Puzzletome Crossword Puzzles

SOLUTION

January 2013 Monthly Crossword
Additions And Removals
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Explanations

Across
  1. SIZED (estimated distance) containing PECIAL (around cooked plaice) => SPECIALIZED (with unique ingredients)
  2. M (faMe - third) + US (American) backwards (returned) => SUM (hall minus H = all)
  3. AN (one) containing (to seminal minus MIN = to seal) LIE (fiction) => ALIEN (incompatible)
  4. AD (for example, this year) + MISSION (objective) => ADMISSION (recognition)
  5. Seat on beach (misdirection of single seater on The Strand) => DECK CHAIR
  6. EALT (far-fetched tale) containing X (treasure here = x marks the spot) => EXALT (promote)
  7. F (forte) + IN (contained) + ESSE (existence) => FINESSE (druse minus D = ruse)
  8. Item 1 = YEAR
  9. Item 4 = HOUR
  10. I contained in PRO (for) + V (five) + SO (then) => PROVISO (if)
  11. ERE (before) + CT (court) => ERECT
  12. AN (one) contained (interjected) in ALLEMDE (flag plus MIN = flaming male led) => ALLEMANDE (dance)
  13. OBS (old boy's) + EN (space) contained in CITY (capital) => OBSCENITY (@#$%!)
  14. Anagram (jingle) sung + E (energy) => NEGUS (drink)
  15. Item 3 = DAY
  16. Anagram (broken) thy + pact + is + me => SYMPATHETIC (oft plus S = soft)
Down
  1. S (singular) + TAN (beat) + DOFF (remove) => STAND OFF(old away plus H = hold away)
  2. ECIN (nice building) containing V (central conVent) + (K)ING (defaced arch plus MON = defaced monarch) => EVINCING (showing)
  3. Anagram (compound) NO (number) + CII (102) => IONIC (with electrons)
  4. LEA (meadow) + K (monk minus MON = k) + AGE (to develop) => LEAKAGE (flow)
  5. ZY (unknowns) + URG (mostly push = urge) contained in MY (into one's own) => ZYMURGY (brewing)
  6. DAD (pay minus Y = pa) containing ESPER (restless peers) + O (love) => DESPERADO (criminal)
  7. SPIN (turn) + A + L (leaf) => SPINAL (of bristles)
  8. Item 5 = MINUTE
  9. S (South) + HORTN (North mixed up) + E (East) + SS (extremely SeriouS) => SHORTNESS (earth plus D = dearth)
  10. M (maiden) + IDNIGH (hiding busy) + T (time) => MIDNIGHT (switching hour minus S = witching hour)
  11. FORE (first) + N (name) + SIC (as shown) => FORENSIC (in law)
  12. Anagram (outcome) lie + mars => REALISM (truth)
  13. PAL (friend) + anagram (badly) (mar pus Y = mary) => PALMYRA (ancient Syrian city)
  14. Item 6 = SECOND
  15. YEA (agreement) + STY (enclosure) => YEASTY (exuberant)
  16. Item 2 = MONTH