Posted by nmsindy on September 28th, 2007
I know with Bannsider that it will be tough and it was. Got there in the end – one or two that I cannot fully see the wordplay. Some very good clues as always.
Solving time: 54 mins
< = reverse * = anagram
1 GI JOE jig< O(n)E Got the answer long before the wordplay!
4 ST RUMMER’S Axe = guitar
9 MUNCH “Artist finding work through Apple?” Sheer brilliance.
10 O VERV (ALU) E Alu = aloo Indian potato
12 CA R ca = about = in the region of
13 KISS CURL “Dog wrapped in silk’s lost some hair” Excellent misdirection – cur in (silks)*
16 Jack LON(e) DON See 1 across. Don = reader
21 CORRECTS rr for ll in collects
24 RUG last letters rhyming slang wig = syrup (of figs)
25 STEAM ROLLER As, I think, a paddle boat would be powered by steam and ‘on a roll’ is a spell of success.
28 BILL Gates A BO (N) G
30 PA (U) L S I MON(day) I think that may be it – the U may come from a TV reference
1 (GIM)M(IC)K (all <) Very elaborate wordplay. CI (Channel Islands)= Jersey and more. km = short (ie abbrev) distance. Mig = Miguel Indurain (cyclist).
2 JONESES Definition is, I think, Neighbours competed with (keeping up with the Joneses) but I do not understand the wordplay “Neighbours
competed with Emmerdale initially, getting in girls”
5 RIETI Alternate letters
6 MOV(I)E GOER
8 S (WEAR) IN Defn is ‘admit using oath’
14 ICE Am slang ice = total = kill
15 CROSS BARS
17 O PT “Plump, lacking exercise?” !
19 HARD B OP
20 Maya ANGELOU e = people’s base in (Lugano)*
22 loCAL LINGo ladies = loo
26 ENORM cf e-Norm(an) Wisdom
27 OUT DO