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Cryptic 15x15 #0 by tuber

· By tuber · Published 20 days ago

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  • tuber constructor · 20 days ago
    Solvers! Thanks for trying my puzzle, and I hope you enjoyed it. Please leave a comment to let me know... Also, if you felt there was room for improvement, don't be afraid to say so (it's the only way I'll get any better, after all.)
    I don't think there's anything shockingly difficult in amongst this lot, although a couple of bits of wordplay may be obscure.
    ACROSS
    1A
    1AWhen one thing leads to another, resolve to offend mice? (6, 6)[------------]
    . anag. TOOFFENDMICE. 9A
    9AUnusually large gongs of eastern origin (5)[-----]
    . gongs (medals) = OBES (i.e. order of the british empire) + eastern origin = E. 10A
    10AExplain further, possessing baroque quality (9)[---------]
    . Double def. 11A
    11AAir currents created by jumping game (8)[--------]
    . Double def. 12A
    12AConsider alien visitor's unusual hairdo! (6)[------]
    . Consider = MULL + alien visitor = ET. 13A
    13A"Passionate" prima donna making a comeback (4)[----]
    . reversal of prima donna = DIVA. 14A
    14AThink longingly about smaller crosswords? (Cryptics excluded, for starters!) (9)[---------]
    . about = RE + smaller crosswords = MINIS + initial letters from "cryptics excluded." 18A
    18AWhat olden preparation could be used for dry palms? (4, 5)[---------]
    . anag. WHATOLDEN. 19A
    19ABurden carried by tuber and his ilk? (4)[----]
    . carried by = ON + tuber and his ilk = US. 21A
    21ACome by when working to swallow fishy bait (6)[------]
    . working = ON contains anag. BAIT. 23A
    23ALoose ties with buddy in ballpark (8)[--------]
    . anag. TIES + buddy = MATE. 25A
    25ASecret wisdom revealed by devastating riot? "Cease!" (9)[---------]
    . anag. RIOTCEASE. 26A
    26ASprinkles salt on breakfast dish (5)[-----]
    . double def. 27A
    27ASome trouble gotten into with armoured vehicle in reservoir (3, 5, 4)[------------]
    . some trouble gotten into = HOT WATER + armoured vehicle = TANK.
    DOWN
    2D
    2DFrank, clinging on to relationship while in surgery (9)[---------]
    . Frank = OPEN contains relation = RATIO. 3D
    3DOrigins of intense cold - evidently a glacial era! (3, 3)[------]
    . initials of "intense cold evidently a glacial era". 4D
    4DTopple the government, say, in undisguised hot dispute (9)[---------]
    . undisguised = OVERT + hot = H + dispute = ROW. 5D
    5DGo-slow signal? (4)[----]
    . double def. 6D
    6D'70s band (Queen?) playing tune - so expressive (8)[--------]
    . '70s band = ELO (i.e. Electric Light Orchestra) + queen = Q + anag. TUNE. 7D
    7DPursue ultimate student protest (5)[-----]
    . last letter of "student" + protest = RAIL. 8D
    8DCan't stop moving with this? Take fewer naps, stretch, put an end to stress (8, 4)[------------]
    . take fewer naps = REST LESS + stretch = LEG + last letter of "stress". 9D
    9DCocktail from another time (3, 9)[------------]
    . double def. 15D
    15DExpress upset about tasty beverage (9)[---------]
    . express = MILK + upset = SHAKE. 16D
    16DTensions running wild about a big news story (9)[---------]
    . anag. TENSIONS contains A. 17D
    17DHarshly loud, starting to squabble over Neptune's spear (8)[--------]
    . first letter of "squabble" + Neptune's spear = TRIDENT. 20D
    20DAgitated movement of the unusually gifted (6)[------]
    . anag. GIFTED. 22D
    22DNipper gets a honking sound from first horn (5)[-----]
    . honking sound = TOOT + first letter of "horn". 24D
    24DCity is in Pennsylvania? Far from it! (4)[----]
    . Pennsylvania = PA contains IS.
    1A
    When one thing leads to another, resolve to offend mice? (6, 6)
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    Across
    1. 1A
      When one thing leads to another, resolve to offend mice? (6, 6)
    2. 9A
      Unusually large gongs of eastern origin (5)
    3. 10A
      Explain further, possessing baroque quality (9)
    4. 11A
      Air currents created by jumping game (8)
    5. 12A
      Consider alien visitor's unusual hairdo! (6)
    6. 13A
      "Passionate" prima donna making a comeback (4)
    7. 14A
      Think longingly about smaller crosswords? (Cryptics excluded, for starters!) (9)
    8. 18A
      What olden preparation could be used for dry palms? (4, 5)
    9. 19A
      Burden carried by tuber and his ilk? (4)
    10. 21A
      Come by when working to swallow fishy bait (6)
    11. 23A
      Loose ties with buddy in ballpark (8)
    12. 25A
      Secret wisdom revealed by devastating riot? "Cease!" (9)
    13. 26A
      Sprinkles salt on breakfast dish (5)
    14. 27A
      Some trouble gotten into with armoured vehicle in reservoir (3, 5, 4)
    Down
    1. 2D
      Frank, clinging on to relationship while in surgery (9)
    2. 3D
      Origins of intense cold - evidently a glacial era! (3, 3)
    3. 4D
      Topple the government, say, in undisguised hot dispute (9)
    4. 5D
      Go-slow signal? (4)
    5. 6D
      '70s band (Queen?) playing tune - so expressive (8)
    6. 7D
      Pursue ultimate student protest (5)
    7. 8D
      Can't stop moving with this? Take fewer naps, stretch, put an end to stress (8, 4)
    8. 9D
      Cocktail from another time (3, 9)
    9. 15D
      Express upset about tasty beverage (9)
    10. 16D
      Tensions running wild about a big news story (9)
    11. 17D
      Harshly loud, starting to squabble over Neptune's spear (8)
    12. 20D
      Agitated movement of the unusually gifted (6)
    13. 22D
      Nipper gets a honking sound from first horn (5)
    14. 24D
      City is in Pennsylvania? Far from it! (4)
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