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Cryptic 4

◆◆ · By Leonard Williams · Published about 1 year ago

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  • Mike D 13:00 · about 1 year ago
    Very nice! I almost managed to get it 😊. Can you explain how PARSEC
    34A PARSECPlayer's standard MO produces a unit of length (6)
    works? That's the only one I still don't get
    • Leonard Williams constructor · about 1 year ago
      It’s a charade clue. To avoid a spoiler, I’ll DM you on Twitter.
      • Mike D 13:00 · about 1 year ago
        Thanks Leonard - I got your message! FYI you can type || on either side of your spoiler to hide it like this!
        • Leonard Williams constructor · about 1 year ago
          Good to know. Thanks for the tip!
    • quatrevingtneuf 19:21 · about 1 year ago
      the theme was lost on me, unfortunately 😅 some fun fill though!
      is 15d missing a homophone indicator?
    1ADog provides risky security (6)
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    Across
    1. 1A
      Dog provides risky security (6)
    2. 4A
      Miscellanies present short rabbi, inside jokes (8)
    3. 10A
      Tennis legend spots around fifty (5)
    4. 11A
      Strauss@Solo tags Hobbes' artifical man ... source for seven other answers in this puzzle (9)
    5. 12A
      Chooses pots with abandon (4)
    6. 13A
      Shampoo refill holds needy (4)
    7. 14A
      Some Nas-type becomes mean (5)
    8. 16A
      Describe revolutionary rare ant (7)
    9. 17A
      Noted actor heads Everton player's public school (4)
    10. 21A
      Formerly found in prison cell (4)
    11. 23A
      Beastly wine that's semi-dry? (7)
    12. 26A
      Usual wild parties (5)
    13. 28A
      Dame interrupted United Nations (4)
    14. 29A
      Counterfeit pillow covering (4)
    15. 31A
      Ruler uprooted gorse vine (9)
    16. 32A
      Comic Martin's electrical problem (5)
    17. 33A
      Agreement with one doing time on a piece of land (8)
    18. 34A
      Player's standard MO produces a unit of length (6)
    Down
    1. 1D
      Instruments for Rankin's partner deleted half of cartoons (8)
    2. 2D
      Recluse is so literary, disheartened (8)
    3. 3D
      Market system supports e-commerce site (4)
    4. 5D
      Sort of mortgage counter (7)
    5. 6D
      Brian bewildered Einstein (5)
    6. 7D
      Stunned a specter gave heart to Alfie (6)
    7. 8D
      Forecast word ending evokes orange drink (6)
    8. 9D
      Ritual covenant holds recess (6)
    9. 15D
      Primary equine feature, so we’re told (4)
    10. 18D
      Pope's Prius taken right away (4)
    11. 19D
      Chuck Taylor's stoned on crack (4,4)
    12. 20D
      Perhaps chat time will yield work like this puzzle (8)
    13. 22D
      Mournful eGaelic comes to grief (7)
    14. 23D
      Granny pursued bachelor's fruit (6)
    15. 24D
      Fabricated cavils inpsired pickle manufacturer (6)
    16. 25D
      Theologian is Hobbes' companion per Watterson (6)
    17. 27D
      Unfinished resort roughly more painful (5)
    18. 30D
      One way to take me, not quite a continent (4)
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