Friday, 29 March 2013

Solution 004 "Next Move"

Hello all,

Here are the solutions for Cryptic 004 "Next Move" which you can attempt here. To see all of my puzzles to date (in multiple formats including new interactive Java versions) click here or click on 'Cryptic Crosswords' in the pages section.



As always, highlight the brackets to see the answer.


ACROSS

1. Completed borehole? Congratulations (4.4) - (WELL DONE)
6. Writer kept very quiet pet (6) - (POPPET)
9. Cunning about switch (6) - (CLEVER)
10. Coppers put extreme brute force into geezer making vegetable (8) - (CUCUMBER)
11. Neutered, say, by tool (5) - (SPADE)
12. Band leader is radical, alien and first to take drugs (9) - (MAJORETTE)
14. One Direction featured in current EP (4) - (DISC)
16. Man moulded in clay for religious post (10) - (CHAPLAINCY)
18. Before huge final, a good game about extreme soldiers makes six turn violent (10) - (AGGRESSIVE)
19. Brave gamble (4) - (GAME)

20. Language from a disorderly ska fair; ultimate rastifarian seen inside (9) - (AFRIKAANS)
22. Question a sailor from arab country (5) - (QATAR)
25. Picture of man on a girl (4,4) - (MONA LISA)
26. Middle eastern sailor, found with one in bow (6) - (ARABIC)
27. Rascal going extreme after tainted drug (3,3) - (BAD EGG)
28. Under-promoted? (8) - (KNIGHTED)


DOWN

2. Degenerating heart; monitor internal insolence and wrongdoing (9) - (ECLIPSING)
3. Dwelt with backward rogue (5) - (LIVED)
4. Monster found in bog reeds (4) - (OGRE)

5. Ejaculation stain! (11,4) - (EXCLAMATION MARK)
6. Untruths about a group of insects, say (4,2,4) - (PACK OF LIES)
7. Current queen in resting within heart of spa with girl mollycoddling (9) - (PAMPERING)
8. Escape Eastern plane clutching first of children (5) - (EJECT)
13. Sport glaze covering well cooked steak (3,7) - (ICE SKATING)
15. Tissue, from body painting leading lady, I kept within safe (9) - (CARTILAGE)
17. Hostile wrecked active mob (9) - (COMBATIVE)
21. Flower girl (5) - (FLORA)
23. Inundated Austria with money after leader lost (5) - (AWASH)
24. Skinhead seen within a zionist camp (4) - (NAZI)


CLUES OF THE DAY

14a. One Direction featured in current EP (4) - (DISC)

Take the roman numeral for one and a direction and put them in (featured in) a type of current (not AC) to make an EP.

3d. Dwelt with backward rogue (5) - (LIVED)

A word meaning dwelt can be found by putting a word for a rogue backwards.