Puzzletome Crossword Puzzles

SOLUTION

April 2013 Monthly Crossword
April Showers
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Across
  1. PRY (snoop) containing EDICATIVEL (ruined citadel I've) => PREDICATIVELY (with assertion)
  2. F (force) contained in INOT (into force) => IF NOT (perhaps)
  3. REALIZED (came to understand) with UR (city) replacing E (England) => RURALIZED (countrified)
  4. C (conservative) + leader anagram (legislated) containing (about) YE (the old) => CLEAR-EYED (discerning)
  5. AN (one) + NI (Northern Ireland) + E (England) + ANNIE (inane performance) => ANNIE from show ANNIE
  6. RENT (split) + MAUREN (up manure) containing E (centre of fiEld) => MAUREEN from show RENT
  7. E (energy) + ASIEST (lazy siesta) => EASIEST (most like a piece of cake)
  8. E (last chancE) contained in CRATES (old cars) => CREATES (organizes)
  9. CRIB (bed) contained (bound) in SER (series) => SCRIBER (author)
  10. HELL (torment) + OD (overdose) + O (nothing) + L (left) + LY (alternate pLoY) to IRE (provoke) + N (new) + E (ecstasy) => IRENE from show HELLO DOLLY
  11. PIN (join) contained in A LIST (an incline) + S (son) => ALPINISTS (climbers)
  12. Anagram (edited) economist => EMOTICONS (with a smile, &lit)
  13. SOUTH PACIFIC (coach + is + up + fit anagram) + E (thE ultimate) + MILE (distance) => EMILE from show SOUTH PACIFIC
  14. SEX (gender) + anagram (issues) a + grannie + as => SEXAGENARIANS (they were born around 1950)
Down
  1. RONDE (drone aimlessly) + A + U (bit of Uninspired) => RONDEAU (poetry)
  2. ETER (unscrupulous tree) contained in DR (doctor going round) + ENT (hospital department) => DETERRENT (it helps prevent)
  3. CURLY (coiled) + OKLAHOMA (OK) => CURLY from show OKLAHOMA
  4. T (time) + I + RED (bloody) + NESS (head) => TIREDNESS (exhaustion)
  5. V (five) + ELMA (male clowns) + CHIC (trendy) + AGO (once) => VELMA from show CHICAGO
  6. L (left) + OZ (lightweight = ounce) + GE (outskirts of GanymedE) containing EN (to capture space) => LOZENGE (capsule)
  7. M (master) + SCRIBE (writer) contained in CIRCUS (show) => CIRCUMSCRIBES (limits)
  8. RT (extreme RioT + EVES + AND + SUES anagrammed (daring) => ADVENTURESSES (&lit)
  9. NESSAROSE (damaged noses and ears) + WICKED (bad) => NESSAROSE from show WICKED
  10. Anagram (development of) green + site => SERENGETI (&lit)
  11. ERE (before) containing YES (certain) + O (circle) => EYESORE (blight)
  12. BA (degree) + T (time) contained in SION (Jewish homeland) => BASTION (supporter of traditional)
  13. ELIZA (mostly lazier bums) + MY FAIR LADY (may fail dry test) => ELIZA from show MY FAIR LADY
  14. SAP (Patsy) backwards (returning) + HA (laughter) => PASHA (Turkish title)