The GEIST Cryptic Crossword
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1 According to the statistics, wandering
around now costs money
6 Howie held a bad pâté until it smoothed
10 Our sad brother came to life on Saturday
11 The handwritten sign said not to tip a
ballcock in the centre of Ottawa (2) 14 Curses! But at least the Cree had the
energy to fight at Jim’s store
15 Sorry, Tom, I always leave you out 16 They’re looking for frozen and/or alien life 18 Aretha sure puts her heart into it
21 I got crones there and not by looking
22 Galactic empire stoners get dusty
23 I like the ass end of those vehicles but I
might prefer station wagons
25 Don’t get spooked, the guy will be here at
10 to get rid of that nut head
28 Goody! I’m one of 8
29 Anna, come and visit that male person in
the pointy vessel
31 These days it sounds like their spelling is
32 They’re mining Fred and Carrie’s place 33 Which party will be a barrel of laughs? 35 Granny Mac phoned to say she took a bite 36 Where are the ideas and culture around here? 39 After 7 it worried her that it was eroded 40 How much did she normally score for this
41 Get off your high horse, put on your
jodhpurs and your hat and take mine out too 44 What’s for dessert at the queen’s jubilee? 45 I get more confused when she’s at odds
with my total (2)
46 In Halifax, Werner’s transformative
weekends were always on time (abbrev) 47 That air mile song is so provincial!
50 That little imp! I bet he joins the African
53 That indigenous campaign has an
ambitious plan for the US 54 Was Roberts a dentist or a surgeon?
55 Let us celebrate this year in quiet cleanness
1 The Toronto party avoided an overshoe (2) 2 Sounds like he made a big fuss when he said goodbye to Trois Rivières
3 Father John, you’re making big money in the restaurant! $1.50, eh?
4 Invisible election pointer
5 Hey Mr! Gas up at one of these units! 6 Is that guy local or is he from England or South America? (2)
7 It sounds like a girl fell in the sinkhole 8 They may have seniority but they’re not always the Weisers
9 Don’t bank on Toronto making your day—it’s just not their territory
12 Do you think it’s appropriate to use Cinzano oil to take over?
13 Sorry, I know this is too short but it does represent a deliciously long number!
17 In ’67 I talked Anne into joining and bringing her island
19 Where Mario works when he’s in the EU (abbrev)
20 The galleries south of that street in Texas get lots of oohs and aahs
24 That great dog loves pastry
26 Does that group of northern WASPS like Guinness? (abbrev)
27 Sounds like those sheltered politicians up there were stymied by tissue
30 Edgar was reading with the Buddhistsounding group. Whatcha doin’?
34 They all resent that bear they’re stewing 36 How Justin gets his waterfall 37 Sam, the doctor says this writer is to be there in the morning (2)
38 We can visit the block up there, but no camping (2)
39 Ten to the minus 18 would suit us to a T 41 Around here we ride horses to the sea
42 Joy, how much should you get for those lyrics? 43 Will that Canadian organization keep the mosquitoes out? (abbrev)
44 Hey Butch, the other one might be fatal 48 As the story goes, the conductor used gas 49 The baby took care to put her mother beside her
51 That makes an attractive sound picture, doesn’t it? (abbrev)
52 My dad joined the psychologists in Edmonton (abbrev)
The winners for Puzzle 105 were Jim Lowe and Brian Goth. Again. You’re too good!