Posted by linxit on February 12th, 2007
Another very easy Monday puzzle from Rufus, although with a better mix of clue types than the last time I blogged one of his puzzles. Still, most of the answers are so obvious there isn’t much to write about, especially in the across clues.
Solving time 7:46
11 CHIC,AGO – what an old chestnut. This clue’s probably older than I am!
13 PEK(O)E – a type of tea, usually called orange pekoe.
23 FUTURES – nice cryptic definition.
24 DE(L)FT – I think money is a bit too non-specific for L, but it’s a checked letter and not hard to get.
25 EYES FRONT – another nice CD – for an army parade ground command.
1 TOUCH,PAPER – from the instruction on fireworks “Light the blue touchpaper and retire to a safe distance”.
2 S(TRICK)EN – a sen is 100th of a yen.
8 FETE (feet*) – but a bazaar isn’t a fête, surely!
15 PERVERSITY (Priest very)* – doesn’t just mean deviance…
18 NEWSROOM (more snow)* – but inaccurate surface reading!
20 PEBBLE – great cryptic definition, I liked this a lot.
21 BIT OFF – double def with a charade in the middle, with good surface too.
22 HIDE – double definition. A hide is a mediæval land measure equivalent to approx. 120 acres. [Unintentionally missed out earlier]