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Cardinal Sins #3

· By kieranjboyd · Published 10 days ago

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  • Mike D 🤓3:13 · 9 days ago
    I'm feeling dense but not getting the themers - can you explain how it works?
    • kieranjboyd constructor · 9 days ago
      Each themer used a different definition for "Cardinal", and describes their behaviour in a sinful way:
      • 6A
        6A CHURCHCardinal's place to marry multiple people?
        A Christian cardinal marries (performs a marriage ceremony for) multiple people in a CHURCH
        6A CHURCHCardinal's place to marry multiple people?
      • 11A
        11A ARIZONACardinal's place to take a chip shot from a pistol?
        A member of the ARIZONA
        11A ARIZONACardinal's place to take a chip shot from a pistol?
        Cardinals might take a chip shot (kick the ball accurately but with less force than normal) from a pistol (an attacking formation)
      • 21A
        21A STLOUISCardinal's place to hack a bomb?
        A member of the STLOUIS
        21A STLOUISCardinal's place to hack a bomb?
        Cardinals might hack (swing awkwardly to hit) a bomb (home run)
      • 25A
        25A CANVASCardinal's place to represent the devil?
        On a painting CANVAS
        25A CANVASCardinal's place to represent the devil?
        , the colour cardinal (a shade of red) might be used to depict the devil
      • 12D
        12D NESTCardinal's place to lay with an unwed male?
        A female cardinal bird lays eggs in a NEST
        12D NESTCardinal's place to lay with an unwed male?
        (with the help of their mate who has almost certainly never been married)
      Glad you were able to finish the crossword regardless!
      • Mike D 🤓3:13 · 9 days ago
        Thank you! Very cool
    • JeffsPuzzles 🤓3:09 · 8 days ago
      I had the same experience as Mike. I definitely enjoyed the solve but was scratching my head about the theme clues. The explanation is very helpful. Thanks!
      • Lobsterboys 🤓3:41 · 8 days ago
        Got the gist of it late in the solve. Literally LOL’d at 9D
        9D STATUESTargets for pigeons in a park
        !
        1AWhatsApp alternative
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        Across
        1. 1A
          WhatsApp alternative
        2. 4A
          Long stories
        3. 6A
          Cardinal's place to marry multiple people?
        4. 7A
          Add colour to, on a barbecue
        5. 8A
          He thought they were on a break
        6. 11A
          Cardinal's place to take a chip shot from a pistol?
        7. 13A
          Boy king of Egypt
        8. 15A
          Camper's stove fuel
        9. 16A
          ____ Lee (dessert brand)
        10. 17A
          Leslie ___ Jr., American actor from 'Hamilton' and 'Murder on the Orient Express'
        11. 18A
          The deadly sins, for example
        12. 20A
          Tree associated with death in British folklore
        13. 21A
          Cardinal's place to hack a bomb?
        14. 22A
          Edible blanket (unless it's yellow)
        15. 24A
          Summers on the Seine
        16. 25A
          Cardinal's place to represent the devil?
        17. 27A
          Like fruits in a trail mix
        18. 28A
          Any of the Alps (abbr.)
        Down
        1. 1D
          The Lord of the Rings
        2. 2D
          Boss, briefly
        3. 3D
          Pelvic bones
        4. 4D
          Protagonist from a 2019 superhero movie of the same name
        5. 5D
          "Fo ___, absolutely!"
        6. 6D
          Home to many rappers, including Noname, Open Mike Eagle, and Chance the Rapper
        7. 7D
          Unrefined oils
        8. 9D
          Targets for pigeons in a park
        9. 10D
          "No doubt about it!"
        10. 11D
          "It's _ ___!" (birth announcement)
        11. 12D
          Cardinal's place to lay with an unwed male?
        12. 14D
          Body art, familiarly
        13. 16D
          Brief TV plug for a political candidate
        14. 19D
          Protagonist from 'Stranger Things'
        15. 21D
          Bunch of bees
        16. 23D
          Anxious med. condition
        17. 26D
          It's picked by the picky
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