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Cryptic 7x7 #1

◆◆ · By tuber · Published 9 months ago

Some very intentional grid-filling here in order to put a lot of tuber-references into the clues. This was in (pitiful) homage to the Guardian's mighty Boatman.
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  • Mike D 2:32 · 9 months ago
    Nice! Can you explain the wordplay part of WEIGHT
    4D WEIGHTBurden with cube? (6)
    ? I'm not great at cryptics but I like to try to parse them all after revealing
    • tuber constructor · 9 months ago
      I was being cruel there. EIGHT, being 2 to the power 3, is the cube of two.
      • Mike D 2:32 · 9 months ago
        Ahh thanks!
    • jasonwestley 🤓3:52 · 9 months ago
      Sheesh. So many tubers! Fun puzzle 😁
      1ATuber's cheap rubbish covered in crap (6)
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      3
      4
      5
      6
      7
      Across
      1. 1A
        Tuber's cheap rubbish covered in crap (6)
      2. 5A
        Poor old tuber, discarding diamonds with some difficulty (7)
      3. 6A
        Nothing fashionable: big man behaving swinishly (7)
      4. 7A
        I, tuber, deconstructed capital (6)
      Down
      1. 1D
        Be on the beat - strike lightly with unfinished tube... (6)
      2. 2D
        Heartless tuber's put on a little weight? "Beat soundly!" (7)
      3. 3D
        Yours truly getting to grips with bikini: "middle's gone more rounded" (7)
      4. 4D
        Burden with cube? (6)
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