Posted by nmsindy on April 18th, 2007
Another excellent puzzle by Dac and they don’t have to be hard to be good.
Solving time: 11 mins
* = anagram
1 S TRUCK
4 BIG BUCKS
15 ARIA Alternate letters – indicated by “regularly”
18 LA ROC HE’LL E Coral (girl’s name) reversed
22 COPPED OUT “Cop” “Tout” indicated by “reportedly”
24 E-MAIL Hidden reversal indicated by “recalled”
26 GROOVY Older readers will remember these, played by a needle on the grooves as the record revolved, before technology advanced.
1 STAGGERING “Visible result of too much booze? Shocking” A great fun clue – double definition
2 RE(a)GAN King Lear’s daughter (Shakespeare). President Reagan.
3 CANBERRA B in (ran race)* Capital of Australia. Miler Sir Roger Bannister chosen, I guess, to fit with the words in the anagram fodder
5 IMPRESSIONISTS Another brilliant double definition.
6 BR (END) A Bra = supporter Definition = female. No mention of Bristol but then, this ain’t a Nimrod puzzle.
7 CHAP ARR A L
14 Dizzy GILL ESPIE(d)
16 WHEATEAR One = a in (weather)* Great misleading surface.