Posted by nmsindy on November 22nd, 2007
Phi usually appears on Friday rather than today (Thursday). Wondered if there was a date-specific reason for this, but cannot see a theme. Quite an easy puzzle, I found. Solving time, 15 mins
* = anagram < = reversed
1 FLIP S IDE(a) Favourite clue. The B side of a record.
5 WE (I’M) AR
10 GO (T – rear of Baptist CH – church) A Cleverly worded to make the solver wonder at which end of the clue the definition lay.
12 A S(SAY) ABLE “Ready for trying time, perhaps, in a fur coat” I think it’s ‘say’ = perhaps surrounded by a fur = a sable ie in a fur coat, but ‘time’ seems to have no function so I may have missed something.
17 MAN OF THE MATCH Excellent pun on striker and match in two separate contexts ie football (striker = attacking player) and those you find in a match box.
20 DON (put on) CARLOS (carols)*
21 SO (very much) NAR ran< ran = organised
23 MODE RAT(i)O ref music
25 HEL(P) D ESK p = paratroops’ initial. The last I solved.
1 FE (D) E RACY Definition = allied forces
2 I ASK YOU “What I do to get your opinion, really!” A cracking clue.
6 E COSY STEM
7 MA (CAB) RE
16 S HER LOCK Holmes
18 TON (NAG) E
21 SHE EP