Posted by neildubya on July 24th, 2007
4ALNMOUTH This was my start point. It looked like an anagram, and that gave me 21 across.
10 AND OR RAN
11 IN DISC R IM IN ATE
12 PRE SIGNIFY Y setting of ” gins if”gave me the anagram, and then prey sprang to mind.
14 TYNE It was only after I put it in that I saw it came from twenTY NEarly.
18 FOUR LEGGED Again I got the answer before I saw the anagram of rule in the midst of fogged.
21 NOR THUMBER LAND. Being a well brought up boy I got the Norland reference quickly!
24 HEX HAM
25 SCHEDULE as in shed yule.
26 ALS T O N, also about t(ime) followed by Northumberland’s first.
1 CASH After an initial panic that my first crossword to solve for the site was by Araucaria, I got this as my starter and calmed down (briefly).
2 QUEENIE, nearly quiet about e’en.
3 EX PL I C IT – one in Plc, in exit.
5 L IN DIS FAR NE having guessed this I had to check what Dis is, and, as everyone else knows, he’s the Roman God of the Underworld.
6 MY O PIC
7 UNREADY Dounreay, minus do (party) and insert the Roman number D.
8 HINDER END Hindered with N inserted.
12 CAN NON MET AL I started from canal for waterway, and the rest fell into place.
13 PECUNIOUS anagram.
15 PELL MELL PM with two ells inserted, an ell being an old measure of cloth – a yard and a quarter.
17 MORPETH, made me laugh. Inserting R into a lisping Mopes gives the town name.
19 GUNSHOT. I assume the clue refers to ’0′ size buckshot?
20 S HARED
22 O MEN which is a presignifier, and a greeting to a lot of chaps!.