Posted by neildubya on September 17th, 2007
I finished this more swiftly than any other Guardian crossword I have completed, taking 9 minutes. There didn’t seem much to stretch one’s mind, but maybe that’s a good thing for Monday morning. I believe the Times always starts the week with an easy one.
12 TORCHES anagram of escort around the end of watcH.
13 RI N SE
14 SLEEP ON IT
16 MARRIAGE BUREAUX
19 SHORT HEAD anagram of thrashed and o (nothing). A racing term for a narrow victory.
22 SANGRIA – anagram of ‘a grain’s’.
23 LORE LE I was one of the Rhine Maidens and is also a tall rock in the Rhine.
24 CHESS This seemed a very feeble literal clue, does anyone else know such clues as ‘Lafayettes’?
1 M ELODR AMAS – anagram of older surrounded by mama’s.
2 BIN LINER
3 RISQUE – buried in the clue.
5 FEATHERBED – amusing clue, the down being feathers, and under meaning beneath, the phrase having nothing to do with Australia.
6 IMPROPER – another Lafayette.
7 PATH AN nomads who live in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
14 SEGREGATED – anagram of gets agreed.
15 TAXI DRIVER
18 ABSOLUTE – anagram bales out.
20 OUNCE – also known as the Snow Leopard.