Kropotkin Crossword 04/12/21

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Across

ABBESS

ROWEL

BACILLI

REDWING

MANACLE

SHIKARI

ACTION PAINTING

VAGUE SUSPICION

LEONORA

LINEAGE

ASEPTIC

CAMPION

TASTE

ASSENT

Down

ALBUMS

BACON

SELECTIVE

RADII

WAIMARINO

LOGGING

FIRE INSURANCE

CRYSTAL PALACE

COGNOMENS

NICKNAMES

VALIANT

RENNET

OUTRE

ABIDE



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8 thoughts on “Kropotkin Crossword 04/12/21

    1. pavlov.a Post author

      17D? A RENNET is a variety of large apple. ‘An old bill’ is a TENNER (a $10 or 10 pound note). ‘Got up’ in a down clue means put it in reverse.

      I hope this helps, Fred…

      1. Fred Lunjevich

        Amazing! Never heard of either references and even my British wife didn’t know that an Old Bill is a tenner. Thanks, that one was bothering me for a while.

        1. pavlov.a Post author

          A tricky clue because of the obscure meaning of the word RENNET (Kropotkin loves those) as well as the other misleading references: Old Bill suggests ‘OAC’ or perhaps ‘POLICE’ while Big Apple is often a reference to New York or NY. The use of capital letters is part of the trickery!

  1. Fred Lunjevich

    I much prefer the Everyman crossword. I just find the clues a little more cunning without so much obscurity. When I get an answer in the Kropotkin I feel like doing a little dance

    1. pavlov.a Post author

      Kropotkin relies too heavily on obscure references (eg 1950s movies) and obsolete words in my opinion. Everyman generally has very well written clues using clever word tricks. Some references to the UK can cause a few problems, though!

      1. Fred Lunjevich

        Indeed. I do learn more from Kropotkin because there are so many words and references I’ve never heard of. British references suit me — moving there in February from Auckland. Will still be able to use this site. Great resource.

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