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The Friday Broadsheet Simple ‘n’ Cryptic Crossword.

A difficult, tricky weekly head melter by ‘Rossaire’.

A copy of The Broadsheet Book Of Unspecified Things That Look Like Ireland (New Island) to the first person to solve the ‘word.

Solutions revealed at 12 Noon.

Thanks Ross O’Mullane

Update:

Clues explained for Rossaire No.1

Ross writes:

If you’re new to this. The answer is usually (but not always) repeated twice in the clue.
Look out for words like drunk, smashed, wasted, crashed etc as they often indicate an anagram
There are things and patterns you learn over time. Reading the explainer below should help.
And I’m just new to making crosswords too, so help and criticism of the below is welcomed.


Across

1. Burner smashed on rocky area (6)

Burner smashed (anagram of BURREN) on rocky area (BURREN)

4. Irish entry could be English deposit? (8)

Irish entry (Molly STERLING) could be English deposit (STERLING)?

9. Drunk spacer meets 80’s TV ghost (6)

Drunk spacer (anagram of CASPER) meets 80’s TV ghost (CASPER)

10. Ten pin gyrator drops party for atmospheric element (8)

Ten pin gyrator drops party (remove party from “ten pin gyrator” get NITROGEN) for atmospheric element (NITROGEN)

12. Professional takes male chromosomes to delegate (5)

Professional (PRO-) takes male chromosomes (-XY) to delegate (PROXY)

13. Rude nudes wasted are squandered (9)

Rude nudes wasted (anagram of UNDERUSED) are squandered (UNDERUSED)

15. Sounds like bear grades my house’s efficiency (3)

Sounds like bear (BER) grades my house’s efficiency (BER)

16. Company takes an edge for cancer therapy (5)

Company (CO) takes an edge (HEM) for cancer therapy (CHEMO)

17. At home on street might be quickest way behind enemy lines? (6)

At home (IN) on street (ROAD) might be quickest way behind enemy lines? (INROAD)

22. It’s repeated taking the edges of cycling alcoholic (6)

It’s repeated (CYCLIC) taking the edges of cyc(CYC-)ling alcoholic(-LIC)

24. Southern Asti drunk by old German police (5)

Southern (S-) Asti drunk (anagram of –TASI) by old German police (STASI)

27. Kite loses energy for gear (3)

Kite loses energy (KIT – e is energy) for gear (KIT)

28. Establishment or Iona (9)

Establishment (INSTITUTE) or Iona (INSTITUTE)

31. Boxer possibly found in 1 across? (5)

Boxer (ROCKY) possibly found in 1 across? (ROCKY)

32. Unnecessary, sounds like instruction to bread maker (8)

Unnecessary, (NEEDLESS) sounds like instruction to bread maker (NEEDLESS as in knead less)

33. Air man crashed in docking facility (6)

Air man crashed (anagram MARINA) in docking facility (MARINA)

34. Doctor leaves tattooed Nordic with corrective substance (8)

34. Doctor leaves tattooed Nordic (remove doctor from tattooed Nordic for ANTIDOTE) with corrective substance (ANTIDOTE)

35. On top of additionally (2,4)

35. On top (AS WELL) of additionally (AS WELL)

Down

1. Graduate meets Calvin Klien then Father meets Calvin Klein for a hikers bag (8)

Graduate (BA-) meets Calvin Klien (CK-) then Father (PA-) meets Calvin Klein (CK) for a hikers bag (BACKPACK)

2. Rebuilt, refurbished resorted (8)

Rebuilt, (RESTORED) refurbished resorted (anagram of RESTORED)

3. All of us aint nobody (9)

All of us (EVERYBODY) aint nobody (EVERYBODY)

5. Angry ire in politician attempted (5)

Angry ire (anagram -RIE-) in politician (T-D) attempted (TRIED)

6. Scarcer found in ultra reraise (5)

Scarcer (RARER) found in ultra(RA) rer(RER)aise

7. Messed up signet is drunk (6)

Messed up signet (anagram INGEST) is drunk (INGEST)

8. Green lights take Daniel backwards for reproductive bits (6)

Green lights (GO’S) take Daniel backwards (NAD) for reproductive bits (GONADS)

11. Reversed 50 gets first class massage for final ceremony (6)

Reversed 50 (L) gets first class (AI) massage (RUB – all backwards = BURIAL) for final ceremony (BURIAL)

14. One produced Irish producer and musician (3)

One produced (anagram ENO) Irish producer and musician (ENO)

18. Shaken first four letters of 31 across gets editor (6)

Shaken (ROCKED) first four letters of 31 across (ROCK-) gets editor (-ED)

19. Al leaves Australians for locals in 25 down (9)

Al leaves Australians (Remove Al for AUSTRIANS) for locals in 25 down (AUSTRIANS)

20. Warm rice cooked for battle violation (3,5)

Warm rice cooked (anagram WAR CRIME) for battle violation (WAR CRIME)

21. Old perimeter barrier started the urban rural divide (4,4)

Old perimeter barrier (CITY WALL) started the urban rural divide (CITY WALL)

23. Tom sorts out act (3)

Tom (CAT) sorts out act (anagram of CAT)

25. Oh this means nothing to me, host city this weekend (6)

Oh this means nothing to me, (Song lyric: VIENNA) host city this weekend (VIENNA)

26. Declare butt on extra retail therapy for starters (6)

Declare (ASSERT) butt (ASS-) on extra retail therapy for starters (-ERT are starting letters)

29. Lazed about found in candid ledger (5)

Lazed about (IDLED) found in candid(ID-) led(-LED)ger

30. Awake and ready is distraught (5)
Awake (UP-) and ready (-SET) is distraught (UPSET)

Thanks all

6 thoughts on “The Friday Word

  1. Tony

    But…but…it’s not interactive like other online crosswords. You have to print it out and do it with a filthy chewed pencil like something from the 1970s.

    Jayziz.

    Plus what happened to the dog’s back leg?

    1. Kieran NYC

      That’s the “old” Chompsky. Surprisingly, it took about three years of Broadsheet for anyone to notice the weird leg and change it.

  2. edalicious

    I would love an interactive version. It’s far harder to pretend to work when you have to print off a crossword at the shared office printer.

  3. Anne Marie Murphy

    Across:
    Burren
    Sterling
    Casper
    Nitrogen
    Proxy
    Underused
    BER
    Chemo
    inroad
    cyclic
    stasi
    kit
    institute
    rocky
    needless
    marina
    antidote
    as-well

    DOWN:
    backpack
    restored
    everybody
    tried
    rarer
    ingest
    gonads
    burial
    eno
    rocked
    austrians
    war crimes
    city wall
    cat
    vienna
    assert
    idled
    upset

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