jackkt (jackkt) wrote in times_xwd_times,
jackkt
jackkt
times_xwd_times

Times Cryptic 26263

28 minutes for this one. I blogged this as a last-minute stand-in so I haven't written much, but please ask if further explanations are required.


{deletions} [indicators]



Across
1 CAPSICUM - CAP (beat), anagram [rocking] of MUSIC
6 CASBAH - AB (sailor) reversed inside CASH (money)
9 STUN - STUN{t} (wheeze)
10 ACCUSATION - C (conservative) + USA (country) inside ACTION (hostilities)
11 JUST AS WELL - JUST (very recently), AS WELL (too)
13 LEEK - LEE (shelter), {par}K
14 I DARE SAY - Anagram [novel] of IS A{l}READY
16 VIRAGO - A inside VIRGO (sign of a house)
18 ODDISH - DO (serve) reversed, DISH (food)
20 ITERATES - {c}ITES (names) encloses RATE (judge)
22 FAZE - Sounds like "phase" (chapter). My last one in very much aided by realising we probably had a pangram but were still missing F and Z.
24 RENT-A-QUOTE - Anagram [oddly] of NOT A QUEER T (time)
26 BOTTICELLI - B (British), OTT (excessive), ICE (coolness), ILL (poor) reversed
28 DUEL - U (united) in DEL (key)
29 NO BALL - NOB (aristocrat), ALL (everyone). 'Lord's decision' is the definition.
30 DEMERARA - Hidden and reversed in {pe}AR A REMED{y}. 'From the east' indicates reversal.



Down
2 ASTOUNDED - A (answer), then {righ}T inside SOUNDED (seemed)
3 SENATOR - N (new) inside SEAT (constituency), O{verfamilia}R
4 CHAOS - CHA{d} (republic, minus D for Democrat), SO (very) reversed
5 MAC - Two definitions
6 C'EST LA VIE - Cryptic definition with 'Nice' indicating the answer is in French
7 SETTLER - L (learner) inside SETTER (me - or rather him or her)
8 ATONE - ON (working) inside ATE (scoffed)
12 ELYSIAN - ELY (see), {place}S,  IAN (boy)
15 SPHERICAL - Anagram [awkwardly] of RILES CHAP
17 GUEST BEER - Anagram of SURE BET EG
19 INERTIA - IN (ruling), ER (monarch), then {p}A{p}I{s}T{s} reversed
21 ASUNDER - A, S (small), UN + DER (foreign articles)
23 A GOGO - AGO (in the past), GO (travel)
25 AXIOM - A, XI (team), OM (honour)
27 LAD - DAL{i} (painter) reversed
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 29 comments
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →