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Loplop Cryptic #002 [11×]

· By George Ho · Published 9 months ago

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  • George Ho constructor · 9 months ago
    In case you're still confused, here are the solutions and annotations: https://www.georgeho.org/crosswords/loplop-002-solutions.pdf
    • OddBear 🤓24:43 · 9 months ago
      Tricky, but fun!
      • George Ho constructor · 9 months ago
        I’m glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for solving!
      • quatrevingtneuf 10:46 · 9 months ago
        great def on 20A
        20A ESCALATORNon-stop flight lost a race, unfortunately (9)
        👍🏼
        • George Ho constructor · 9 months ago
          Thank you!
        • jasonwestley 🤓7:46 · 9 months ago
          Great puzzle! I agree with quatrevingtneuf on 20A
          20A ESCALATORNon-stop flight lost a race, unfortunately (9)
          . That was a really nice straight.
          • George Ho constructor · 9 months ago
            Thanks, and thanks for solving!
          • nice!!
            • Aaron Riccio 🤓4:55 · 9 months ago
              Agreed with everyone else about 20A
              20A ESCALATORNon-stop flight lost a race, unfortunately (9)
              , also liked the timeliness of 13D
              13D USERAmerican heartless entrepreneur makes a name on Twitter? (4)
              .
              • George Ho constructor · 9 months ago
                Thank you! I was tickled with joy when I perfected the surface for that clue
              • n0hk 🤓6:16 · 7 months ago
                Nice grid, 20A
                20A ESCALATORNon-stop flight lost a race, unfortunately (9)
                's a real gem.
                1AServiceman rereading novel (9)
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                Across
                1. 1A
                  Serviceman rereading novel (9)
                2. 7A
                  Language requirement of Purdue (4)
                3. 8A
                  Majestic month (6)
                4. 9A
                  Greeting with a look and laugh (5)
                5. 10A
                  Outlaw very loud Canadian national park (5)
                6. 12A
                  Heard musical notes by docks (5)
                7. 14A
                  A door of stone (5)
                8. 17A
                  Leg, maybe, starting to move smoldering coal (6)
                9. 19A
                  Right inside, purchase plant (4)
                10. 20A
                  Non-stop flight lost a race, unfortunately (9)
                Down
                1. 2D
                  Bucolic river near part of Russia (5)
                2. 3D
                  "Never drink", some say. "It's indecent" (7)
                3. 4D
                  Bargain is perfect, needing no introduction (4)
                4. 5D
                  Incite, for example, end of king (3)
                5. 6D
                  Expression of disbelief at past life, essentially (2,2)
                6. 11D
                  Incorrect lab gear for middle school class (7)
                7. 13D
                  American heartless entrepreneur makes a name on Twitter? (4)
                8. 15D
                  Trunk has twisted roots (5)
                9. 16D
                  Nothing odd with Game Freak backing region (4)
                10. 18D
                  Vehicle not fully occupied (3)
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