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The dictionary crossword is my righteous quest.
But can I get 16 Across? Be fvcked!
Posted by Tony Tea on 23 September 2008 at 13:10 in Crosswords | Permalink
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This post is pretty obtuse, even for you.
23 September 2008 at 14:39
This (cheating) site offers 31 words that fit this template but it is slightly harder without the clue!
23 September 2008 at 15:05
Sang with the Belmonts.
Francis Xavier Holden |
23 September 2008 at 15:07
Won the Australian PGA Championship in '79 at Royal Melbourne.
23 September 2008 at 15:26
pi=pietistic (Roget's 979)
Pian a river in NSW
23 September 2008 at 16:04
The clue is there. You have to click the picture.
"Sanctimonious article on NSW banker."
Gaz: Obtuse is 6 letters. Doesn't fit.
FX: No. Not Lion and the Belmonts.
RT: No. Not Stewart Girn.
Sanctimonious = pi
Article = an
Pi + an = Pian = creek.
Got it now.
Mind you, the online Roget doesn't connect sanctimonious and pi. And Pian Creek is very pi-ssant banker.
23 September 2008 at 19:19
Got to have the book, I guess. Pian makes it into the Times World atlas which is pretty good for this crossword, which frequently has the most obscure Australian place names. (I'll have the pages containing the words starting'ou' to 'ow' when you get your dictionary.)
23 September 2008 at 20:33
Not quite the place for it but ... What is with this weeks dictionary crossword? Both 16 and 17 down are not cryptic. Well I am right piste off!
01 February 2009 at 11:04
16 Down: It's the legislature of the US (8)
Pretty dodgy. I suppose the clue refers to the general version of "congress" as the legislative body of any country, and "Congress" as the legislative body of the US in particular.
17 Down: Not prepared for skiing (3-5)
I'll give it a pass. Just. Or maybe I won't. Perhaps there should have been a question mark at the end to indicate a pun.
Tony T |
01 February 2009 at 12:45
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