Cryptic Crossword 1 Answers
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PROGRAMSEE
1. PROLOG beginning with mass executions. [7]
1. Beginning of PROLOG is Pro, mass is gram. Program (PROLOG is a programming language and a program is something that exectutes)
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ABOANTP
5. Look and listen to the ocean. [3]
5. Look and see / sounds like sea
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NIECEXACE
7. Blatant end for worker. [3]
7. End of blatant is Ant which is a worker
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DRoLITTLE
8. Relative ecstasy in French resort. [5]
8. Niece is a relative made from e (short for ecstasy) in Nice
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EVOLVESE
9. Pilot wins a trick. [3]
9. Ace as in flying ace, Aces win tricks in Bridge/ whist etc.
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RINDVSTAR
11. Strange rat, it is a mouse. [6]
11. Strange indicates anagram, to rat is to tell. Anagram of [tell it] is Little. Think Stuart.
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XHEROINE
12. Vets have no time with atbash reflective rodent to make it better. [7]
12. Vets without time=t is Ves. Atbash is a cipher where some words imfamously become themselves backwards such as Vole. Put them together for Evolves. (Origanally going to be Evolving to which I had a much better clue (sorry).)
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KERBALNK
15. Fruit perimeter induces zest. [4]
15. Perimete[r ind]uces. Rind is both the perimeter of fruit and produces zest.
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ENONTOKEN
16. Gassy celebrity. [4]
16. Stars are made of gas. Synonym for celeb.
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EONOSEI
19. She is in 2 drugs. [7]
19. Herion + e
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POTINHERIT
20. Junker balloon goes to space. [6]
20. Jun[Ker bal] as in Kerbal space program.
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22. I reverse into Brian. [3]
22. I is one is roman numerals. Reversed makes Eno
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23. Nominal marker. [5]
23. Token is synonym for both
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Explained answers to the right ->
24. No, not to end beetles. [3]
24. N[O no]t as in Yoko.
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25. Best retrospective drug. [3]
25. Best=Top. Backwards is Pot
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26. Coin her. It's from her parents. [7]
26. Co[in her it]'s.
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1. Sounds like the bear indulges. [6]
1. Panda bear, sounds like Pander
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2. Mischievious message conserning boon to fairy. [6]
2. Mischievious indicates anagram, message conserning is Re (like an email subject. Re: Boon becomes Oberon.
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3. Eggs made of mineral. [3]
3. Mineral is Ore, which becomes Roe
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4. Six AM: Back to simulating people. [5]
4. Six AM reverses to Maxis, the company that created The Sims
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5. Immediately shorterned a number. [4]
5. Stat frequent shortening of Statum to mean quickly or for a Statistic
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6. Duel with record ease. [4]
6. Record=ep, ease as in multiple letter e's. Epee is a type of fencing.
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10. Debauched Eastern Clan is ritually pure. [5]
10. Debauched is an anagram indicator. Eastern=E E+clan= Clean
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11. This stage just goes round and round. [5]
11. Stage as in level (computer games). Palindrome
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13. Second nobel with fourteen followers come back for fox. [5]
13. The 2nd Nobel Gas is Ne. 14=XIV. NEXIV backwards is Vixen
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14. In short, enough to kill in a controlled dream. [2]
14. LD= Lethal dose or Lucid Dream
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16. Your girlfriend to a great extent. [2]
16. SO= Significant Other, or So such as "it was so good".
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17. To fix a mischievious child. [6]
17. Tinker is synonyms for both.
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18. Bring 17 Down back to repair it. [6]
18. Reverse Tinker to get Reknit. As in to repair a jumper.
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19. In Ohio a movable tower. [5]
19. My favourite clue. Ohio is Oh. [In Oh a] becomes Hanoi. The towers of Hanoi is a famous maths puzzle about moving a tower.
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20. Retain a tower. [4]
20. To keep is to retain while a Keep is a tower in the centre of a castle.
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21. Fractional index support. [4]
21. Numbers with fractional indices are roots (well kind of). To support something is to root for it.
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22. Tish! No imaginary hormone. [3]
22. I backed myself into a corner here and it was the only word I could find to fit. TSH is a hormone. Imaginary is I in maths.
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