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Cryptic Crossword Puzzle Answers

ACROSS

1. MONTREAL (hidden)
5. RE(VI)EW (we’re anag.)
10. BOOKS (2 defs.)
11. T(OLE)RANCE
12. EMOTICONS (economist anag.)
13. HASTE (hidden)
14. TENNIS (first letters)
16. REHEARD (her dear anag.)
18. UNI+CO+RN
20. POTAGE (got pea anag.)
22. CAME+L
23. UNCLE+AN+L+Y
25. BLUNT+NESS
26. I(N)CU+R
27. SEEDED (ceded hom.)
28. GORGEOUS (rogues go anag.)

 

DOWN

1. MOBBED (bombed anag.)
2. NO ON+O
3. RUSSIAN ROULETTE (irresolute aunt anag.)
4. AU+THORS
6. EARTHSHATTERING (that greenish art anag.)
7. INNIS DAG (singing ad anag.)
8. WEEKENDS (Ken weeds anag.)
9. CLOSER (2 defs.)
15. E(R+IN+M+OUR)E
17. SUCCUBUS (letter bank)
19. NEUVEL (last letters)
20. PIC+ASS+O
21. C+YPRUS (syrup anag.)
24. NACHO (not your hom.)

Sarah Lolley is the 2017 CBC/QWF Writer-in-Residence. She writes essays, crime fiction, and children’s literature, and is an avid fan of cryptic crosswords.

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