Posted by nmsindy on April 10th, 2007
Another great themed puzzle from Virgilius . 15 gave HIDDEN AGENDAS and every across row had the word AGENDA in order with every across answer contributing something.
Solving time: 18 mins
* = anagram
10 C(OPEN)HAGEN Open = available in change with N moving (to end of word)
11 DANE “Deign”
15 Mount ARARAT Where Noah’s Ark ended up, according to 22.
22 GEN Gen. abbreviation for Genesis, opening Book of the Bible.
25 DART Trad reversed (Traditional jazz)
27 END ANGERED Excellent football context
30 A (P E) MEN
1 GOMORRAH More from 22 This was the second city of the plain, the first being Sodom, so the centre and the destroyed are literal not cryptic references, if I’ve understood it.
2 BAD EGG Reference the curate’s egg – good and bad in parts.
3 MASH IE Old golf club.
4 A GO G (repeating first letter of go)
6 HANDMAID “Handmade”
14 NUN “None”
18 ETAGERES (steerage)* Display stands with shelves for ornaments (from French)
19 GEE G (gee) is first letter of gelding (a horse) in the cryptic element.
20 SCREENED Clever double definition, sounding paradoxical
25 DIET ER