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Jumbo 1073

Nothing particularly noteworthy here, apart from more double definition type clues than usual.

I did not note my time for solving



Across
1 IN PASSING - double definition
6 HANDS-ON - double definition
10 BACON -BAN = embargo, around CO(mpany) = firm
13 GUINEAS - double definition
14 EGRET - hidden reversed in deTERGEnt
15 ABSORBENT - A.B. = sailor, SENT = asked to go, around ORB = world
16 THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL - THE TENANT OF WILD HALL = man renting chaotic meeting room, around FELL = collapsed
17 MANIOC - MANIAC = one not sensible, with the second A replaced by O = nothing
18 NITROGEN - (GET IRON)*, N(ew)
19 HURDLER - HURLER = one throwing, around D(esk)
22 LIP SERVICE - LIP = borderline, SERVICE = ace, perhaps
23 HOSPITAL PASS - double definition
27 CREAM - double definition
29 TREETOP - cryptic definition
30 TAPERING - (GREAT IN P(ower))*
32 PURPORTS - PURS(e) = bag, around PORT = wine
34 DIE AWAY - double definition
36 HADES - (s)HADES = sunglasses
39 RAISE THE ROOF - double definition
41 MALINGERER - MA = relative, LINGERER = one slow to die
44 BLESSED - LESS in BED = not resting so much
46 AUSTRIAN - ATRIA = halls, N(ame), around US = America
48 WAFFLE - double definition
50 TO ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES - TO ALL IN TENTS = Attention, campers, (SPARE POUNDS)*
53 ENGRAVING - double definition, the second cryptic suggesting that to place a body in a grave would be to engrave it
54 HEINE - H = aspiration, EINE = article in German
55 SASHIMI - (HAM IS IS)*
56 TESLA - AL(l) = everybody, SET = prepared, all reversed
57 DIE DOWN - DID OWN = used to have, around E(nergy)
58 ROAD SENSE - ROAD = sounds like rode = travelled, SENSE = hearing
 
Down
1 INGOT - GOT IN = entered, in the wrong order
2 PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - cryptic defnition
3 STEVEDORE - (DESERVE TO)*
4 INSTAR - IN STAR = below sun's surface
5 GREAT CIRCLE - GREAT = much appreciated, CIRCLE = group
6 HEREFORD - HERE FOR = emotional support, D(aughter)
7 NOTHING - NO THIN = reply to the question You're not fat, are you?, G(ood)
8 STANDING PAT - STANDING = reputation, PAT = soft touch
9 NISSEN HUT - (IN THE S(outhern) SUN)*
10 BURGLAR - BURG = GRUB = food, reversed, LAR(d) = fat
11 CHELA - CH(urch), ELA = ALE = alcohol, reversed
12 NETTLE RASH - N(ew), (s)ETTLER = colonist, ASH = tree
17 MALIC - MALIC(e) = vindictive attitude
20 LEARNED PROFESSION - LEARNED = became aware of, PROFESSION = false claim
21 AVATAR - VAT = tax, A = article, in A (newspape)R
24 OSPREY - O = circle, SEY = YES = agreed, reversed, around PR = spin
25 LARCH - L(oat)H around ARC = bow
26 STUDIO - STUD = boss, IO = 1-0 = narrow success (win)
28 MAPLE - (Miss) MA(r)PLE = woman solver
31 PHYSIO - PHYSIC = old medicine, with the last letter changed
33 SPREADEAGLE - (LEADER PAGES)*
35 WEAR AND TEAR - double definition, the first cryptic
37 SERVE - SEVE (Ballasteros) = golfer, around (fai)R(way)
38 GRUB STREET - (BUT REGRETS)*
40 HAD IN MIND - (I HAND)*, MIND = object
42 GOALPOSTS - double definition
43 CREATION - CRE(m)ATION = burning
45 SULTANA - hidden in inSULT AN Arab
47 SATCHMO - S(n)ATCH = grab, MO = second
49 RUSSIA - sounds like RUSHER = one hastening
51 ANGUS - A, NUS = young persons' organisation, arund G(rand)
52 SMITE - S(mall), MITE = child

Comments

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n_e_s_t_o_r
Jan. 25th, 2014 05:34 pm (UTC)
other jumbos
Will there be blogs for Jumbos 1069, 1070, 1071 and 1072? The most recent ones I can find are 1067 and 1068.
jerrywh
Jan. 25th, 2014 11:19 pm (UTC)
Re: other jumbos
comment unspammed.

1069 and 1070 are there (see 11th January) but 1071 and 1072 appear to be missing..
kevingregg
Jan. 26th, 2014 02:50 am (UTC)
Very annoying; I typed in Windfell instead of Wildfell, and that after racking my brains to remember the who of the hall.(I also put in 'extents' for INTENTS, but caught it later.) DNK HOSPITAL PASS. I was wondering about STUDIO; never occurred to me to think of numbers.COD to 44ac or 50ac.
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