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Post by MaxEntropy_Man Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:54 am

i never seem to be fast enough for this crowd to get a few in of my own when someone posts them. i like doing them, but the speed here is too much for me. so i look to do them elsewhere at my own plodding pace. here are a few from a complete puzzle that i enjoyed doing recently. might be too simple for this crowd.

1) Musician has material for strings, including one form of sitar (9)
2) Very fast way to cope with lack of corkscrew? (9)
3) Compare Liberal former president with new (5)
4) European seen in London club, a place that attracts many (5)
5) Like diamonds making corrupt mob rich (7)
6) I talk nonsensically about Maori dance, Indian dance (9)
7) Plaintive cry from husband entering port, perhaps (5)
"8") Use an axe, I note, to argue contentiously (4,5)
9) Provide updated description for insurgent outside US city (7)
10) Listener stirred with no end of emotion — that's how theatre should be (7)
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Post by MaxEntropy_Man Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:05 am

i have to say the cluing here is a bit times crossword, very brit style.
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Post by Idéfix Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:11 am

5. Rhombic, anag mob rich
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Post by MaxEntropy_Man Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:13 am

Idéfix wrote:5. Rhombic, anag mob rich
yes.
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Post by bw Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:18 am

1) Musician has material for strings, including one form of sitar (9)

GUITARIST ( GUT including I + anag of SITAR)

6) I talk nonsensically about Maori dance, Indian dance (9)

KATHAKALI ( HAKA inside anag of I+TALK)

7) Plaintive cry from husband entering port, perhaps (5)

WHINE ( H(husband) entering wine(port))

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Post by bw Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:22 am


10) Listener stirred with no end of emotion — that's how theatre should be (7)

STERILE? (anag of LISTENER minus N (end of emotion))

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Post by MaxEntropy_Man Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:23 am

bw wrote:1) Musician has material for strings, including one form of sitar (9)

GUITARIST ( GUT including I + anag of SITAR)

6) I talk nonsensically about Maori dance, Indian dance (9)

KATHAKALI ( HAKA inside anag of I+TALK)

7) Plaintive cry from husband entering port, perhaps (5)

WHINE ( H(husband) entering wine(port))
yes to all.
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Post by MaxEntropy_Man Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:23 am

bw wrote:
10) Listener stirred with no end of emotion — that's how theatre should be (7)

STERILE? (anag of LISTENER minus N (end of emotion))
yes.
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Post by indophile Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:27 pm

MaxEntropy_Man wrote:
4) European seen in London club, a place that attracts many (5)
 MECCA -- M(E)CC+A

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Post by MaxEntropy_Man Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:07 pm

indophile wrote:
MaxEntropy_Man wrote:
4) European seen in London club, a place that attracts many (5)
 MECCA -- M(E)CC+A
yes.
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Post by indophile Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:45 pm

MaxEntropy_Man wrote:
"8") Use an axe, I note, to argue contentiously (4,5)
 CHOP LOGIC ----- CHOP LOG (for use an ax) + IC (I see, for I note)

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Post by MaxEntropy_Man Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:47 pm

indophile wrote:
MaxEntropy_Man wrote:
"8") Use an axe, I note, to argue contentiously (4,5)
 CHOP LOGIC ----- CHOP LOG (for use an ax) + IC (I see, for I note)
yes.
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Post by indophile Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:48 pm

MaxEntropy_Man wrote:
9) Provide updated description for insurgent outside US city (7)
 RELABEL ---- RE(LA)BEL

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Post by MaxEntropy_Man Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:52 pm

indophile wrote:
MaxEntropy_Man wrote:
9) Provide updated description for insurgent outside US city (7)
 RELABEL ---- RE(LA)BEL
yes.
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Post by indophile Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:53 pm

MaxEntropy_Man wrote:
3) Compare Liberal former president with new (5)
 LIKEN? --- L+IKE+N

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Post by MaxEntropy_Man Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:53 pm

only # 2 left.

2) Very fast way to cope with lack of corkscrew? (9)
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Post by MaxEntropy_Man Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:54 pm

indophile wrote:
MaxEntropy_Man wrote:
3) Compare Liberal former president with new (5)
 LIKEN? --- L+IKE+N
yes.
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Post by goodcitizn Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:18 pm

MaxEntropy_Man wrote:only # 2  left.

2) Very fast way to cope with lack of corkscrew? (9)
Breakneck? [Dbl def]

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Post by MaxEntropy_Man Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:25 pm

goodcitizn wrote:
MaxEntropy_Man wrote:only # 2  left.

2) Very fast way to cope with lack of corkscrew? (9)
Breakneck? [Dbl def]
yes. cleaned up!
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Post by bw Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:00 pm

thanks for the set, max.

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