Posted by neildubya on August 29th, 2007
A change of pace after yesterday’s Paul brainbuster. It still required two coffees, Mrs Stan and Crossword Buddy (http://www.loquax.co.uk/puzzles/) to complete however, which probably says more about the state of my mind than the level of difficulty.
1 DECADE – sounds like “decayed”
4 BAND-I.T – Maybe a little strained to included mobiles as I.T
9 OMER – Had to look this one up – it’s a Hebrew measure of grain http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counting_of_the_Omer
10 SPIN DOCTOR – (NIPS)< DO (CT) OR – is there a general move among compilers to use up the Blair references quickly before we all forget who he was ?
12 FOREMOST – FORT with SOME backwards inside – using the meaning of “van” as in “vanguard”
13 ACCOUTRED – ACTORCUED*
21 BATHROOM – Thanks go to ilancaron for bailing me out – Bath = Spring, Room = Assembly
26 THAIRM – TM for trademark with HAIR inside. Thank heavens for the shortage of 4-letter musicals. Thairm is the intestine used for Haggis – also for fiddle-strings.
1 DEMONIC – COMEDI(A)N*
2 CAREY – George Carey the current Archbishop of Canterbury – Carey Street is where the bankrupcy courts used to be in London.
7 TROTS-KY – Abbreviation for Kentucky – If you have the Trots you are in urgent need of a washroom.
8 DIE FLEDERMAUS – MADEFIELDERSU* A little German goes a long way – comic opera by Strauss.
14 OCTAHEDRA – ACTORHEAD*
16 BRA-VEST – very much my sense of humour. Bra vo !
18 H-ACKERS – “Ackers” is Northern slang for money, allegedly from the Egyptian “akka”
20 DORTER – had to look this up – it’s where monks sleep. As opposed to “apricots”, which is where monkeys sleep …