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CRYPTIC #3

◆◆ · By Hoyt Arcane · Published 7 months ago

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  • Hoyt Arcane constructor · 7 months ago
    • Mike D 8:37 · 7 months ago
      Very fun! I liked ISTANBUL
      21A ISTANBULCity I adore, but utterly loathed initially (8)
      😂
      • Hoyt Arcane constructor · 7 months ago
        Thanks Mike!
      • Byron 52:58 · 7 months ago
        I doubted Istanbul for a long time because I didn't know the verb usage of stan.
        • andeux 🤓10:40 · 7 months ago
          Very nice. 1D
          1D RUMPAfter hard liquor, power top becomes bottom (4)
          made me laugh.
          • Hoyt Arcane constructor · 7 months ago
            Glad to hear that! That's one of my favorite clues.
          • Frisco17 1:46 · 7 months ago
            DUDE the clues for HETERO
            14A HETEROBatman, for one, keeps troublesome outliers straight (6)
            and RUMP
            1D RUMPAfter hard liquor, power top becomes bottom (4)
            are so good holy crap sorry for revealing so quickly, i just suck at cryptics (especially really well-made ones like this), great job
            • Hoyt Arcane constructor · 7 months ago
              I'm flattered, thank you so much!
            1ASteal from local leader to end modern annoyance (8)
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            Across
            1. 1A
              Steal from local leader to end modern annoyance (8)
            2. 5A
              True information ignoring false deeds (4)
            3. 8A
              Princess Yoko eaten by tailless primate (8)
            4. 9A
              They created the Dreamcast many, many years back (4)
            5. 11A
              Stirring unrest, beginning with fight between Tian Tian and Ling Ling? (2, 3, 5)
            6. 14A
              Batman, for one, keeps troublesome outliers straight (6)
            7. 15A
              Think too much of "Horrible Bosses" (6)
            8. 17A
              Starch is an alternative for certain political activists (10)
            9. 20A
              Location of note in twelve-step program (4)
            10. 21A
              City I adore, but utterly loathed initially (8)
            11. 22A
              Fart in both directions (4)
            12. 23A
              Nothing goes to chaos with some repetition (5, 3)
            Down
            1. 1D
              After hard liquor, power top becomes bottom (4)
            2. 2D
              Give in to pressure and lead a neurodivergent life? (4)
            3. 3D
              Felon's bootlegging plot (10)
            4. 4D
              Story horror novelist read aloud for enjoyment (6)
            5. 6D
              Pitcher O'Keeffe's secret language for Black Fox (8)
            6. 7D
              Cutting backtalk is my chief creative practice! (8)
            7. 10D
              Jewish scholar's display of sorrow for bygone TV attachments? (6, 4)
            8. 12D
              Old farmer consuming hot food under glass (8)
            9. 13D
              Proclaim, holding rook: "God, no end to this game" (8)
            10. 16D
              Failure to come out of Mafia's contract (6)
            11. 18D
              I see Burnham heard instrument (4)
            12. 19D
              Ford's First Lady set up patriotic display (4)
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