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  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    edited June 2018
    REENACTS?

    (meaning brings history to life - anagram of CAT (unusual pet) embraced by SNEER reversed)
  • Voicing - voici + last two letters of spring.

    yes
  • HedgehogHedgehog Shipmate
    8A: Unusual pet embraced by mocking smile, facing the wrong way, brings history to life (8)
    REENACTS. Sneer, backwards, with an anagram of cat.
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    Hedgehog, we both have answered this one, but as I’ve already done one and you haven’t, you can post the next clue if you like. Assuming we’ve got the right answer.
  • HedgehogHedgehog Shipmate
    Thanks fineline. I missed seeing your answer!

    3D: Inside a door, an individual finds an Italian municipality. (5)
  • ORANI
  • 13A

    Leading astray ? Once given direction, I'm shown where to go
  • HedgehogHedgehog Shipmate
    And just for the record, ORANI is correct. Actually, with that letter pattern, there were not a lot of choices to shoot for.... :smile:
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    SIGNALED?

    (anagram of LEADING, with S (south - a direction) at the front, and SIGNALED is shown where to go)



  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    (Not sure whether to wait until it’s confirmed or just post the next clue, but I’ll post one anyway, for in case I’m right.)

    5D: Excitement over Jamaican music losing note on neon edges of streets (9)
  • Eagerness (reggae - g backwards, Ne for neon, ss for streets)
  • 4D: Pointless tease, wrong direction (4)
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    Eagerness (reggae - g backwards, Ne for neon, ss for streets)

    Yes.
  • EAST
  • Leorning CnihtLeorning Cniht Shipmate
    edited June 2018
    yes :smile:
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    That was the hardest one for me, because I for some reason thought ‘pointless’ meant both ends were removed, rather than just one, which would leave EAS, and I was searching in the OED online to see if T had a meaning of ‘wrong’! 😄
  • Sorry -

    9A - Mage is subject to this discrimination? (6)
  • AGEISM
  • The whole top corner of 6D, 7D and 11A is going to be tricky to keep "open" for others to have words to choose

    grid
  • Wet KipperWet Kipper Shipmate
    edited June 2018
    6D Most important ? Mine is in the mix with the top 10 (7)
  • EMINENT? - anagram of MINE and TEN
  • yup
  • I think this is 7D - last one along the top row

    7D Teased by part time talk (7)

    (I've checked the words this affects and there are lots of options - even discarding my preferred word)
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    TEMPTED?

    (TEMP = part time; TED = TED talk)
  • yes - I wanted to play with TEMPEST - but that didn't leave good options for one of the other words
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    That makes sense - it’s tricky making up clues as you go along and thinking ahead to ensure words are possible from the letters you’ve used.

    11A: Most guarded with complex satire (7)
  • WARIEST. (W + anagram of satire)
  • 15A: Muddle-headed stevedore is ready to lead the service (6)
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    WARIEST. (W + anagram of satire)
    Yes.

  • VESTED?
  • yes
  • Curiosity killedCuriosity killed Shipmate
    edited June 2018
    That was an anagram of STEVEDore (headed) meaning ready to lead the service.

    12D: Saw notice of seniority (5)
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    ADAGE?

    (AD being a notice, AGE being seniority, and saw meaning ADAGE)
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    14D: Cut off some anagram put at edges (9)
  • AMPUTATED
  • 18a

    The Godhead hears, and is very shiny (8)
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    Wet Kipper wrote: »
    AMPUTATED

    Yes.
  • GLISTENS?
  • GLISTENS?

    yes
  • 27A - Quote Lin grandly, airily and bombastically (15)

    (I've gone for this one as it could be very difficult to fill later on, and I've tried to give as many options possible for the words coming down)
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    GRANDILOQUENTLY?

    (anagram (airily) of ‘quote Lin grandly’, and means ‘bombastically’)
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    16A: Hasty, crazy flitter-mouse encircles round front of ship’s heavy board (6)
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    It’s over 24 hours since I posted my clue - maybe my clue is too obscure, and I’m not even sure if references to the Ship’s forums are permitted, so here is another one, for the same word. I hope this one works better.

    16A: Expel gas drunkenly into bath, nude, without warning (6)

  • ABRUPT.

    Your first clue is bat around PUR(gatory).

    Your second is burp in the middle of bATh.
  • 16D: Endless bangs make fish slope (7)
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    ABRUPT.

    Your first clue is bat around PUR(gatory).

    Your second is burp in the middle of bATh.

    Yes. 🙂
  • ANGLING - meaning fish or sloping

    Endless bANGs + LING meaning fish
  • Curiosity killedCuriosity killed Shipmate
    edited June 2018
    21A - E.g. mates spring sperm? (7)

    (There are words that work in 17D and 25A together - but it took some looking)
  • ANGLING - meaning fish or sloping

    Endless bANGs + LING meaning fish

    yes
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