The GEIST Cryptic Crossword
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Puzzle #104 GEIST
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1 The French said there’s nothing fake about that decolonized soup 3 When Stan was one he understood a lot of what he received 6 The emergent plan is to cross the street 10 A while back all those paintings had a home on the grange 12 Frank loved to go down the river in January to see a girl 13 Would the shady Dutch one work? 15 I gather that immigrants are always doing this, when they’re not grinning 17 Are you available to drink some beer? (2) 19 Sounds like Tom didn’t mean to be mean, it wasn’t on his mind 20 My true heart says it’s petty but it’s just wrong! 21 It was a windy day when he and Sylvia said goodbye to the east 22 That sandy ridge reeks of ice 24 That even-toed ungulate is smokin’ hot 25 This comes last, but not in the US 27 This time don’t walk or you won’t make any unexceptional money 28 Around here some of the wordsmiths could belong to the horse talker (abbrev) 29 Things are really heating up in Amsterdam. Hope they can keep the lid on. 30 Theo sure talks a lot 31 She records everything she saw 34 If things get hectic, tell Ken so he doesn’t look up and panic! (2) 38 Right, let’s pay her the same! 39 Little beagle always follows the rules 40 Get twenty of them to haul that borax over there (abbrev) 41 Sounds like Polly has many talents 42 Is he still going around giving people the hairy eyeball? 43 Let’s give the kids some food before we talk about the competition (abbrev) 44 That story certainly kindles some nookie! 47 Send me what’s left before she puts a stop to it 50 Give me that beer can, sir, and then mount your horse with the others 51 She was attracted before being hoodwinked by Ken 52 Those animal stories seem like false news to me
1 To tell you the truth, when he gets nosy and starts blushing, I like pulling his strings (2) 2 If you see a good omen, tie it once before 3 Don’t let that little guy spin around or get away because I’m sure that once we name him we’ll have power over him 4 The first monk thinks that once she is familar with the new system, she’ll find the region just right (2) 5 Even though she’s unlisted, her ponytail has a nice shape and she always gets her ratios right (2) 6 What the heck do you have for currency? 7 A knitter loves a bauble to mark the row 8 That girl in the ashes thinks chemistry is filled with evil concoctions 9 Even though she had a sore eye, she rode a big one in the pen 11 Drink this tonic and then put some cotton on it before it gets rummy 14 He got a medal but couldn’t use his leg 16 In principle, let’s not let it get complicated (abbrev) 18 Moses was at the club and he was packing some pieces for the firing (abbrev) 23 That is so hot it’s extremely cool 26 Is that lone substance organic? 32 Sounds like she needs to take a breath before joining that group of gold diggers 33 Let’s change that. Oh, wait, let’s not. 34 Holy cow, that’s fancy stitching! 35 Sounds like John was mad that dinner wasn’t kosher 36 On the 5th we get a sacred gift (abbrev) 37 Her pixie just wanted to borrow some sugar to put on the mushrooms 45 Talk to me about common hitting as opposed to following the herd 46 Paul and his mates asked for an awardwinning English apple (abbrev) 48 We’re too low on assets (abbrev) 49 Are you crying because your mom was mean?
There was no winner for Puzzle 103.