Posted by nmsindy on August 20th, 2007
This had a theme, but I proved you did not need to know it to solve the puzzle, because I tumbled to it only when verifying for this blog having filled the grid in. I give details of this after the clue explanations. Quite an easy puzzle, I thought.
< = reverse * = anagram
Solving time: 17 mins
1 T (RE) AD
4 ST (street = way) ONE
9 OGRE S ergo< S a quarter, like N, W, E
13 BO (UR) NE Ilium is an example of a bone, hence “Ilium maybe”
14 I DEN (TIT) Y
17 UN AB (A T) ED A t in abed (resting)
21 J AS ON
24 UL (TIM) ATUM (mutual)* Tiny Tim
26 YOR (K SHIR) E Shirt tail cut was a bit of a giveaway here.
28 BEANS “Like black French coffee” Has to be right because of 8 down, and coffee = beans but do not see the wordplay just now.
3 DIS MAY Miss (Doris) Day
4 SAP HEADS
7 LONG Hidden
8 SYNONYMS “Beans Meanz Heinz”
13 BLUE (JAY) S Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
16 P ETUNIAS (aunties)*
23 S (CR) UB
25/29 MATT DAMON nomad<
Theme: 25/29 in films the 13 across 10, 14, and 24 playing 23, I think, but I’m v weak on films.