Posted by linxit on December 7th, 2007
I’m a bit short of time today so this will be a less detailed than usual entry. Apologies in advance etc…
1 LITTLE TOE – I put in LITTLE PIG at first, which didn’t help with 4 and 5 down, the last two I got!
11 DE(PORT)MENT – “Make nuts” is a great def for DEMENT.
12 SEMI – (t)IMES reversed.
17 AND/OR,R.A. – pretty clever, assuming that the / on its own really does mean and/or.
25 NINETIETH – “top of the house” being 90, the highest number in bingo.
1 L(UC)ID – UC = upper case, i.e. cap(ital)s.
2 T(RUM,PC)ARD – “up bother” = DRAT reversed.
4 TOTEMIC – (Oct time)*
8 DI(S-SIDE)NT – I’m not keen on clues that use stuttering in the wordplay. Just strikes me as lazy, even though the worst offenders are probably Azed and Araucaria!
14 FLAGRANCE – change the first R of FRAGRANCE to L.
23 CONCH(i.e.) – conchie is slang for a conscientious objector.