The Daily Worker Placement

Saturday, April 13, 2024

A “Designer” Cryptic

by | published Wednesday, March 29, 2023

I hope you enjoyed last week’s cryptic (answers are below). Here’s another one to tickle your cryptic itch.  Once again, no prize–just solving fun.

Cryptic crossword grid

Across

1  Utah music designed over more than one Century? (9)

8  150 took a ship and made a second journey in the dark (5)

9  Frantic balladeers exiling rebel leader and architect of Black Fleet (9)

  11  Drive car back to knock out classic card-sorting game (4-1)

  13  Bring back mug holding a little bit of Americano? (4)

  15  Betsy and I supervised Arkham’s final hour (5)

  18  Tattoo of Kelvin on lower half of shin (3)

  20  Man behind dungeon raiders stepping around harder characters (6-7)

  22  Talk endlessly to Randy Bachman’s son (3)

  24  Heard hymn in marine biome (5)

  27  Volume of complaints is reported (4)

  28  Wow! The last of Belarus’ wildlife are aquatic birds (5)

  30  Rocky Mountains are crumbling? Don’t mourn–he brought us the creature that ate Sheboygan (9)

  33  Confused din before AI returns to Asian subcontinent (5)

  34  Subvert his purple leader of Britannia? (9)

Down

1  Family and press: together (3)

2  Couple left taking little something for a roof (3)

3  Labour sabotage insider could be major or minor? (4)

4  40% of clean air is behind mystic vale (5)

5  Cries out for some cake decorators (5)

6  I’m involved in crazy antics with Marco Polo, designer (7)

7  Koran defaced in Ohio (5)

  10  Extinct bird smothered by endless current of sleeping gods (6)

  12  Beaches eroding a couple of possible fourth-wall breakers (6)

  14  GMT Revolutionary War specialist is slim, ok? Sorry. (6)

  16  Work a large gem (4)

  17  Neighbourhood about to be surrounded by recovery group (4)

  19  One of the most prolific designers of all time put a big piece of knish on top of the last letter I almost opened (6)

  21  Rocked a cradle made on Mars (7)

  23  Profit is deposited after the first of April once more (5)

  25  Run over horse heading north (5)

  26  Solly mixed some disinfectant (5)

  29  I’m looking up, taking in a skirt above the knee (4)

  31  Casual affirmation: make hay after rising… (3)

  32  …and not uncovering menorah (3)


ANSWERS TO LAST WEEK’S PUZZLE

Across: 1 Lego board anagram, 7 U + bongo, 9 bursars got anagram, 10 upchucking anagram – GUNK, 14 A + PATH + cite reversal, 18 alum + nae, 21 double definition, 25 TOR + I + C(limb), 26 worker placement, 27 ting + e, 28 closer – C, 29 OR reversal + UNDER, 30 iron stains anagram, 34 (dishonest – HIS) anagram, 38 kid mooning anagram, 40 rococo, 41 expressed. 

Down: 2 double definition, 3 o + part, 4 Blur anag + E, 5 G + Audi, 6 alligator carcass, 7 tough – TO, 8 new homophone, 9 Molly drawls anagram – Y, 11 rune is anagram, 12 necrotic anagram, 13 to croupier anagram, 15 (rapture + E) anagram , 16 tipplers – L, 17 catALan container, 19 cool anagram, 20 mI’Me container, 22 AK + IN, 23 (NET + NOD) reversal, 24 purge – P, 31 Anne + X, 32 tutor homophone, 33 double definition, 35 Bono – B, 36 double definition, 37 t(K)o, 39 AberdEEN

Author

  • David W.

    David is the Managing Editor of the DWP. He learned chess at the age of five and has been playing tabletop games ever since. His collection currently consists of about 600 games, which take up way too much space. His game "Odd Lots" won the inaugural TABS Game Design Contest in 2008. He is currently Managing Editor of The Daily Worker Placement. All in all he's pretty smug about his knowledge of games and game design.

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One thought on “A “Designer” Cryptic

  1. Paul says:

    Cool, thank you!

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