Kropotkin Crossword 05/12/20

Need an answer explained?

Scroll down below the answers to view questions and explanations already posted about the clues, or to post a comment or question of your own. We’ll post a reply as soon as we can – usually within a few hours.

Across

ROYAL FLUSH

RANI

COWHIDE

QUASHED

ENSUE

SEEDINESS

COME FORTH

BIER

OMAN

STERN POST

EDITH PIAF

LATHE

PIQUANT

REYNARD

NOEL

ADAMANTINE

Down

RACKET

YOWLS

LOITERER

LEEKS

SEQUESTER

ATHLETICS

INDUSTRY

TAXIS

ODALISQUE

OUTWITTED

HOMESPUN

APOLLYON

SHEAR

BEADLE

FORUM

TRAGI



237px-crossword_psfHow to solve Kropotkin, Tossman and other cryptic crosswords.

Scroll down to view questions and explanations already posted about this crossword, or to post a comment or question of your own. We’ll post a reply as soon as we can – usually within a few hours. The first time you leave a comment on this site, it will not appear until it has been approved. More info (incl your privacy)

Warning: spoilers may appear in the comments below!

4 thoughts on “Kropotkin Crossword 05/12/20

  1. Fred

    Hi – great site! My wife and I are curious about the significance of the word Ted in 11A (not sure how one arrives at Quashed). I’m uncertain of what Middle East means in 20A. Any assistance here greatly appreciated!

    1. pavlov.a Post author

      Fred, thanks for the feedback – much appreciated!

      11A: ‘Put an end to’ is the definition. ‘The game’ is SQUASH, but remove the compass point at the beginning (S). ‘Ted’ is a synonym for ‘Ed’ as they are both abbreviations of ‘Edward’.

      20A: ‘Circuit’ is a ring or circle, signifying the letter O. ‘Race’ is MAN and ‘here in the Middle East’ is the definition. You could also see ‘Race here’ as signifying the Isle of Man where there is a well-known motor race, but I think the first explanation is more convincing!

      I hope this helps 🙂

      1. Fred

        Ahhhh! Sensational, thanks. My wife and I are doing these and the Observer Everyman ones in the NZ Herald every weekend. I’m starting to get it. Very satisfying figuring out some of these more obscure and tricky ones.

        1. pavlov.a Post author

          Glad to be able to help! The Observer Everyman is my favourite I think – not too reliant on very obscure words and it has nicely crafted clues 🙂

Comments are closed.