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Cryptic 5x5 #16 by tuber

· By tuber · Published 2023-08-31T23:29:33.291Z

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  • tuber constructor · 2023-08-31T23:47:04.341Z
    Hi solvers! Thanks as always for checking my puzzle out, I hope you enjoyed it. Do let me know how you got on!
    The wash-up is as follows:
    ACROSS. 1A. Four definitions: grab hold of / prize ('a real catch') / contract (illness, infection) / difficulty. 5A. Homophone of line = ROW. 6A. Containment of love = O in member = ARM, + A. 8A. Double def. 9A. Charged = SUED + electronic = E.
    DOWN. 1D. Containment of "sign of aggression by Russia" = Z in "vehicles" = CARS. 2D. Odd letters of "AVIARY". 3D. Concealed in INTROVERT. 4D. Remove last letter of "bliss" = HEAVEN. 7D. Containment of "universal" = U in "doctor" = MD.
    • merlinnimue 6:37 · 2023-09-01T01:18:35.233Z
      5a caught me up, i was thinking to cue is to egg someone on, but i shouldve known something up when verb tense didn't match
      using Z as sign of aggression for russia? wowwowwow mindblowingly amazing
      what an all around amazing puzzle
      • jasonwestley 🤓2:04 · 2023-09-01T06:48:14.741Z
        Nice puzzle.
        • Adam 🤓1:32 · 2023-09-01T15:22:28.629Z
          :)
          • kieranjboyd 🤓1:52 · 2023-09-01T22:17:25.701Z
            Agreed that three definition for Z is very fun and modern, and also the surface of 9A is both clean and distracting. Nice!
            1A
            Grab hold of prize contract with difficulty (5)
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            5
            6
            7
            8
            9
            Across
            1. 1A
              Grab hold of prize contract with difficulty (5)
            2. 5A
              Eggs in a line, by the sound of it (5)
            3. 6A
              Member embracing love - a perfume (5)
            4. 8A
              Man of the cloth: "put your foot down!" (3)
            5. 9A
              Charged electronic material (5)
            Down
            1. 1D
              Vehicles carrying sign of aggression by Russia's autocrats (5)
            2. 2D
              Aviary, oddly, in which birds fly (3)
            3. 3D
              Introvert concealing much of value (5)
            4. 4D
              Endless bliss? I'm gonna throw up! (5)
            5. 7D
              Doctor circumscribes "universal clay" (3)
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