Mental Monday #8 The Super Cryptic Edition

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This week our crossword has been designed by reader Chris Lansley and for you cryptic fans it’s a beast of a puzzle. The list of successful completions of last week’s puzzle is the longest yet, but we don’t expect the list to be a long one this week.

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Solution to Singletrack Crossword #7

Well done to these users who completed Crossword #7

Simon Gardner, Landslide, Yak, colin9, Pyro, Dave Macdonald, Tom Armitage, tom davies, Anne, Mike Hughes, Martin Sheldon, Ol, mesh, Tom L, Andy Whincup, JonF, keefmac, Thermic, Pete, hartcliffeburner, Adam Lechmere, Kingsley Monday, andyspaceman, Giles Fulford, Ian Dunlop, Tim, Jon Keefe, Richard Lindley, Tim Metcalfe, Scott Gill, Steve, hightensionline, Lee Gee, hightensionline, Chris Taylor, Martin Muir, Nich, Adam.

Week #7 Winners

Simon Gardner was first to complete the puzzle. Our random winner is Richard Lindley.

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  • Mental Monday #8 The Super Cryptic Edition
  • stwhannah
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    Blimey. I told Mark mine weren’t that cryptic. This one is proper. Got 10 so far.

    Pyro
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    One left to go (15 down) and it’s bugging me!

    Hedgehopper
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    Any idea what’s going on with 18 across? A 7 letter word and a 5 letter word yet I’m only seeing 11 spaces

    Pyro
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    @Hedgehopper – looks like the numbering in the question is wrong, it’s 6,5.

    Hedgehopper
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    Ta

    onewheelgood
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    One left to go (15 down) and it’s bugging me!

    Got them all except that one and was stuck for ages. Just got it!

    Pyro
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    @onewheelgood – gimme a clue, it’s doing my head in!! 😀

    onewheelgood
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    @pyro – no spoilers! 🙂

    vinnyeh
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    15 is killing me- is it actually a single word?

    onewheelgood
    Full Member

    Sort of. Don’t think you’ll find it in the dictionary though.

    vinnyeh
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    was starting to wonder whether that was going to be the case.

    Pyro
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    The annoyed/frustrated geek in me thinks that if you wouldn’t find it in a dictionary, it shouldn’t be in a crossword…

    (That may just be the annoyed/frustrated geek who’s only just got it, and doesn’t think it was a good one…)

    slowol
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    I have to admit that doing the acrostic below at the same time helped me as the extra letters from the ‘magic word’ at the bottom helped me with a couple of clues.
    From thinking it was impossible I got there eventually.
    Thanks STW team.

    landslide
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    Glad to see some folk got all the way through this. Feel like the feedback is gentler than I feared too! 😀

    Yak
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    Yes, got it done. But had to call in the big guns of cryptic crosswords (Mrs Yak) to point me in the right direction. This sort of technique is obvious to her, but I am a cryptic punter.

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