sghanson (sghanson) wrote in times_xwd_times,
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Jumbo 1398 (August Bank Holiday Monday)

I don't recall any problems with this apart from a quibble with 16A. The checking letters confirm what the answer is but I am still unsure about the clue.



Across
1 GO THROUGH - GOTH = barbarian, ROUGH = uncivilised
6 TIME SIGNATURE - TIMES = by, I = one, G = good, NATURE = character
13 STILL - double definition
14 BOX GIRDER - BOXER = dog, around GIR = RIG = kit, reversed, and (unite)D
15 OVERSEE - O(d)E, around VERSE = poem
16 MONEY DOESN'T GROW ON TREES - cryptic definition, although I am not sure why "green" should indicate money unless it is a reference to US dollars = greenbacks?
18 TRUFFLES - (poiro)T, RUFFLES = messes up
20 MEMSAHIB - (SHAME IM)*, B = bishop
21 DEKKO - final letters of tO thinK tanK somE stupiD, reversed
23 REARED - READ = study, around R.E. = theological teachings
24 BRUTAL - BAL(e) = pack, around RUT = track
25 AMENDABLE - AMENABLE = receptive, around D = daughter
28 SPELLBOUND - SPELL = period, BOUND = in chains
29 KNOT - double definition - the first referring to the wading bird
30 KIPPERS - double definition
32 ARSENAL - ARENA = stadium, around (arrive)S, L(ate)
34 LOUT - L = left, OUT = unconscious
35 OPEN SECRET - (PRETENCE SO)*
38 ENTREATED - END = consequence, around TREE = some wood, itself around A and T(ramp)
39 PHAROS - P(unc)H, AROS(e) = came up. Pharos was the lighthouse at Alexandria, one of the 7 Wonders, hence "wonderful shiner"
40 OODLES - (n)OODLES = chinese food
43 ERNST - hidden in modERN STyle
45 ROPE-WALK - WORKPLA(c)E*
47 ROUSSEAU - (t)ROUSSEAU = bride's package
49 MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA - (M MONROE CELEB SURE ACTING)*
52 TBILISI - initial letters in The Balkan Ideal Ljubljana In Slovenia Is
53 INTENTION - IN = arrived, TENTION sounds like TENSION = stress
54 ENNUI - I = current, (r)UNNE(r) = athlete, all reversed
55 PINKING SHEARS - PIN = something sharp, KINGS = college, HEARS = tries
56 GYPSY MOTH - (PYGMY SHOT)*


Down
1 GASOMETER - GAMETE = egg, around SO = very, R(oost)
2 TRIANGULATE - (GREAT AUNT LI(ly))*
3 RALLY - double definition
4 UNBROKEN - UN = a, foreign, BRO = relation, KEN = knowledge
5 HEXOSE - HOSE = stockings, around EX = old lover
6 THIRTEENTH - (HIT, THE RENT)*
7 MUD-WRESTLING - MUD = defamation, WREST = forcibly remove, LING = swimmer
8 STREWTH - STREW = spread, TH(is)
9 GROUND-BREAKING - double definition, the second mildly cryptic
10 AVERRED - AVE = prayer, R = king, RED = a shade
11 UNSPEAKALE - cryptic definition
12 EYES - (attractiv)E, YES = I agree
17 SOMERSET - SOME = outstanding, SET = place, around R = right
19 FREELANCE - EEL in FRANCE = fish in the Seine perhaps
22 GRUNTLED - GRUNT = sound from sty, LED = came first
25 ANTIPHON - NATION* around P(ublic) and H(angings)
26 DIPTEROUS - (SOUP TIRED)*
27 TOILET-TRAINING - TOILE = linen, T.T. = dry, RAINING = wet
28 SEA LEVEL - AL(l) = entirely, in SEEVEL = LEVEES = flood barriers, reversed
31 GUNPOWDER TEA - cryptic definition
33 SET IN MOTION - SET = group, IN = elected, MOTION = propsal
36 RALLENTANDO - (OLD NAN LATER)
37 BALLPOINTS - B = British, ALL POINTS = every quarter
41 SQUEAMISH - SQUAMISH = native American, around E = English
42 POWER NAP - POWER = might, NAP = PAN = god, reversed
44 TERMINI - TEN = number, around R.M = service and I(ndustry), I = one
46 PIGGISH - PISH = nonsense, around G(ula)G and I
48 BERING - BEING = essence, around R(ussia)
50 ENEMY - hidden reversed in gYM ENErgetically
51 ATOP - initial letters of Playing Out The Alamo reversed
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