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Cryptic 5x5 #1

· By tuber · Published 24 days ago

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  • Mike D 4:56 · 24 days ago
    Nice one! Lots of fun ones in here but my favorite was HERBS
    5A HERBSGreenery cut out of butchers' stew (5)
    I think
    • tuber constructor · 24 days ago
      ACROSS 1 SPAIN - I. 4 Hidden word. 5 anag. BUTCHERS - CUT. 7 alternate letters. 8 NE(S)T // DOWN 1 homophone "C". 2 reversal of STRAP. 3 reversal ON + SE. 4. TH + IN. 6 double definition.
      • Phil The 🤓8:56 · 23 days ago
        Nice puzzle - took me a while to parse a couple but that's just me being dumb.
        1AOne I abstracted from country bridge (4)
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        Across
        1. 1A
          One I abstracted from country bridge (4)
        2. 4A
          Indefinite article obscuring a crop (3)
        3. 5A
          Greenery cut out of butchers' stew (5)
        4. 7A
          Draw twice, unevenly (3)
        5. 8A
          Put one thing inside another: chief shareholder's in profit (4)
        Down
        1. 1D
          Read note to get a better understanding (3)
        2. 2D
          Splits belt up? (5)
        3. 3D
          Turned on, with primarily shameful erection (smelly thing) (4)
        4. 4D
          Get home after test match finishes - barely there! (4)
        5. 6D
          Pinched piece (3)
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