DA 11/05/18

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zinzan
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DA 11/05/18

Post by zinzan » Fri May 11, 2018 12:15 pm

Oops. Had PC problems this morning. Wife changed a password without telling me. Grr.
Anyway, this puzzle was pretty easy today.

ACROSS
1) ADMIRABLY : (my,bar,laid)*
5) GET UP : ddef : 'duds' and 'get up' being one's apparel.
9) OIL : ddef
10) FOR INSTANCE : for(instan-)ce : 'effective' = 'in force'
11) BEDAUBED : bed,au,bed
12) STABLE : ddef
15) KICK : ddef : a banana kick is made off the side of the boot onto the end of the footy.
18) TAILOR-MADE : ta,i,Lor(ma)de : Lorde is current singer who's quite good.
19) NEAT : t(-----e)an<
21) PINATA : crypdef : quite clever.
22) ARTISTIC : -art-,-ist-,ic-
25) ROTTEN APPLE : (lot,Peter,Pan)*
27,24dn) ARMBAND : arm,band
28) YENTL : (-ently)* : apparently it was a pretty bad film but worth remembering for triv nights.
29) D'ARTAGNAN : dar(tag)n,an : to indicate the apostrophe or not ? In this case, probably would've made it harder.

DOWN
1) A-BOMB : a,bo(------m)b
2) MALEDICTION : male,diction
3) RUFOUS : (fur-ous)*
4) BURDENSOME : bu-,R(dens)ome
5) YANG : nay<,----g : Yin's partner.
6) GO TO TOWN : go(Toto)wn : 'formally' = dressed in a 'gown'
7) TAN : ddef
8) PRECEDENT : Pre(Si/c--e)dent : bit convoluted but not too bad.
13) BULLET TRAIN : crypdef : 'bullet' = 'round' of ammo
14) SANDGROPER : sand,groper
15) KATY PERRY : K(a,typ-)erry
17) MONTREAL : m(-o-n- T-r-)eal
20) CINEMA : --ame nic--- <
23) CUMIN : cum,in
24) see 27ac
26) TIN : Tin-

No problems for me. The 'suggested' elements were not that hard. Pretty good.
7.5/10

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