Friday, 10 May 2013

Solution 013 "Unlucky"

Here are the solutions to Cryptic 013 "Unlucky" which you can attempt here.


To see the answers highlight the brackets.


ACROSS

6. Bird looked sharp (5-5) - (EAGLE-EYED)
8. Maniacs' shock being taken back (4) - (NUTS)
10. Part seen in Antony and Cleopatra read-through (4) - (AREA)
11. Comforting about getting insurance again? (10) - (REASSURING)
12. Spot the French going after pander (6) - (PIMPLE)
13. Doctor kept time for fish (8) - (STURGEON)
15. Broken drug by a journalist (7) - (CRACKED)
17. Sparkling wine has me squiffy and ultimately shown as one who is uncivilised (7) - (CAVEMAN)
20. Gave into a Portuguese leader; as in deep trouble (8) - (APPEASED)
22. Corrosion consumed wheel (6) - (ROTATE)
24. Disordered foundation in tatters keeping level at first (10) - (BEDRAGGLED)
26. Pull an American (4) - (YANK)
27. The French went after one's island (4) - (ISLE)
28. Similarity like between an Estonian leader and a nazi group (9) - (ALIKENESS)

DOWN

1. Love, destroying ire, is more cheerful (8) - (HEARTIER)
2. Priest performed rite internally on Queen's dogs (10) - (RETRIEVERS)
3. Nervous junction? (7) - (SYNAPSE)
4. Likelihood of ten from the end? (4) - (ODDS)
5. Interest in mathematical branch by university experimental leader (8) - (INTRIGUE)
7. Grab girl on sand (5) - (GRASP)
9. Got an abnormal dance (5) - (TANGO)
14. International organisation put a link to journalist in full (10) - (UNABRIDGED)
16. Her cries shatter fruit (8) - (CHERRIES)
18. Surprise from a saint on a silence (8) - (ASTONISH)
19. Perfect numbers stored in part of mind with icy construction (7) - (IDYLLIC)
21. Put pressure on Newspapers (5) - (PRESS)
23. Herb you put on half of meat (5) - (THYME)
25. Attractive student in journal, looking up (4) - (GLAM)

CLUES OF THE DAY

6a. Bird looked sharp (5-5) - (EAGLE-EYED)

A word meaning sharp is formed by taking a type of bird and a word meaning 'looked'.



3d. Nervous junction? (7) - (SYNAPSE)

A junction that links nerves (for example in your brain).