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A middle of the road puzzle to start the New Year with no less than eight full anagrams. We appear to have clue padding at 6D, which works perfectly well without the questionable word. At 7D we appear to have a river renamed since whilst the river in question causes amnesia I cant find support for it being called Amnesia. If it catches on this process could be fun - the River Chopper perhaps?

Across
1LASSIE - L(ASS)IE; lean=LIE; girl from The Great Glen;
5CHEWED - C-HEWED;
10PLUTOCRAT - PLUTO-C-RAT; somebody with power aquired through riches;
12TRAITORHOOD - (radio tho rot)*; WW2 traitor William Joyce being the most famous;
13APR - A-PR; Annualized Percentage Rate - what it costs to borrow;
16MANNA - M(elon)-ANNA; honeydew is definition;
17THE,RISE,OF - (here its of)*; more than in Maine;
18ERNES - SEE reversed contains RN;
19IGNORES - (regions)*; Daily Telegraph clue;
21MADRASA - MAD-RAS-A; prince=RAS; a Muslim college;
22INERT - hidden reversed (thg)IN-ERT(aeht);
24PRINCESSE - (press nice)*; a dress in Dijon;
26SERUM - S(ER)UM;
28COT - C(l)OT; but=without; the Malbec grape is also known in France as COT;
29AMELIORATED - (ode material)*;
31INDECENCY - autonomy=inde(p-end)ency then change p=positive and end=close to C=Charlie (phonetic alphabet);
32SNUDGE - (mes)S-NUDGE; fine=end; hunks=miser=SNUDGE;
33LENTIL - LENT-IL; Israel=IL;
Down
1L-PLATE - LP-LATE; LP=Lord Provost;
2SURRENDEREE - SUR-RENDER-EE; keeker=eye=EE;
3STAB - S-TAB; pill=TAB(let); pink=slang for STAB;
4ECTASIS - (s)ECT-AS-IS; unnatural stretch;
5CRONE - CR-ONE; crown=CR;
6HARMONICA - (chairman)* surrounds O=old; club=anagrind; "military" appears to be padding; a HARMONICA is a musical instrument made of bowls filled with different amounts of water that are made to resonate to produce notes made famous by Benjamin Franklin in the 1760s;
7ETH - (L)ETH(e); the river Lethe is the mythical river in Hades known as the river of forgetfulness. Not my field but Ive never heard it called River Amnesia - coming this way soon perhaps the River Chamberpot amongst others?
8E,CONVERSO - (ones cover)*; Latin tag;
9DEDANS - saloons=sedans then change s to D=Germany; spectators at tennis game;
11CONCRESCENT - CONC-RE-SCENT; becoming one is the definition;
14PHRASEMAN - (sharp name)*;
15DISARMING - (said)*-R(M)ING; ignore the capital in the definition=Winsome;
20GANGREL - GANG-REL; related=REL; child starting to walk in Whins of Milton;
21MASAIS - MAS(AI)S;
23TETRYL - TE(TRY)L; Arabic rising=TEL; explosive used as a detonator;
25IMODE - I'M-(n)ODE;
27STEN - NETS reversed;
30LID - (O)-LID; a tile;

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dorsetjimbo
Jan. 9th, 2017 04:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Oops!
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