Posted by tilsit on November 5th, 2007
Solving Time: 10 minutes
Nice, pleasant start to the week. Nothing too challenging. 5 down being my last entry.
ACROSS (* = ANAGRAM; (CD) = Cryptic definition; (R) REVERSAL
1 REVEAL A inside REVEL
5 ROLY POLY (CD) – Anyone remember the Roly Polys on TV? They were a team of “experienced” and lager dancers who appeared on Les Dawson’s show.
9 BUTTERED UTTER (say) in BED (with the ‘in’ coming from the phrased retired, ie in bed. Some will like it, some won’t.
10 MUNICH I in MUNCH
11 A PIECE OF CAKE Double def.
13 FOCI OF (R) + CI (101 in Roman numerals)
14 TONSURES (CD) – The hairstyle favoured by some monks.
17 ADHESION SO HE AND I*
18 NOEL LEON* (TROTSKY)
20 BEAT A RETREAT (CD)
23 ODDS ON ODD + SON
24 INDICTED INDICATED minus A
25 FRIED EGG FRIDGE E.G.*
26 RIDERS Double def
2 EMUS WE MUST less first and last letters
3 EXTRADITE Is this a cryptic definition?
4 LARKIN LARK + IN
5 REDUCE TO NOTHING “Love” as in the tennis sense.
6 LAMPOONS MP in SALOON*
7 PANIC PC with IN A (R) inside
8 LOCK KEEPER Dbl def. Locks refer to hair
12 ROAD MENDER (cd)
15 UNNOTICED CONTINUED*
16 MID RANGE DREAMING* – a new def on me, but I see how it work.
19 TENDER Dbl def.
21 TASTE Dbl def.
22 TEAR Dbl def.