Posted by nmsindy on December 13th, 2007
I found this quite an easy puzzle – solving time 15 mins but there’s one I do not understand.
Notes on some clues below, including that one.
Happy to explain others if asked and to have that one explained to me.
* = anagram
11 MAYORESS “Female dignitary, woman about to get into muddle (8)” This is the one I don’t get. From crossing letters, it has to be right, with definition probably ‘female dignitary’. The ‘muddle’ may be the ‘mess’ but I do not see how the rest works.
16 IGUANA Bringing forward the ‘i’ in Guiana.
26 DELE (gate) Tricky, my last to go in.
1 The S(CHILL)ING test. Got it from the wordplay, verifying after.
6 BALD R (king) I (one) C (about)
15 DEC (December = this month) ORATES (a store)*