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Jumbo Cryptic

◆◆ · By John Billings · Published about 1 month ago

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  • SetterJohn constructor · about 1 month ago
    I hope this was a good experience to solve. This is my first cryptic crossword, so any feedback from experienced solvers or setters would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.
    1AMystery floater contained in rufous, to start with (12,6,6)
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    Across
    1. 1A
      Mystery floater contained in rufous, to start with (12,6,6)
    2. 12A
      Sounds like a secret meeting after beginnings of support. We hear they look at feet. (11)
    3. 14A
      Enthused kissing breaks to ask emu? (5,3)
    4. 17A
      Giants start to apply friction to food (4)
    5. 19A
      Border raider! Five starting to escape and caught by hindquarters (6)
    6. 20A
      Debts past due led to carrying crossed swords (6)
    7. 21A
      Writer unsettling A.I.s via comas (5,6)
    8. 22A
      A boggy zone is starting to revert into puréed spuds (5)
    9. 24A
      Marbles dropped for fun sound like they stir up a kelp knur (8)
    10. 25A
      Wants a job making phone program taste worker, we hear (9)
    11. 27A
      Predetermined fights become perforations, swellings (12,9)
    12. 30A
      Attempt to look like a primate (3)
    13. 31A
      Inlet chute broke to let the fish go free (3,3,4)
    14. 33A
      Slightly reduced flow with half retold creation of little blooms (6)
    15. 34A
      Bartholomew and Oliver briefly join forces for a London court champion (7)
    16. 36A
      Moon of Saturn is made from excessively charged particle (8)
    17. 38A
      This sees things carried by honey eaters (3)
    18. 39A
      Unprocessed? Fight back! (3)
    19. 40A
      Myself, the medic and the King join the Archeological Society of England initially finding a glassy mineral from Vesuvius (8)
    20. 45A
      Appease and turn into a gangster's romantic partner, maybe? (7)
    21. 46A
      Expression of exasperation about a softness, especially toward cold, leaving a tally just short (3,3)
    22. 47A
      Wandering unto speech in northern England: "Yan, tan, tethera..." (5,5)
    23. 50A
      Attn! This, you will find, explodes (1,1,1)
    24. 51A
      Thrushes become bittern? Confused, but part of a happy family (6,5,3,7)
    25. 52A
      Areas of governance execute small car supported by point (9)
    26. 55A
      Rapper partly escapes with her to see a Dutch artist (1,1,6)
    27. 57A
      Spanish domain speak a short composition (5)
    28. 61A
      Arrange mudwort mesh to keep it quiet (4,3,4)
    29. 62A
      Scattered on ride, resolved with out (6)
    30. 63A
      The eternal coven hides a small recess (6)
    31. 65A
      A nut retreats to get a fish (4)
    32. 66A
      Reading receptacle and bearing in serenade (8)
    33. 68A
      Even chance of casino sot being wrecked (4,2,1,4)
    34. 70A
      Oak-elves rattle odd hostler who turned to a less busy way (4,3,4,4,9)
    Down
    1. 1D
      Gives rulings sounding like unsure open air cremation choice? (6)
    2. 2D
      State one direction with The People's Princess (7)
    3. 3D
      They remove the unwanted time periods and Queens (7)
    4. 4D
      Rent disoriented seabird (4)
    5. 5D
      Detailed haddock safe to show a cleft (7)
    6. 6D
      Operate within kingdom (2)
    7. 7D
      Drink starts from your appendix, kidney - might irritate liver, knee (3,4)
    8. 8D
      When five hundred are lost for good it's sticky (3)
    9. 9D
      One or fewer carried by trilobite (3)
    10. 10D
      When traveling by car am I actually hiding my darling Italian? (4.3)
    11. 11D
      Explicitly advertising eccentric tonal beehive (5,3,4)
    12. 13D
      ASAP! Lion escaped from Shropshire! (8)
    13. 14D
      Clairvoyant water source gives steak specification (6,4)
    14. 15D
      Deposit does not grow up, grinds down elastic tat (10)
    15. 16D
      Take off blue headgear to open (6)
    16. 18D
      Invitations to treat for my adjusted kinesic grasp (6,6)
    17. 22D
      Cheerful hobbit carries copper to a planet (7)
    18. 23D
      To modernise, this is what you might do with area of coast to add coral, we hear (5)
    19. 26D
      Amazed my Pa sold some church music (8)
    20. 28D
      The pig's sound costs coin, kind of like it was in a poke (4)
    21. 29D
      Canal blockage contained near waxing moon (6)
    22. 30D
      This is sent, we hear (5)
    23. 32D
      Group benefit when most are shot in their dummy arrangement (4,8)
    24. 34D
      Area reserved for flowers has chunks of butter and broomsticks (8)
    25. 35D
      Infrequent claret, blended by tape (4,1,1)
    26. 36D
      A good egg irreparably broken, pump myth duty around about (6,6)
    27. 37D
      Guide up to lip (5)
    28. 41D
      Move around sync ere players mock up building (7)
    29. 42D
      Turns off snow powder, awkwardly (6,4)
    30. 43D
      A swapped child, Ching, hugs a seraphim (10)
    31. 44D
      Host turned from codswallop (4)
    32. 48D
      Wildly cuts the roof off shack and moves it to the basement (5)
    33. 49D
      Thus, copy distributed to Intimidate (5,3)
    34. 53D
      Some men tonight are carrying object of remembrance (7)
    35. 54D
      Acid cheers at the matador I see (5)
    36. 55D
      Cake and strong wine made Ira hide it (7)
    37. 56D
      Number group with two, four, six etc, makes seven with head misplaced by alien (4,3)
    38. 58D
      Of brimstone and oxygen in us - use flat in correct mixture (7)
    39. 59D
      Salamander decomposes leaving lax loot (7)
    40. 60D
      The King, The Queen, and little Edward adjusted the space between characters (6)
    41. 64D
      Single healer goes north, ending after final repetition (4)
    42. 66D
      Habitually drunk in Minnesota (3)
    43. 67D
      Time goes up to be present (3)
    44. 69D
      Refers to unknown male found in feathers (2)
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