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Cryptic #4: The Duke of Ellington

◆◆ · By Probably Apocryphal · Published 12 days ago

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  • Probably Apocryphal constructor · 12 days ago
    Wow, long delay on this one, sorry. Had some serious writer's block. Not to mention a false start trying to make it a barred-grid style puzzle. I've already thought of an idea for my next puzzle. So back at it!
    • Mike D 33s · 12 days ago
      Heh RECUR
      10A RECURmuttmuttmuttmuttmutt...? (5)
      was good!
      • George Ho 29:47 · 11 days ago
        Glad you’re over your writers block! I loved BOB
        8A BOBFloat Robert a shilling for haircut (3)
        , RECUR
        10A RECURmuttmuttmuttmuttmutt...? (5)
        and BEIGNET
        18A BEIGNETGin cocktail in root vegetable makes tasty dessert (7)
        I’m still not sure I understand ZENDAYA
        14D ZENDAYAActress in meditative state, then says her lines while dropping wood (7)
        - where does DAYA come in?
        • Probably Apocryphal constructor · 11 days ago
          supposed to be a homophone of dialog (lines) without log (wood)
        • Jon 33:37 · 11 days ago
          Nice
          1AOff-beat, unknown deputy goes on cycling date after second year (10)
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          Across
          1. 1A
            Off-beat, unknown deputy goes on cycling date after second year (10)
          2. 8A
            Float Robert a shilling for haircut (3)
          3. 9A
            Captain's place in decay again, taken back by pianist (3,6)
          4. 10A
            muttmuttmuttmuttmutt...? (5)
          5. 12A
            Grandma swapped the rear tires on muscle car (5,2)
          6. 13A
            (with 15A
            see 13A[----]
            ) Jason Alexander, initially, and two members of ZZ Top join group of swingers (4,4)
          7. 15A
            see 13A
            (with 15A) Jason Alexander, initially, and two members of ZZ Top join group of swingers (4,4)[----]
          8. 18A
            Gin cocktail in root vegetable makes tasty dessert (7)
          9. 19A
            Musical instrument not my forte (5)
          10. 20A
            Git gets shoe stuck in bicycle seat (9)
          11. 21A
            Sign of success for Sierra, Romeo, and Oscar (3)
          12. 22A
            Separation for Nixon, first off, following his mother, son, and daughter (5-5)
          Down
          1. 1D
            Weapons made of molten brass infused with energy (6)
          2. 2D
            Forbid popped-up collar (3)
          3. 3D
            Australian truck taken to outback's roads, initially, then beyond (5)
          4. 4D
            Graham travels to Irish county (6)
          5. 5D
            Disgusting! Blame is misassigned to innocent child (3,4)
          6. 6D
            Furniture made by Germany and New Zealand in a wild acre (8)
          7. 7D
            Tom the tank (4)
          8. 11D
            Wind up Ira after loss in big tech site (8)
          9. 14D
            Actress in meditative state, then says her lines while dropping wood (7)
          10. 16D
            Small apartment on a hunk of the moon (6)
          11. 17D
            Early Motor City label? (6)
          12. 18D
            Low-end seafood (4)
          13. 19D
            Apple address covers legal issue (5)
          14. 21D
            Sex lacking energy? Drink alcohol first, then blow it! (3)
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