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Loplop Cryptic #004 [with Wordplay] [15×]

· By George Ho · Published about 2 months ago

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  • George Ho constructor · about 2 months ago
    If you're still confused, here are the solutions and annotations: https://www.georgeho.org/crosswords/loplop-004-solutions.pdf
    • Mike D 4s · about 2 months ago
      I like that you included alt version with the wordplay indicators!
      • Julia 57:57 · about 1 month ago
        This was great! I really enjoy cryptics despite not quite getting them, so having the wordplay given in the clue gave me more confidence in solving. Didn't check answers until I had filled in the whole grid (with only two entries wrong) and didn't reveal anything, which is better than I normally do. Thank you for this!
        1ACapability of town outside Asia-Pacific [container] (8)
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        Across
        1. 1A
          Capability of town outside Asia-Pacific [container] (8)
        2. 5A
          Underground organizations blow up TARDIS [anagram] (6)
        3. 10A
          Weapon of Republican in a fight [container] (5)
        4. 11A
          Happy but dim? [double definition] (9)
        5. 12A
          Angrily call AIG extremely cold [anagram] (7)
        6. 13A
          In hearing, evoke criminal [homophone] (7)
        7. 14A
          Spooner's bloodsucker family got started [Spoonerism] (6,2)
        8. 16A
          Sound beginnings to an undergrad degree in oceanography [acrostic] (5)
        9. 19A
          Zero change to estrogen supplier [charade] (5)
        10. 21A
          Evil sea creature hiding close by me [container, charade] (8)
        11. 24A
          Astronomer from Georgia with teensy executive order [charade] (7)
        12. 26A
          Suppress company with very clean return [charade, reversal] (5,2)
        13. 27A
          Haphazardly airlifted for fast ending [anagram] (3,2-4)
        14. 28A
          Slipping her my better letter? [anagram] (5)
        15. 29A
          Hammer by vacant school perimeter [charade] (6)
        16. 30A
          Brainy Le Carré upset about book's introduction [anagram, container] (8)
        Down
        1. 1D
          Rich Argentinian nets fee [hidden] (6)
        2. 2D
          Crumpled pirate cap for a head [anagram] (3,6)
        3. 3D
          Wild hair from hood? Eww [charade] (7)
        4. 4D
          Third rail regularly associated with currents [alternation] (5)
        5. 6D
          Cap and Gown serving up top-notch beer [reversal] (7)
        6. 7D
          A dry, mostly icy room [charade] (5)
        7. 8D
          Issues with uprising south's treason [letter movement] (8)
        8. 9D
          Topless flirt's partnership [deletion] (8)
        9. 15D
          Flower hat of passing trend is making a comeback [reversal] (8)
        10. 17D
          Warship of old city in unending desert [deletion, container] (9)
        11. 18D
          Sex House? [double definition] (8)
        12. 20D
          It sounds like the solver will make note of Christmas cake [homophone, charade] (4,3)
        13. 22D
          Jacques Cousteau, say: his life's conclusions mixed [charade, deletion] (7)
        14. 23D
          Ask very quietly after a deal, initially voided [charade, deletion] (6)
        15. 25D
          The French following boy server [charade] (5)
        16. 26D
          Sorceress' ring without trace of lead [deletion] (5)
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