Loplop Cryptic #006 [15×]
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Loplop Cryptic #006 [15×]

· By George Ho

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  • George Ho constructor · 29 days ago
    In case you're still confused, here are the solutions and annotations: https://www.georgeho.org/crosswords/loplop-006-solutions.pdf
    • Hoyt Arcane 🤓11:14 · 29 days ago
      Fantastic, smooth solve as always. 30-Across
      30A INTHEMEANTIMEA bit of absinthe meant I mellowed while waiting (2,3,8)
      was mindblowing
      • George Ho constructor · 29 days ago
        Thank you! I worked hard on 30A
        30A INTHEMEANTIMEA bit of absinthe meant I mellowed while waiting (2,3,8)
        so I’m glad you like it :)
      • Jon 22s · 29 days ago
        Solving on paper. This is a fine cryptic. 2/3 completed and I must tell you: 1) in 30 A I haven't seen that long of that type of wordplay ever. 2) Loved the clueing for 21 D. Really, really enjoying the solve. Kudos and thanks!
        • George Ho constructor · 28 days ago
          Thank you for the kind words!!
          • Jon 22s · 28 days ago
            Sure. They're merited.
        • lila 25:30 · 29 days ago
          super fun solve!
          • William D 🤓21:04 · 28 days ago
            Nice puzzle, thanks!
            1AOrganized state such as MS! (13)
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            Across
            1. 1A
              Organized state such as MS! (13)
            2. 9A
              Heads of yarrow and rose decorate some garden spaces (5)
            3. 10A
              Well-known loan includes, for example, a vacuous responsibility (9)
            4. 11A
              Most legitimate half of Senate yields property (4,6)
            5. 12A
              Newspaper: "A Return for Dessert Culture?" (4)
            6. 14A
              Los Angeles and Maine accommodate retreating soldiers for Trump and Biden, say (4,4)
            7. 16A
              Tattered drapes shown mercy (6)
            8. 18A
              Complain game (6)
            9. 20A
              Self-control lacking in student (8)
            10. 24A
              No, international relations makes bleak fiction (4)
            11. 25A
              Twisters, rocks, ruined groups of sailors (10)
            12. 28A
              Use and reuse place's building blocks unaccompanied (1,8)
            13. 29A
              A greeting coming and going! (5)
            14. 30A
              A bit of absinthe meant I mellowed while waiting (2,3,8)
            Down
            1. 1D
              Spring time examination of a city official (7)
            2. 2D
              Best almost certain to not fail (7)
            3. 3D
              A key row (5)
            4. 4D
              Super Bowl event left him a drunk (8)
            5. 5D
              On a podcast, mentions spectacles (6)
            6. 6D
              Intentionally lose vehicle (4)
            7. 7D
              Show off cocktail of raw eggs (7)
            8. 8D
              Trustworthy bridge supports eco-friendly car (6)
            9. 13D
              Incredible online photo? (4)
            10. 15D
              Regularly kneels at home (4)
            11. 17D
              Handle kindergarten extremely enthralled by renovated cinema (8)
            12. 18D
              Gracious rejection starts with something different (6)
            13. 19D
              Am I chasing original paperwork? (7)
            14. 21D
              Uninitiated ascetic diving under wharf for dumpling (7)
            15. 22D
              Being sent every now and then over live trap (7)
            16. 23D
              Dog's cauliflower noisily torn in half (6)
            17. 26D
              Chinese tea in group of hotels, maybe (5)
            18. 27D
              Locate small cooking container (4)
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