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Cryptic: Pink

· By wisprabbit · Published 5 months ago

Constructor's Note: A cryptic with some themed entries (but you don't need to spot the theme to solve the puzzle).
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  • jasonwestley 🤓20:08 · 5 months ago
    Strong puzzle. I needed a bit of help from Google on that (RENGA
    24D RENGAWork of multiple Japanese poets getting mixed up might result in anger (5)
    ). Good stuff!
    • wisprabbit constructor · 5 months ago
      thank you! I was very happy with this one
    1ADug over and blocked in (but softly, not hard) (6)
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    Across
    1. 1A
      Dug over and blocked in (but softly, not hard) (6)
    2. 5A
      Garden in European study (4)
    3. 9A
      Original poster: American cartoon penguin (4)
    4. 10A
      The Marines almost all chasing record, one from warm and shallow waters (10)
    5. 11A
      Egotist's pudding's core curdling - it's most heavy and hard to finish (9)
    6. 14A
      Country's jocks? (5)
    7. 16A
      Practice's doctor (French one) has lines stretching back (3, 3)
    8. 17A
      She might grapple with sleep, a little like the Queen (8)
    9. 18A
      Curious mystery about masthead: it might look the same however you flip it (8)
    10. 20A
      Holding child's head away while raising (6)
    11. 22A
      Harmony of unknown one in front (5)
    12. 23A
      500 pages, plus 500 before that, state where you go when you sleep (9)
    13. 26A
      Military threats recentered destruction (10)
    14. 28A
      Spirit you audibly put in solution (4)
    15. 29A
      Mostly silver or gold, say, like this clue? (4)
    16. 30A
      It can jump pieces of gutted keelboat near interior (6)
    Down
    1. 2D
      Nuts parent retires to become a singer (3, 4)
    2. 3D
      Back in Tyneside, in a hellish city (3)
    3. 4D
      John the mathematician sounded 500? (3)
    4. 5D
      Produces bugs with heightened energy (5)
    5. 6D
      Line's getting back to front and vice versa, you hear it again and again (4)
    6. 7D
      Classic Twitch replay with chat (10)
    7. 8D
      Former England manager to walk like a duck (6)
    8. 12D
      One who runs quickly about 1000 metres at most of the universe (4, 6)
    9. 13D
      Burn follower of video game news website? (6)
    10. 15D
      Horsehead, perhaps, unable to change? (6)
    11. 17D
      Sardonic wits roast your tops (3)
    12. 19D
      Someone who gets dragged before Zulu? (6)
    13. 21D
      Moran on Suchet: "Somewhat unparalleled, once" (7)
    14. 24D
      Work of multiple Japanese poets getting mixed up might result in anger (5)
    15. 25D
      Real peace has no Conservative presence (4)
    16. 27D
      Moose which is regularly zen-like (3)
    17. 28D
      Overheard sound of relief with weapon (3)
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