DA 20/04/18

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zinzan
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DA 20/04/18

Post by zinzan » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:05 am

I thought all the long answers might be some theme but it seems not. I started in the NW, got a long answer, then it pretty much flowed out from there. No real problem areas.

ACROSS
1) FREAKED : f(re)aked
5) see 15dn
9) ROAD MOVIE : (avoid,more)*
10) ON CUE : onc(u)e
11) LISBON : (b--lions)* : I'm not sure what the '1-50' means in the surface reading . . .
12) PLAYSUIT : play,suit
14) MINOGUE : min-,-ogue : mink vogue ; very=v
16) RECITES : ----set I cer------ <
19) NUTELLA : (tune)*,all< : Nutella seems to be everywhere nowadays . . .
20) MIND YOU : hm(mined,yew)
21) ELONGATE : el(on,g----)ate
23) COBBER : c-obber : I tried to equate cobbler and wardrobe for a long. Clobber works much better.
26) HOKUM : m- u- k- o- h- <
27) POKEMON GO : poke-,mongo---
28) SET SAIL : sets,ail
29,8dn) MARQUEE EVENT : mar,quee(Eve)n,t--- : 'team leader' was a bit drab. Leader of any country starting with T, maybe ?

DOWN
1) see 7dn
2) E-TAGS : gate<,-------s
3) KIM JONG-IL : (mil-,joking)* : good clue as one would expect joking to be a very risky business around that dude.
4) DIVE : ddef
5) STEEL DRUMS : st(-e-e-l-d)rums
6) IRONY : iron-y : not Tina but Fe(iron)y. Swift is Jonathan.
7,1dn) NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN : still thinking . . .
8) see 29ac
13) SEBASTOPOL : (bases)*,to,pol-
15,5ac) NOT ROCKET SCIENCE : ddef
17) CONFORMER : former con (swapped)
18) SQUARE ONE : ddef
21) ETHOS : -etho-s : the Roman figures are M and D.
22) GEMMA : g------,Emma
24) BANTU : ban,tu--- : tunes minus N, E and S.
25) SKIM : s,Kim

Not too bad. The nice 3dn clue tips it to a positive 6/10.

Dr Bob
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Re: DA 20/04/18

Post by Dr Bob » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:23 pm

7d1d somehow clumsily relates to Ja(pa)n, Ne(pa)l , S(pa)in where "pa" = old man

cheers
DrBob

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