Posted by nmsindy on September 14th, 2007
I found this fairly straightforward. Solving time: 15 mins.
(LATER: there is a Nina here that I missed though I did look, but another has pointed it out. I refer to it after the clue explanations.)
* = anagram
1 LECTIONARY (not clear I)* y = last of early A book of church lessons for each day.
6 JAVA First letters, indicated by “initially”
10 GA(E)L DO M Do = party M = male
11 S (TERN) UM
12 CO (PART) NE R
13 VAL(V)E depression = valley = vale
14 F (RAN) C ‘No longer’ as franc has been replaced as French currency by the euro.
15 EDELWEISS (lies weeds)*
25 TRANC (H) E
26 Bertie WOOS TER(m)
27 (b)RAKE Reasonably obscure form of transport
28 S(T)AN DER (S) – BY San = Sanitorium = hospital
2 C HEAP JACK
7 ANNU (a) L annual is last word in last clue (24 down)
9 LEAVE WELL ALONE Liked that – cryptic definition of phrase.
19 TH (ROW) – IN Wondered about ‘pause’ as a definition – I imagined the physio coming on, then light dawned.
22 FL (abbrev) ASK
24 (y)EARLY unknowns from equations can be x, y or z
Theme: look in row 6, cf 26 across!