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Spitting Straight Fire: Loplop Cryptic #008 [15×]

◆◆ · By George Ho · Published 5 months ago

Constructor's Note: While constructing this puzzle, five entries proved just too hot to handle! These entries have been clued with wordplay only.
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  • George Ho constructor · 5 months ago
    In case you're still confused, here are the solutions and annotations: https://www.georgeho.org/crosswords/loplop-008-solutions.pdf
    • Jon 30:26 · 5 months ago
      Wow! Not true time. Probably more like two hours. Learned Carolina reapers. Sterling effort.
      • jasonwestley 🤓27:17 · 5 months ago
        Great puzzle. Really enjoyed the theme, and your clues are challenging but always fair. Nice work.
        1DCaribbean spread I put in a container (8)
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        Across
        1. 8A
          Singer has in-region lead in punk (1500000, 2 wds.)
        2. 9A
          Sandwich contains a bit of banana, avocado and nutella (100000)
        3. 10A
          Cost is adjusted for cool people (6)
        4. 11A
          Source of sugar coated urge (25000)
        5. 13A
          Southern aura hanging around Kyoto's first cherry blossom (6)
        6. 14A
          Article about internet rando, say? (4)
        7. 16A
          Bummer: taking day off for having one? (5)
        8. 17A
          In an expression of disapproval, a reprimand (4)
        9. 19A
          Type that is for a quick expedition (6)
        10. 21A
          Cost a small company (25000)
        11. 23A
          Fixed top of standing desk (6)
        12. 25A
          A plan Joe botched (2500)
        13. 26A
          Still covering a new spicy measure for five enumerations in this puzzle? (8,6)
        Down
        1. 1D
          Caribbean spread I put in a container (8)
        2. 2D
          Year very much going uphill for public figure? (6)
        3. 3D
          Oh no, tipped over sliced jelly filled pastry! Find a box for things (10)
        4. 4D
          Speak interminably about boba add-on (4)
        5. 5D
          It gives clear views of untopped valleys (4)
        6. 6D
          Toothy piece of Spanish arugula? (8)
        7. 7D
          Vendor said to be filthier (6)
        8. 12D
          German painter contributing to Western style (5)
        9. 13D
          Young artists steal biomedical engineer's coats aboard steamship (10)
        10. 15D
          Not something published digitally! (8)
        11. 18D
          Cuddling and giving bites (8)
        12. 20D
          Unintelligent kind of angle (6)
        13. 22D
          Fruit spun around and covered in tomato paste (6)
        14. 24D
          Say "time's up" (4)
        15. 25D
          Small amount left in jar (4)
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