Posted by michod on October 29th, 2007
Just a quick post to get the ball rolling as I’m in a training course all day. Not sure why we have the treat of a Paul on a Monday – is Rufus on holiday? Anyway, some gems here – 15 down made me laugh out loud.
1. SECOND TON ONE. 101-200 refers to the runs contributing to a second century.
8. PRIMULA. I got this without understanding the wordplay. Now I see it’s RIM occupying PULA (PAUL with minor adjustment).
9. PASS(I)ON. Tricky syntax – it’s one (that) ‘hand down’ skirts.
11. COPY CAT.
13. AU RA L. ‘Prospect for this’ = gold (AU)
16. DYNA MISTS. (ANY D).
19, 2. PRIVY COUNCIL. Boom boom.
26. SEVENTY-EIGHT. I don’t remember the crash of ’29, but I do remember those funny little records.
3. NEAP TIDES. (DESPITE AN*).
5. NOS T RIL(l). SON<.
6. NOIS(OM)E. I’m assuming it’s this, aas the wordplay works, but the definition would then be ‘stinks’. What’s that all about?
7. S(PICK)AND SPAN. Spruce as an adjective, grains= sand.
10. NURSERY RHYME. Because cursory rhymes with nursery. I think I’ve seen a similar clue using bursary.
15. C ASTIGATE. I love the idea of the wine scandal ‘Astigate’ – complete with a ‘deep throat oenologist?
18, 12. MASS AGE PAR LOUR. PAR = ‘standard in golf’, not just the standard ‘standard’.
19. PUDDING. As in gooseberry fool.