Posted by neildubya on November 27th, 2007
Apologies if you checked in earlier – a work crisis of Biblical proportions had wiped out my leisure time and my solution was sparse.
12 KENTISH = (THESKIN)*
16 A-TT-OR-NEY GENERAL – As per 1 down TT is a motorbike race, and then I get a bit lost – a GENERAL is a top soldier and Marshall NEY was a top soldier too. Close enough ?
19 EPONYMOUS = gorgeous clue including as it does a PONY and a MOUSE with the last letter shifted to the front. Meaning is “something named after a person”
22 INDULGE = (ELUDING)*
23 COL-OGNE = COLonel (GONE)*
24 MEANS = i.e MEAN(der) without the “der”
25 ATTAIN-DER (see above – the “der” that was surplus there is needed here) Had to look it up ”
|the termination of the civil rights of a person upon a sentence of death or outlawry for treason or a felony|
1 ISLAND RACE
4 RUED = sounds like “rude”
14 PHE(NO-MEN)AL = (AHELP)* with NO MEN inside
15 ELLE(NT ER)RY ? Ellery Queen was a crime noverlist NT = New Testament ER is the Queen. Tried to squeeze Helen Mirren in there for the longest time.
18 RENEGADE = ( E A GENDER)*
22 IAMB – it’s a grammatical “foot” contained in willIAM Brown
23 <<left as an exercise>>