Posted by linxit on August 23rd, 2007
Solving time 5:44
That was probably the easiest crossword I’ve ever done in the Guardian. Probably the only tricky word was 19ac, but it was an expression I knew from somewhere, so no problem there.
10 C(AS,SAT)A – Italian ice-cream.
13 S,END – what a totally unimaginative clue!
14 EYE,AS,KANCE(a neck)* – As is the chemical symbol for arsenic.
19 SCUD – “in the scud” is Scottish for “in the nude”. I can’t remember where I’d heard the expression before, but I knew it straight away.
24 WATTEAU – “What-oh!”, something Bertie Wooster said all the time.
25 ICEBERG – a calf is one that’s split off from a glacier or ice shelf.
26 DUTCH,CHEESE – “made up an example?” Surely that can only be used in a down clue, unless it’s “up” as an anagram indicator. See recent discussion at the Crossword Centre.
1 CIRCUMNAVIGATED – the clue is part of a quotation from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
2 NOTE,D – surely this should have read “Famous college sent up duke”.
7 SCALES, i.e. Libra, not Pisces.
8 SAPELE (Please*) – the wood they make doors out of, I think.
23 CREPE – crêpe rubber is rolled in thin crinkly sheets. News to me, but pancake was a giveaway with C?E?E.