Posted by manehi on April 16th, 2008
A bit of an American theme, and quite a few container type clues from Paul this week. Not as tricky as Paul can be, but a couple of clues held me up for a while and I’m still unsure about one.
|9||DEWEY – YE WED reversed|
|10||LEFT – I wrongly put this for the last Paul’s 10ac double def, but am pretty sure it’s right this time.|
|11||COL,LECTION – COL is the ever popular mountain pass, LECTION is guessable enough as an old word for (a?) reading.|
|12||DAMS,ON – really liked this.|
|14||BUDDHIST – Zola BUDD, Olympic athlete, and (this)*|
|17||EMERSON – (p)ERSON around ME|
|20||EST(IM)ATE – ESTATE being the sum of assets LEFT to one’s heirs.|
|25||PEANO ? – not sure about this. Logician, sounds like “piano”, but he’s Italian as far as I know. Mick H suggests PLATO ~ “play dough”, which sounds reasonable.
|2,24||BE(AT TIM)E – took me ages to see “six-footer” = BEE|
|6||SWITCHEROO – (erotic show)*|
|7||NYLONS – N and S are partners in bridge, “inspiring” in the sense of inhaling i.e. taking in (only)*|
|16||FLA(TIRO)N – a TIRO is a beginner, or “starter”. More used to seeing it with a y instead of an i, but Chambers has both.|
|21||S(KIM)PY – KIM by Kipling – had to Wiki “fifth columnist” afterwards, it seems to refer to subversive elements within an organisation, hence SPY.|
|22||CARNAP – CARP around AN reversed.|