Posted by nmsindy on May 10th, 2007
Nestor (Kea to Listener solvers) is a very gifted setter. This was a very hard puzzle and I do have some doubts, set out below. I’ll edit to include any corrections received. (All doubts explained below – thanks esp to Peter – and I did solve the whole puzzle correctly!)
* = anagram
Solving time: 71 mins
9 IN HER(m)IT Definition is “Be left”
11 ERROL Flynn (cf error)
15 H A WICK(ed) Scottish Rugby Union club who play at Mansfield Park – so nothing to do with Jane Austen.
17 Not sure of this one at all – my best guess is LEAVEN = Raise
20 O (BED IE) NCE
23 CAST(l)E Englishman’s home is his castle
26 A (EROS) PACE
27 REPLICA c = carbon in ail per reversed Very hard – cunning use of carbon/copy.
28 has to be GEORDIE (person from Newcastle) but wordplay not understood.
1 JO(b) G(oo)GLE
3 S EXIST Brilliant Last Letter + exist = are
5 RHESUS Use (reversed) in Royal Horticultural Society
10 TINKER cf The Thinker (I “think”!)
16 KANDAHAR One the best hiddens I’ve ever seen using a well-known phrase with an & lit touch to it all.
19 MO(c)HA IR
22 ENRAGE = Incense (I think) Wordplay not understood but (near)* may be part of it.
24 EYELET “Islet” Definition is “Opening line may go to”