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Cryptic 7x7 #5 by tuber

· By tuber · Published 2023-02-08T22:55:41.408Z

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  • tuber constructor · 2023-02-08T23:06:24.646Z
    ACROSS
    1A "minor celebrity" = B-LISTER.
    6A anag. CANE after "bit of fishy" = FIN
    7A anag. BUN + anag. TURN
    8A Hidden in "chaSTE AMERican"
    DOWN
    1D anag. BLOUSE + fail = F
    2D I + anag. BELONG
    3D reversal of TAPS ("drums") + alternate letters in nUcLeAr
    4D bronze = TAN; belly = TUM containing right = R
    5D tenant = RENTER containing drug = E (i.e. ecstasy)
    • Jon 14:22 · 2023-02-09T04:12:53.397Z
      Sweet.
      • tuber constructor · 2023-02-09T09:57:42.081Z
        I made a minor edit in 6A to improve the surface reading. "A bit of fishy accountancy" becomes "A fishy bit of accountancy".
        • frostyjhammer 23:49 · 2023-02-10T16:14:40.060Z
          Thank you for the explanations. Even after solving the puzzle I'm often wondering about the second mechanism. These explanations will help me look for mechanisms in future cryptic puzzles.
          • Phil The 🤓18:19 · 2023-02-12T16:39:13.862Z
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            1A
            Minor celebrity's sore (7)
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            5
            6
            7
            8
            Across
            1. 1A
              Minor celebrity's sore (7)
            2. 6A
              Cane twirling after a fishy bit of accountancy? (7)
            3. 7A
              Half-baked or baked bun, and took a funny turn (7)
            4. 8A
              Chaste American clutching kitchenware (7)
            Down
            1. 1D
              Makes a mess of smashing blouse? Fail! (7)
            2. 2D
              Bringing dishonour, I somehow belong? (7)
            3. 3D
              Drums up regular items of nuclear kitchenware (7)
            4. 4D
              Paddy's bronze belly - must be eating right! (7)
            5. 5D
              Make a comeback with tenant taking drug (7)
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