Posted by tilsit on April 9th, 2008
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Well that will teach me! Out on the town with the Sloggers and Betters and I end up in hospital. So today’s blog is brought to you from Calderdale Hospital’s quarantine ward. Unfortunately, the gentleman admitted alongside me decided to spend the night regurgitating and as a result, I am quarantined for 4 days before my treatment can start.
Anyway, after pleading with a nice nurse, who got me a newspaper, it was nice to solve a safe sound puzzle.
ACROSS (*) = ANAGRAM (CD) = CRYPTIC DEF (R) = REVERSAL
1 FASTER AFTERS (*)
4 MAQUETTE Homophonic pun A small raincoat might be called this! Nice clue.
9 EFFORT Hidden answer
10 STUDIOUS another nice clue. The Head of Universal (U) in his working place film STUDIOS
12 PACK Double def.
14 BUFFER-ZONE BUFFER (Fellow) ‘S OWN (Private-sounding)
18 FARTHINGALES THIN GAL inside FARES (People in 24 - TAXI)
21 LEAD THE WAY (Article) THE “on” LEAD + WAY (Fashion)
22 GOYA Y in GOA
24 CLEMATIS M inside CASTILE* Parts as an anagam indicator? Hmmm…
25 MARINA (Former tennis champ) MARTINA less T
26 SILENTLY ENT (hospital dept) inside SILLY (dope)
27 JIGGLE JIG + LEG*
1 FREEPORT F (Loud) + REPORT with E inside
2 SOFT CELL SOFT (Piano) + CELL(O)
3 EURO Nice def “Ready (cash) for a Frenchman” Homophone “You Row”.
5 ARTS FESTIVAL FIVE STALWARTS less W *
6 UNDERLINGS LUG DINNERS*
7 TOO TOO (I think!) Homophone for TWO TWO
8 EASTER First letters
11 RUN OF THE MILL Two defs
14 STEAM TRAIN TEAM inside STRAIN
16 ALLOWING Two defs
17 ESCAPADE PA inside CEASED*
19 BLOCKS B + LOCKS
20 CAVELL VE(T) inside CALL