Kropotkin Crossword 30/01/21

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Across

EQUALS SIGN

ASAR

FIBROMA

ENIGMAS

CALVE

UNSETTLED

MODERATOR

ANON

APSE

RISK MONEY

HORSELESS

SEVER

REALISE

CHIRRUP

DUTY

STRONG SUIT

Down

EFFECT

UMBEL

LOOSENER

SNAFU

GUESSWORK

SEMBLANCE

RESIDENT

BIOTA

OBSERVANT

ALINEMENT

LATHERED

COASTING

DENIM

ARMPIT

SECCO

VIRTU



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7 thoughts on “Kropotkin Crossword 30/01/21

  1. Rick

    Hi, could you explain how you got 6 across please? “As soon as Reynard heads into the lights, we may see Fox tracks”.

    I can see the initial letters of “As soon as Reynard” referenced by “heads” which gives the answer, but where do lights and Fox tracks fit it?

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    1. pavlov.a Post author

      Hi Rick – first of all, thanks for including the clue wording in your question!

      Yes, you’re right about the initial letters. ‘Into the lights’ means ‘put into the white squares of the crossword’ – lights is used in that sense, although not commonly in my experience. An ASAR is a Scandinavian word for a long trail (‘track’) of rocks and gravel left by a glacier and its meltwater. So ‘Fox’ is a reference to the Fox Glacier. This is my explanation anyway 🙂

      Not a very successful clue to my mind! I enjoyed the reference to the Fox Glacier but ‘Asar’ doesn’t seem to be an English word, and ‘lights’ is also pretty obscure. So two obscure references make this a pretty far-fetched clue in my opinion…

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      1. Rick

        Thanks for the explanation, it’s appreciated. I feel somewhat vindicated for not getting the reasoning behind that one, but I should have seen the reference to Fox glacier.

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  2. Fred

    Thought there were some dubious clues in this one. How one arrives at HORSELESS (24A) from “King was in such a state that he offered to exchange all his property for transport” escapes me.

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  3. Fred

    Oh! Not Charles Brady King then? Just discovered he had something to di with inventing a horseless carriage. In any case, a weird clue!

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    1. pavlov.a Post author

      Haha – well, you might be right but I’ve never heard of CB King so I’m sticking with my solution 🙂

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