Posted by tilsit on July 26th, 2007
Solving Time: 26 minutes
The answer to my question is contained in today’s 1 across. Another nice puzzle and, I’m
pleased to say, a great deal easier than his appearance as Pasquale in last Saturday’s
Guardian (more tomorrow!).
The usual elegant clueing from Bradman with 10 across standing out. I liked 28 across
as well, but I suppose purists may argue that Bogart never starred opposite Garbo,
so the defnition is slightly misleading.
ACROSS * = anagram (CD) = Cryptic definition (R) = Reversal
1 GUNSLINGER SNUG (R) + LINGER. Ena Sharples and her chums used to drink their Milk Stouts in the Snug of the Rover’s Return. A small bar adjacent to the main bar.
7 TOSS Chambers defines “toss” as an affected sign, a toss of the head away to show disdain. TO + SS
9 ABUT TUBA (R)
10 PRESS BARON Great clue! “Rags” here of course refers to newspapers.
11 DIVERS The last clue I completed, after spending a few minutes trying to think of a breed of bird to fit. However it’s a type of bird DIVERS(E) that’s needed.
12 THURSDAY YARD SHUT*
13 ANTIPOPE TIP inside A NOPE – Liked this clue as well.
15 EWER Hidden answer
17 CHIN CHIN(A) – China Plate is Cockney Rhyming Slang for mate.
19 INCIDENT CID inside IN E N T
22 ESURIENT I SEE RUNT* Whenever I see’esurient’, I am always reminded of the Monty Python Cheeseshop Sketch.
23 ELFISH (S)ELFISH
25 GIANT PANDA ANT + PAN inside A DIG (R)
26 LOGO Double def
27 AGUE A GUE(ST)
28 GRETA GARBO Marvellous appropriate anagram – Google doesn’t seem to show me any films in which they starred together, more’s the pity.
2 UNBRIAN UM (Hesitation) + BRIAN
3 SATIE SATI (See Chambers – Suttee) + E
4 IMPOSTOR I + MOST (with P inside) + OR
5 GOES THE DISTANCE CONTEST HE IS AGED*
6 RISQUE QU (Queen) Inside RISE (Tower)
7 TRANSCEND NERDS CAN’T*
8 STORAGE OR inside STAGE
14 IGNORANCE ONE CARING*
16 SCHEMATA SCH (school) + MA + TA (Volunteers = Territorial Army)
18 HISSING HIS + SING
20 NASHGAB A completely new word on me – Nice straightforward clue for it
NG (No good) with A SH (One quiet) inside + A B
21 SEA PIG Nice (cd) Pigs might fly!
24 FELLA FELL (4th def in Chambers) + A
On a more serious note, I hope that Don (and Azed) have not been affected by the recent floods in the Oxford area.