She said!

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Across
1. Things that are told (8)
4. Sounds like something you deserve (3)
7. See 22 down
8. The boys scattered like ________ (8)
9. Slatterns. Sounds like what’s on offer (5)
12. An answer to a non-question (3)
13. Moonlight madness (6)
17. One who appreciates beauty (8)
18. Life being at best an utter ____ (4)
21. See 22 down
22. Every time we ______ a woman, we _______ a man, Margaret Mead (8)
25. The river that runs through Romeo & Juliet (2)
26. ‘Love is ____’ she said (4)
27. The most essential part of an argument; the discarded (though edible) parts of certain fruits (4)
29. The speed at which one talks (5)
31. ‘Leave me _____!’ she said (5)
32. ‘Give ___’ she said (2)
34. The act of not speaking to someone, To ____ (4)
36. The metal used in making mirrors (2)
37. ‘Give __’ she said (2)
38&39. Doris Lessing’s weapon of choice (7,6)

Down
1. Jewish _______ (8)
2. A bottle for medicine and poison alike; sounds disgusting (4)
3. The form the wife of a widowed man might take if her husband whiled away their marriage in a shabeen (7)
5. (and 16 down) Pop duo responsible for hits including Oooh! Stick you! and (a response rap to Bubba Sparxxx’s 1999 hit) U.G.L.Y. (6, 6)
6. A well-intentioned cunt (5)
7. ‘___!’ she said (3)
10. Cr- (2)
11. Get out my eyes _________ (9)
13. Your general store of recallable information (1,1,1)
14. ‘__ oh!’ she said (2)
15. You know where it’s __ (Liam’s bird) (2)
16. See 5 down
19. ‘__!’ she said (2)
20. The Greek goddess of ruin, folly and delusion (3)
22. (And 21 and 7, across) The way her name trips down Humbert
Humbert’s tongue (2,3,2)
23. Tree whose bark is used in witchcraft to halt the spread of gossip
24. ____ Lady, stereotype of the All-American suburban housewife (4)
25. ‘Do you always have to act like such a _____?’ she said (5)
27. Hocus _____ (5)
28. ‘Give __!’ she said (2)
30. Format of Exact epitome of the Four Monarchies (4)
31. The concept of the heart-and-soul in Ancient Egypt
33. Fuck like an animal. Live like a ___ (3)
35. The crux of it (4)

 

IPHGENIA  BAAL


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4 Responses to She said!

  1. G.G. says:

    Love this.

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  3. cassie says:

    dear it, is this in print anywehere? thanx c.

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