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There Is Quiet

· By kieranjboyd · Published 15 days ago

Constructor's Note: This puzzle has it all - theme, grid art, bars, cross-referencing, gimmicks, rebus. As such, it's probably on the harder side.
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  • Mike D 🤓4:23 · 15 days ago
    Nice one! I totally guessed to get the unches in ANYA
    12D ANYA____ Taylor-Joy, actress of 'Last Night in Soho'
    , PREC
    10D PRECBefore, abbr. [a cryptic definition might be "A and B, in the English alphabet"]
    , and PERI
    9D PERIWhen repeated, type of spicy chicken served at Nando's
    but somehow managed to get lucky on all three
    • calica 🤓4:36 · 15 days ago
      The unch I had to guess on was DERAIN
      7A DERAINAndre ______, Fauvist painter [whose surname is an anagram of 17A]
      because I wasn't familiar with EIDERS
      8D EIDERSDucks known for their soft down feathers
      , heh.
      • kieranjboyd constructor · 15 days ago
        If you ever get the chance, 'The Queen's Gambit' and the Portuguese/African sauce are both worth checking out!
      • Frisco17 🤓6:19 · 15 days ago
        INDIE YE. goddamnit that's clever
        • kieranjboyd constructor · 15 days ago
          It was either that or MOVIE YE, and 'Runaway' wasn't all that memorable!
          • Frisco17 🤓6:19 · 15 days ago
            P A R D O N ?
        1AAdvanced degrees, abbr.
        1
        2
        3
        4
        5
        6
        7
        8
        9
        10
        11
        12
        13
        14
        15
        16
        17
        18
        19
        Across
        1. 1A
          Advanced degrees, abbr.
        2. 5A
          "Islands in the Stream" or "Drunk in Love"
        3. 7A
          Andre ______, Fauvist painter [whose surname is an anagram of 17A
          Drizzled[------]
          ]
        4. 11A
          It's used on a wet mop
        5. 13A
          * Kanye West back when he was an unsigned producer (not a young archaeologist)
        6. 14A
          * Something that's ugly (not painful)
        7. 15A
          Medical centre for ophthalmology
        8. 17A
          Drizzled
        9. 18A
          2021 financial fad that might make someone Google the word "fungible"
        10. 19A
          ____ mess, an easy-to-make yet delicious dessert
        Down
        1. 2D
          What's depicted in this grid, and a hint for how to fill the central cell (in order to make sense of the starred clues)
        2. 3D
          * Expert marksman (not deceased)
        3. 4D
          Adds to a stew using a wooden spoon, perhaps
        4. 6D
          Call for volunteers repeated by the economics teacher in 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'
        5. 8D
          Ducks known for their soft down feathers
        6. 9D
          When repeated, type of spicy chicken served at Nando's
        7. 10D
          Before, abbr. [a cryptic definition might be "A and B, in the English alphabet"]
        8. 11D
          Hurried [a word which is both a homophone and anagram of another word meaning "keep from sight"]
        9. 12D
          ____ Taylor-Joy, actress of 'Last Night in Soho'
        10. 16D
          * Cosmetic surgery that might be performed in a 15A
          Medical centre for ophthalmology[---------]
          (not a British elevator)
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