Posted by nmsindy on May 31st, 2007
The usual excellent fare.
Solving time: 13 mins
* = anagram
1 SEAMSTRESS Cryptic definition
14 SWIMMING POOL Which in crossword language could mean – make an anagram of it getting polo.
18 HORSEMANSHIP (Shah I’m person)* Arabs are a type of horse.
21 C A CHE (Guevara) from the 1960s. Have not seen him so much recently in puzzles.
22 WINDSCALE In Cumbria Storm and Gale appear in the Beaufort Scale (wind strength)
24 STRETTI (titters)*
26 TO-DO Waiting for Godot – Samuel Beckett play
27 BELLY DANCE (Call by Eden)*
1 SPEC IE (that is)
3 SAM BROWNE BELT (meant wobblers)* Part of military uniform, invented by Sam B
4 RU CH E CH = Switzerland (IVR) Rue = street in French
7 CO NATION New word for me, so good that Quixote gave friendly wordplay.
8 MO (DE) STLY
16 T (HICK) SET Cricket context Graeme Hick tset for test – change in middle order, which also means the batsmen in the middle of the batting order.
19 G A WAIN From King Arthur’s knights
20 FELLOE “fellow” Part of wheel.
22 (o)NE PAL