Kropotkin Crossword 1060

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Across

CAROUSEL

OIL RIG

FLUTES

BRISBANE

SCARLET BUGLERS

VAMP

SWORD

SPIT

LEAD-FREE PETROL

OSTOMIES

RAPIDS

BOFFIN

BUSTARDS

Down

BALL

PORTER

CLUB

DOSING

CLOBBERS

PIANISSIMO

SESTETS

CHARLESTON

BROKE

PLAY-OFFS

DEPARTS

FRIEND

TOP HAT

SABU

DUDE



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4 thoughts on “Kropotkin Crossword 1060

  1. Joy Florence

    Can you please explain parsing for 1 down, 2 down and 4 down? I was stuck with the NW corner because I had sonnets for 4 down, and it still makes more sense to me. Also I had considered dosing for 4 down but why? Thanks.

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    1. pavlov.a Post author

      Welcome, Joy – thanks for your interesting questions!

      1 Have such a one for a good time, though it’s partly over (4). In the game of cricket, an ‘over’ is a set of 6 deliveries. Each delivery bowled (ie ‘part’ of an over) is a BALL. And if you’re having a ball you’re having fun. So it’s really a double definition clue.

      2 One carrying ale into bars, where his output went (6). A tricky triple definition. PORTER is someone who carries, and also a type of beer. It’s also a reference to Cole Porter the composer – a play on words since his ‘output’ was written down in ‘bars’ on a musical manuscript. A bit far-fetched perhaps 🙂

      4 The strip that caused much apprehension among boxers – doing without succeeded! (6). The letters of ‘DOING’ are placed around (‘without’) the letter S. The definition part refers to the dosing strip which councils used to set up for medicating dogs to prevent parasites. ‘Boxers’ are a type of dogs. Again, a bit far-fetched – I’m not sure how apprehensive the dogs were (as opposed to their owners). See https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/dosing-strip.

      Re Sonnets: You mean 8 Down” (Carcassonne’s heart is in Paris: set out to write some stanzas). If so, “sonnets’ fits the definition but the rest of the clue doesn’t really fit. Carcassonne’s heart (middle letter) is S. ‘Is in Paris’ means the word ‘is’ translated into French – EST. ‘Set out’ means an anagram of ‘set’. Another tricky clue this week!

      I hope this is helpful…

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      1. Joy Florence

        Thanks for those. Wow. Some really obscure clueing there. I had thought of porter , for carrier and ale, but couldn’t account for the output part. And I completely missed the cricket reference for ball. And for 8 down I spent a long time trying to make Paris plus s plus set into something useful – did not pick up on Paris meaning French. Still I’m pleased with myself for being able to almost complete a Kropotkin these days.

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