Friday, 3 May 2013

Solution 012 "Done"

Here are the solutions to Cryptic Crossword 012 "Done" which you can attempt here.

Hope you find them helpful, if you have any questions just leave a comment.

To see the answer just highlight the brackets

ACROSS

1. Finished university job? (3,3,6) - (RUN ITS COURSE)
8. The French seen going after pet in slum (6) - (FAVELA)
9. (8) - (CLUELESS)
10. A madness fell over the first couple of zookeepers in a jungled area (8) - (AMAZONIA)
11. Uranium for a regime leader causes outcry (6) - (UPROAR)
12. Fruit making gadget (10) - (BLACKBERRY)
15. Encase with batter (4) - (WRAP)
16. Josh placed King in Joe's structure (4) - (JOKE)
17. Reliance on broken down ship (5,5) - (OCEAN LINER)
19. Comment about author (6) - (REMARK)
21. Dish of broken eggs? (8) - (OMELETTE)
24. Prompt about bodyguard (8) - (REMINDER)
25. Train with the leaders of Tyndareus' army in state (6) - (SPARTA)
26. Mean small time thief? (5,7) - (PENNY PINCHER)

DOWN

1. Genuine leader of Mayan kingdom (5) - (REALM)
2. Philosopher (not Dutch) took leaders of Zionist/Socialist church of England (9) - (NIETZSCHE)
3. Artist rides in metal vehicle (5) - (TRAIN)
4. Company president is jointly in charge (2-5) - (CO-CHAIR)
5. South American put Uranium on top of mat for a yuan, fishy (9) - (URUGUAYAN)
6. Fly up, taking student about the sun (5) - (SOLAR)
7. Exploit key animal holding a penny (8) - (ESCAPADE)
13. Relaxed hooligan under fire (8) - (LOOSENED)
14. Trapped editor in brick tavern without direction (7,2) - (BLOCKED IN)
15. Cover-up crushing defeat (9) - (WHITEWASH)
18. Drug got cut; it increases one's self importance (3,4) - (EGO TRIP)
20. Put up with a proposal by an irrational character (5) - (ABIDE)
22. Sense broken city (5) - (ESSEN)
23. Thanks the first queen for vegetable (5) - (TATER)

CLUES OF THE DAY


26a. Mean small time thief? (5,7) - (PENNY PINCHER)


A phrase meaning 'Mean' is also a cryptic definition of someone who steals only coppers.

3d. Artist rides in metal vehicle (5) - (TRAIN)


A type of vehicle is made by putting a crossword abbreviation of artist 'RA' in a type of metal.