Posted by nmsindy on May 11th, 2007
After yesterday’s super-difficult puzzle by Nestor, a straightforward one to follow – such alternation is a good policy if it is intended.
Solving time: 10 mins (compared with yesterday’s 71)
* = anagram
6 SMUG Gums reversed
12 MAN DEL ( led reversed) A (leader i.e. first letter) in Africa. And of course an excellent & lit.
13 POTOROO (too poor)* New word for me – a marsupial related to the kangaroo.
14 STAGE WHISPERS P (Parking) in (sightseer was)*
21 C RO ONE R
22 MONS TERm
25 L (ASS) O
1 SKIRt M (head of militia) IS H
4 IMP E (AC) H Bill = ac (account) what? = eh?
5 TANT PIS French ant in (pits)*
9 RUN THE GAUNT LET
15 AT A LOW EBB (Bowel)* in a tab – after comment on a recent Rufus thread re Ximenean standards, better not wonder about the apparent nounal anagram indicator “movement”.
16 Y (EAR) BO OK (boy)*
23 Nikola TESLA Hidden in appropriate text.