
        5. 5D
          Piano's frequently poetic (4)
        6. 6D
          After football season starts, shirts and jerseys showing some numbers to focus on? (1-5)
        7. 7D
          Warning upset merchant about the Spanish (3,5)
        8. 13D
          Frantic to ditch note money (5)
        9. 14D
          Kind assistance from articulate, fashionable, boring fellows (10)
        10. 16D
          Officers who weren't born in March or April? (8)
        11. 17D
          Asian city to make alarming noise twice, after a change of heart (4,4)
        12. 19D
          Issue denial in an about-face, as expected (2,4)
        13. 21D
          Donkey carries tailless bird over (6)
        14. 23D
          Town squares can be pro-anarchy, principally (4)
        15. 24D
          Bank is concerned with marginal liquidity (4)
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