Posted by loonapick on August 27th, 2007
Sorry for the late post. Don’t have a lot to say about this puzzle. Mostly fair, some good surfaces, the usual smattering of cryptic definitions that Rufus likes to use.
I’m not convinced by 20ac, and I don’t think I’ve come across 22ac in a dictionary.
1 OMNIBUS – does anyone still use this word in the sense of “vehicle”?
5 HUSSAR – (<=RASH) about US
9 CHAIN SAW
12 WORKING CLASS
15 ANTISEPTIC – a very good cryptic definition
20 QUADRANGLE – homophone of QUOD WRANGLE – as QUOD is short for, or derived from QUADRANGLE, I don;t think this clue is cryptic enough.
22 OPEN TRANSFER – I can’t find this phrase in Chambers or on onelook.com
7 SEA PASSAGE
13 BALLOONIST – good cryptic definition
14 STUTTERING – liked this one, too
18 MAKE GOOD – double definition, put something right and be a success
25 CLIP – as in “go at a fair clip”