Issue 125: Crossword – The Emerald Isle

19 October 2017

Crossword by Boffles

The Emerald Isle

 

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19 October 2017

Crossword by Boffles

The Emerald Isle

Across
1 Monarch revered by 7dn (4,7)
6 ‘And pluck till time and times are done The silver apples of the …….’ 10ac (4)
8 Puritan who pacified it with harsh measures (8)
10 ‘Under bare Ben Bulben’s head, In Drumcliff churchyard’ he lies (5)
12 What makes it so green (4)
15 Common synonym for a ceilidh (1,2)
16 Plural of the third largest city (5)
18 Impossible to buy a stamp here in Dublin during Easter 1916 (3,4,6)
21 Did this Greek wanderer really pitch up in Dublin? On the title page at least (7)

Down
2 Paisley who was a Protestant leader (3)
3 St Patrick spread the Lord’s there (4)
4 City favoured by Edward Lear? (8)
5 Kind of stout produced by cows? (4)
6 County is the PM with nothing added (4)
7 Protestants who celebrate the Battle of the Boyne (9)
9 A shortage of 13dn led to this (10)
11 ‘On the green banks of …….., when Sheelah was nigh, No blithe Irish lad was so happy as I’ Campbell (7)
13 Lifted with a spud? (8)
14 Leading destination for those embarking on 9dn (3)
17 Non-verbal moonshine (6)
19 The IRA are ….. of 7dn (4)
20 What’s left without the Six Counties (4)

Issue 124: Plain Vanilla 25

12 October 2017

Crossword by Boffles

Plain Vanilla 25

 

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12 October 2017

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Plain Vanilla 25

Across
1 Branch of the law for the protection of luvvies? (6)
4 ‘Nature ……… a vacuum’ Aristotle (6)
9 Signs of learning (1-6)
10 ‘I was elsewhere’ defence (5)
11 What the ambitious want to do in life (3,2)
12 Favourite fruit of millennials, we understand (7)
13 Blackboard or, so we hear, classroom assistant (8,3)
18 Thermonuclear weapon (1-4)
20 They have the edge over Marquesses (5)
22 Rest adds fifty for artist’s equipment (5)
23 Pop stars’ entourage, not necessarily tattooed (7)
24 Explanatory stories? Exactly right (4,2)
25 Guide loses the North East for Roman orator (6)

Down
1 Funereal address can lack energy (6)
2 Rented property is if still on the market (5)
3 Massive hit movie (7)
5 Thuggish cheer heard at the opera? (5)
6 Artistic paperwork (7)
7 Third cherry stone after tinker (6)
8 Famous film about stellar nativity (1,4,2,4)
14 City connected to Diana and Paul (7)
15 Dictator found hiding in a culvert (7)
16 Old Nick finds work for these hands (4)
17 Oxford boat taking on everybody in the Middle East (4)
19 Lecherous looks (5)
21 Kind of crime that is sharply up? (5)

Issue 123: Crossword – Fashion Week

5 October 2017

Crossword by Boffles

Fashion Week

 

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5 October 2017

Crossword by Boffles

Fashion Week

Across
1 The industry bible (5)
4 Collections are modelled on it (7)
8 Small and neat article used to repair make-up? (7)
9 Fashionistas who are worshipped? (5)
10 What a designer hopes to hear together with ‘aahs’ when his or her collection is shown (4)
11 People are likely to want your number if you have a great one (6)
13 A model Watson closer to Harry than Sherlock (4)
15 Add French ‘of’ to find what Stella, Karl, Giorgio and Co do (4)
18 A Coco but no clown (6)
20 Royal numbered among fashion’s 9ac (5)
22 Does each designer hope to ……. the others? Probably (5)
23 Will your skin go leathery if you over-do it? (7)
24 Noisy way to do hair? (7)
25 Short skirts seen on the streets? (5)

Down
1 A Beckham but no footballer (8)
2 Uncool trainer (3,4)
3 Desirable quality for fashion designers (4)
4 Your shorts may be this kind of jeans (3-3)
5 60’s model but still going strong (6)
6 Don’t you just love this parfum? (5)
7 With which fashionistas greet each other (4)
12 Aloof Wintour connected with 1ac (4)
14 Clothing brand that causes a storm? (7)
16 Milan is the location of this one (7)
17 Sort of bag you hang on to? (6)
19 You may or may not be when you wear these pants (3)
20 Versatile material (5)
21 Is Hugo top dog? (4)

Issue 122: Crossword – Up in the Air

28 September 2017

Crossword by Boffles

Up in the Air

 

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28 September 2017

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Up in the Air

Across
1 Nickname for an ineffective WW2 bomber? (5)
4 Birds of prey flown by the Red Arrows? (5)
7 Stupid person loses beginning but still lowly ranked in the RAF (3)
8 BA or Virgin, for example (7)
9 Fighter designed by a Mikoyan (3)
10 Can land on water (9)
12 See 3dn (4)
13 Storage unit but not for clothes (6)
16 Blissfully happy on this cumulonimbus (5,4)
17 Icarus flew too close to it (3)
18 Balloon attachment from Venice? (7)
20 Sheep-like airport manager? (3)
21 Emitted by 17ac (3)
22 Deadly French flying fish? (7)

Down
1 Person who supports you up there and on social occasions (7)
2 Ox 12dn Russians (3)
3 & 12ac Marine anger found on a carrier (3)
4 Harvey or Irma, for example (9)
5 Sound of an unhappy engine? (7)
6 Geese formation (5)
10 Location of 13ac and 14dn (9)
11 In short, rank of Percy Prune (2)
12 Lancasters were …….. ….. the Dambusters (5,2)
14 Required for take-off (7)
15 Illusory French fighter? (6)
16 Shape of airship balloon and a good smoke (5)
17 Cavalry sword that cuts through the air? (5)
19 Destination of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (3)

Issue 121: Crossword – Mellow Fruitfulness

21 September 2017

Crossword by Boffles

Mellow Fruitfulness

 

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21 September 2017

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Mellow Fruitfulness

Across
1 Can be sour if you miss out (6)
3 Mediterranean staple (6)
6 Produce from a thorny plant sometimes made into 20ac (7)
8 Sounds like an amusing chap but foraged for in woods (5)
9 Body parts containing grain? (4)
10 The well-informed knows his (6)
12 Quiet 9ac (5)
16 Harvested from the sea (8)
18 Home of Muscat 1ac? (4)
20 The one of figs will get things moving (5)
21 Science of turning 1ac into wine (7)
22 Rough-skinned and brownish apple (6)
23 A matter of this whether you prefer claret or burgundy (5)

Down
1 Where it all happens (6)
2 Where they make apples into strudel (7)
4 Bearers of 1ac (5)
5 Vintage holy men such as Emilion and Estephe (6)
7 Sounds as if it comes from a fir tree but no (9)
8 Silly asses made from raspberries or gooseberries? (5)
11 Very wholesome when linked with Mom (5,3)
13 Mother and offspring for jammy plums (7)
14 3ac and 10ac have culinary …… (4)
15 Biological catalyst found in fruit (6)
17 The farmer wants to know what the yield from his will be (5)
19 10ac kind of vegetable (4)

 

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