Posted by neildubya on August 20th, 2007
1 BAY RUM anagram of may rub. In the old days barbers would offer it as an after shave , posh barbers still do. It’s a distillate from Rum and the leaves of the West Indian Bay tree.
5 INTERVAL anagram of travel in.
11 HOLY MACKEREL
13 A C RE I held myself up by being certain this was ‘dene’, an anagram of Eden. It was only when I got 12Dn that I realised my error.
14 TASMANIA anagram ‘it’s a man’, on a.
17 BOOK CLUB
18 I O TA A short neat satisfying clue.
20 SLOW MOVEMENT was, on the other hand, rather pedestrian.
23 SALO ME anagram of ‘also, set next to ‘me’, and she it was who asked for John the Baptist’s head on a plate.
24 EN TITLE D A championship is a title, and it is held by ‘end’, giving entitled which means to be styled, or named.
25 BEDPOSTS, are uprights, and secrets are shared between you, me and the bedposts.
3 ROUGH NECK, neck meaning audacity.
6 TEST CASE
7 ROUSE, homophone for rows.
12 SCHOOL MATE
15 ARISTOTLE anagram of ‘tries a lot’.
16 BLOOMERS are mistakes, knickers, and flowers.
21 WHO OP Dr Who is a well liked, and long running, children’s TV programme in the UK.
22 PE RU Physical Education is P.E., and RU is Rugby Union