Posted by nmsindy on October 1st, 2007
I found this one very easy indeed, as attested by the solving time.
Solving time: 10 mins
* = anagram < = reversal
1 C(H)ANCER crab = sign of the Zodiac
9 SMOKE AND MIRRORS (Mass or Monk I’d err)* Two other Indy setters.
10 AMBLE Hidden – if you run the placenames together.
11 CON DE (NS) ER Deer = does
15 S (CI) ON
16 TES TIMON Y disappointment = setback = tes< Timon of Athens (Shakespeare) = misanthrope.
21 CO RFU (Rugby Football Union)
23 TARWEED (Watered)*
24 L ANTE RN (Royal Navy) main = sea
1 W ASSAIL
2 LOOK BACK IN ANGER A crossword favourite with 15 letters and reading as a piece of wordplay with indications of containment and reversal. Here it’s a cryptic definition, though not too cryptic, I’d say.
4 TON (100) IC (99)
5 CO (MA) NCHES
7 CROSS OF LORRAINE Symbol of French Resistance. Cross (on for Ariel)*
8 RE SORTS Had some doubts about the definition ‘holiday accommodation’ as a resort would be the place itself, I thought.
13 I(N (THE MIN) D Favourite clue. n onset of neurosis = first letter (then I’m)* in id!
14 PRINCE TON not<
17 YOU’RE ON (Rooney U)* U = United. Wayne Rooney being a Manchester United player, as some may know.
20 LEG A L Leg = on (side of cricket field)