Posted by nmsindy on April 9th, 2007
Themed in line with recent Indy trends. Very pleasing puzzle.
Solving time: 20 mins
* = anagram
1 OVAL OFFICE In the White House off-ice (less likely to slip)
10 S HAP E The theme. SE = South East i.e. Home Counties. You’ll see it a lot
15 QUICK SAND
19 A MISS
23 ENGLISH (shingle)* CHAN (N) EL
27 I (NFLUEN) CE (funnel)* ice = diamonds
30 ECHO Lizard = gecko so with the g off “non-crested” it sounds like echo
31 CROSS (i.e. shape) ROADS (Dora’s)*
2 A PART (Trap “overturned”)
3 OB (old boy = former pupil) ELISK (likes)*
4 F AMI LIARS
7/28 LOO FAH
14 SQUARE MILE Miles Kington “footloose” Not seen this used before for taking last letter off.
16 I CING “sing” Liked that.
17 DEATHLESS Was afraid there would be one of the those recently appearing pop music references that I’m not too familiar with, but no – Slade is just part of the “anagram fodder” (Slade the s = second)*
20 SKI-RUN (Ruskin)*
21 HONOR US spelling of Honour