Posted by linxit on May 21st, 2007
Solving time: about 7 mins.
This was another very easy Monday crossword from Rufus. I liked some of the CDs but had issues with a couple of them (as usual). Still, made a nice change from all the weekend barred crosswords I was doing yesterday!
1 GA(RRE=err rev)T
5 HECKLERS – first CD, and not a great one in my opinion. It reminded me of the sort of clues you used to get in cryptics from about 60 years ago.
11 GET THE WIND UP – double definition, but the 2nd requires “wind-up” to be a noun meaning “winding-up order”, which isn’t supported in my dictionary.
14 HARD LINE(s)
18 TIRE – as the Americans spell “tyre”.
20 CLOTHESLINES – I liked this CD, but shouldn’t it be hyphenated?
25 DI(ABET)ES – took too long to get this. I saw help and disease and instantly thought AIDS.
3 RAIN GAUGE – first one I put in. Not enough misdirection for a CD – I thought rain before I thought pets.
5 HIT THE HEAD,LINES – one of my favourite clues in the puzzle because of the good surface reading.
7 LOGAN – a logan is a rocking stone. Shame there was nobody of that name in the Rolling Stones!
12 CANNELLONI – NE inside (local inn)* – another good surface.
16 LIFEBELT – CD, but again I thought safety equipment before SOS message.
21 THUMB – another CD, but I really liked this one. Requires a bit of lateral thinking, which some of the others don’t.