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Guardian 24162/Brummie – from a Stan(d in)

Posted by neildubya on August 23rd, 2007

neildubya.

I’m indebted to one of our regular commenters – stan – for this blog as we had a bit of a mix up this week and I assigned a puzzle to a blogger who was away. Normal service should resume today.

Across
 
10 A (N (A LOG) OUS) – “NOUS” is common sense, “LOG” is a record
12 E (POX) Y – “YE” backwards round POX
13 ABYSS I NIA – AIN backwards is quite cute 
14 IMPIETY – II EMPTY *
 15 RO ADMA P
18 HAR (DTO) P
20 KEEP NET – cryptic definition
21 W(O)E BE GONE
23 hidden in PunjaBE HARbour
24 ROACH – Naughty drug reference – wouldn’t catch Araucaria doing that
25 ESP ERA (N) TO – E.S.P (the usual spiritual talent) with Erato (the usual Muse)
26 P LATITUD (IN IS) E -
 
Down
 
2 PEA SOUPER – sounds like “Pee” “Super”
3 IRON Y – To smooth is to iron, and y is the second most common variable in algebra
4 TOO MANY COOKS SPOIL THE BROTH – Comes easily when you know a “saw” is a tired old cliche and that 62.5% of friars is 5/8th of “BROTHERS”
5 E SSAYER – Dorothy SAYERS with the last letter round the front
6 ROCK S(N)AKE
7 THOR N
9 OSCAR PETERSON – i.e PETER (Ackroyd)’S ON
15 ENTRE* CHAT- The only dance move I’ve even heard of
17 MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK – Best clue of the month – just a glorious cryptic definition 
19 PRO JE(C)T – for = “pro” C = carbon
20 KNE (EP)AD 
21 E MAIL = E LIAM<  
22 BO(R)ON – A “Boon” is  a benefit, presumably a grant also

One Response to “Guardian 24162/Brummie – from a Stan(d in)”

  1. Tramp says:

    An excellent puzzle by Brummie. I loved the ‘many hands’ clue.

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