Posted by nmsindy on April 12th, 2007
Another pleasing puzzle from Quixote on Easter Sunday, with appropriate references.
Solving time: 11 mins
9 I M (A GIN) E Quixote = me
11 CAR (PEN) TER Jimmy Carter “gets writer to eat” i.e. put pen into it. Chips = carpenter
12 ST ONE 26 down is ROLL. This refers to the Resurrection where the stone was rolled away from the tomb (New Testament)
15 D EN(OUNCE) D Nice use of gaining as a containing indicator
16 EASTER GREETINGS (see restraint egg)* Happily returned by this reviewer.
20 POLE MISTS
24 P ANTS
27 P RELATE Marriage counsellors. By coincidence also used by Nimrod this week.
28 REL I EVE Adam and Eve, who ate the forbidden fruit.
1 DISC LOSE
2 ‘Bomber’ HARRIS Controversial for his role in the policy of bombing Germany in WWII. Southern part of the island of Lewis (Scotland).
3 RISE A nice hidden clue
4 HEP TAD
7 MO (ROCk) CAN The Rock of Gibraltar
14 THERMOSTAT t in (mother sat)*
17 JD S(AL)INGER US writer and Al Jolson, singer and also actor who was in the first talking picture.
26 ROLL Double definition, thematically linked to 12 across