Posted by neildubya on April 17th, 2008
This is a new setter to me, and I enjoyed the puzzle on the whole. It didn’t take long to do, and, if the week’s puzzles are to get harder as the week goes on, I would have this as a Tuesday rather than a Thursday.
2 WARP AIN’T
10 UP LINE, but I am not sure I have understood the clue. Americans call a queue a line, and I suppose the up line is the one gong to the city centre. is that it?
11 (M) USES
12 FLAMBOYANT, but I don’t know why, except that the worker is represented by ‘ant’. Anyone else know the old pulpit reference? Is it a flam, or a flamb?
14 E M BE DD ED ‘E’ is eastern, and ‘Med’ is the sea going around ‘be,’ to live, and ‘dd’, doctor of divinity.
16 SEA FARE R
20 S WORDS TICK
23 ARDOUR – party is do in rura(l) backwards.
24 W HIT E T IE – this was my favourite clue; wet around ‘hit’, and ‘ie’ for “that’s”.
25 A SSEM BLY
26 DA RING
2 CHOOSE ONES WORDS , anagram.
3 LINKS – first letters of ‘learn in new kids’ school’.
4 STIFFENER – old boy slang for a drink.
5 WELFARE anagram of ‘few real’.
6 R HUM B
7 (W) ALLEYED
8 NONINTERVENTION anagram.
17 F ORB ORE – ‘fore’ being what golfers shout before whacking the ball to warn potential victims of the outgoing missile.
18 RAIL WAY
22 S N EER