Posted by loonapick on June 8th, 2007
Chifonie’s puzzles tend to be fair and on the easier side. This one was no exception (solved in about 7 minutes), although I can’t work out the wordplay for 8dn, so if anyone can point me in the right direction I’d be grateful.
9 LOO(SE)N – where SE = “Kent” (South East of England)
11 IMPORT(UN)ER – to importune is to solicit or make inappropriate approaches, so I suppose a pimp could be an importuner.
14 LAND-SEER – Sir Edwin Landseer, painter of “The Monarch of the Glen”. Sibyl was one of a number of ancient prophetesses.
20 THI(RD-MA)N – In cricket, a fielding position behind the bat on the off-side. Having spent the week in Vienna, the setting of the movie “The Third Man”, I may have wanted to clue this differently.
25 AC-CORD – I don’t like the use of Bill (with a capital) here, but that’s just the pedant in me – I’d have preferred Bill to have been the first word of the clue to remove the clumsiness of the capitalisation.
3 AGEIST – (gate is)*
4 F(L’OR)ENCE – is “in Italy” enough of a definition? I think it’s OK here because the wordplay is very easy
5 R(O-GUEST)ATE – liked this clue – clever wordplay.
8 TIPPLE – ?
13 ASPIRATION – (Parisian to)*
22 D-E-TEST – a test is an international match in certain sports – cricket and rugby particularly