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My second attempt at making a cryptic crossword using the tips I was given in my first attempt.

I'm not sure if they adhere exactly to the rules, as there are a couple occurrences of homophones.

Also note that where applicable, the English spelling is used as opposed to American spelling.

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Across

1.

Century = Cent + U.R.Y.

7.

Determine = Deter + mine

8.

Samsung = Sam + sung

11.

Kingdom = King + d.o.m

12.

Current = Cur + rent

14.

Neighbour = Neigh + bo(a)r

15.

Operate = Opera + ate

Down

2.

Updated = Up+date+ted

Original interpretation: Up + d (inner) + a + ted

3.

Background = Back + ground

4.

Minimum = Mini + mum

5.

Adventure = Ad + vent + u + re

6.

Crossword = Cross + word

9.(Courtesy of JonMark Perry)

Vauxhall = V + AUX + hall

10.

Action = Act + ion

13.

Listener = List + tenor

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  • $\begingroup$ how do you figure 2 down? $\endgroup$ – JMP Jan 25 at 11:49
  • $\begingroup$ Well done! I will give the tick if you can write the method/parts for the ones you haven't already $\endgroup$ – AHKieran Jan 25 at 12:35
  • $\begingroup$ @JonMarkPerry I've edited now, the "ballooned house" and "movie with talking bear" parts are obvious enough. I took "dinner and a" to be "d inner and a" = da $\endgroup$ – hexomino Jan 25 at 12:36
  • $\begingroup$ 2 down's splitting isn't quite right, but the last two parts kind of overlap $\endgroup$ – AHKieran Jan 25 at 12:36
  • $\begingroup$ I can't get 'ballooned house='up', and dinner=d is a bit weak $\endgroup$ – JMP Jan 25 at 12:38
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9 down:

V+AUX+HALL gives Vauxhall

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  • $\begingroup$ Ah, yes, of course +1 $\endgroup$ – hexomino Jan 25 at 11:45

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