Tossman Crossword 1003

Across

SHEBANG

CUISINE

COMIC

BANKNOTES

OCEANIA

GIVE IN

WHITE ELEPHANT

CRUMMY

RIVETED

NOTORIOUS

LEMUR

PONTOON

NOTICED

Down

TEEM

FALCON

EGG-BEATER

FIENDISH

TIE THE KNOT

SETS ON

SECTOR

CANE

EXHAUSTING

REPRESENT

TOMORROW

ADORED

CANOPY

VALETS

DOWN

MOCK



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6 thoughts on “Tossman Crossword 1003

  1. Janet Purdey

    Tossman 1003. Could you please explain the answer to 25 across. What has happened to the section where one could find such explanations ?

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  2. pavlov.a Post author

    Hi Janet – thanks for your comment!

    25 Across: Palmerston North is ‘PN’, working is ‘ON’ (as in an electrical device, say) and excessively is ‘TOO’. Put ON+TOO in PN and you get PONTOON, which is another name for the card game ‘Twenty-one’.

    Actually, we’ve always relied on these comment sections for explanations of answers. This allows us to publish the answers very quickly after the puzzles are published, and allows for more detailed explanations if necessary. So thank you, you’ve done exactly the right thing in asking the question!

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    1. pavlov.a Post author

      Hi Colin. Tossman 1003 was published over a year ago so I no longer have the original clues. If you post the clue here, I will reply with an explanation!

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      1. Colin Lundy

        I am working my way through the puzzles in a stack of old Listeners I have been given and have met several challenging clues but this one I could not fathom.

        Crossword 1003
        21 Down
        Clue: Blue sort of clue.
        Answer: DOWN.

        And of course, now that the groundwater of inspiration has seeped slowly through the filtering gravels of the little grey cells and reached the bedrock of understanding all has suddenly become clear.

        Blue, unhappy, hence feeling down.
        And across and down are clues.

        Simple when you know. Or it would have been, had not the grimy window of misdirected inquiry obscured my view of the obvious.

        I have been wracking what little brain exists searching for a colour reference in the word, not a mood.

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        1. pavlov.a Post author

          Haha – love the images of the ‘groundwater of inspiration’ and the ‘grimy window of misdirected inquiry’ 🙂

          Glad you’ve sorted out the answer! Now that you’ve posted the clue I do remember it – quite elegant really.

          Thanks again for your comments, Colin…

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