DA 2014/06/20

19D is ANAGRAM, and every clue has had one word in the definition replaced by an anagram.

Across
1. Tom’s => Most
5. Bride’s => Debris
10. hornet => throne
11. reunites => retinues
12. Night => Thing
13. hatred => thread
14. Hustler’s => ruthless
16. Aral => Lara
18. doorbell => bordello
20. ads => sad
23. groans => sarong
24. Flow => wolf
26. Unseals => sensual
27. Lanced => candle
28. notes => tones
29. Sartre => arrest

Down
2. Times => smite
3. Bella => label
4. loans => salon
6. Rescue => secure
7. Tame => meat
8. stream => master
9. Cardies => sidecar
15. trap => part
17. Sole => lose
19. Clambers => scramble
21. camps => scamp
25. state => taste

Groundhog Day


Groundhog Day

by Rupert Morrish


Seven clues share a feature with the 1993 movie. Their definitions are complete, but their wordplay is not.

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#26

Happy New Year!


#26

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#25

Merry Christmas!


#25

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#24

Just like that, another crossword.

David’s visiting today. Let’s see if he inspires another clue as desperate as OFFENCE RELATING TO FIRE EXITS.


#24

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Nine months without a crossword

What a terrible host I am.

Here’s one I did as a potential between-rounds handout sheet for the pub quiz I work on. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts to make it easy, it was deemed too hard.

There’s a couple of full grids on the bubble. I hope to complete at least one before the end of the year!


TMT Trivia

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DA 2013/11/01

The theme, 6D 24D, is DELIBERATE TYPO. Every definition has one letter wrong. They are:

Across
8: Cater / Hater
9: verNe / verSe
10, 2: fUr / fAr
11: armY / armS
12: sHooter / sCooter
14: outsiZe / outsiDe
15: plaNe / plaCe
17: Gin / Win
20: fiX / fiT
22: Cake / Fake
23: sHack / sNack
24: rIot / rOot
25: daiLy / daiSy
26: sTeaks / sNeaks

Down:
1: Rated / Dated
3: diTty / diRty
4: skIll / skUll
5: Perving / Serving
6: poWder / poNder
7: saY / saD
13: Might / Sight
16: Punning / Cunning
18: loVer / loSer
19: nOtion / nAtion
21: piNched / piTched
22: sCud / sPud
24: blAnder / blUnder

#23


#23

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Five across clues have no definition. They intersect their 25 acrosses, which have no clue at all.

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