Madhatter5 Cryptic #8

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madhatter5
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Madhatter5 Cryptic #8

#1

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Haven't done one of these in a while :)

Don't want to speak too soon but I think this one should be more doable than previous cryptics of mine.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
http://crossword.info/madhatter5/Madhatter_Cryptic_8

Good luck!
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Meg
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#2

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That was fun! Got a few entries I can’t parse.
Edit: Thanks Rich for the explanations. 9a is pretty wacko, but 8d is a gem!
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#3

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Done and dusted!

Nothing to submit, so can't use my typical solved and submitted

Lower left was my speed hump, but it tumbled with a few key AHAs.
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#4

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Solved! Very nice, with lots of fun AHA moments strewn throughout.
9A was initially very puzzling, but my favourite clue was 17D.
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Solved. For someone who is still a cryptic novice this proved challenging but a lot of fun—great job by Josh! My favorites were 9A and 12A.
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Adding to the list of fave clues:
8D is one.
26A as well, but probably because it was the one that broke the lower left open for me once I got it.
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My favorite (besides 8D) was the wordplay in 29D. I can't believe I've never seen that in a cryptic before.
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Post by Tom Wilson »

Soooo much fun to be found here. 8D is a beaut! For some reason, I struggled with 5D and 13A until the lights went on.
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I also struggled with 5D and 13A but finally found answers that fit. Aside from those two, the other one that gave me the most trouble was 4A because of its cleverly misleading cluing.
I think my favorites are 15A, 18A, 16D, and 17D.
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