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Independent 6711/Monk

Posted by neildubya on April 25th, 2008

neildubya.

Great pangrammatic puzzle from the Bulletprooof one. Not sure about 2 and 3 though. I think they’re both right but I can’t say why.

Across
1 H in WORKSOP – I think the wordplay is actually “Midland town housing Henry’s”.
5 SP,HERE [THEATRE with TAT removed] – took me a while to get my head around this one and I eventually solved it backwards. I had ?P?E?E filled in so SPHERE seemed obvious. After that it was just a case of seeing what was left after removing HERE from THEATRE.
12 [-d]EXTRA[-l]
13 P,OTT in AVARI[-cious] – amusing but accurate definition, he really was “affectionately known” by that name. Google it if you don’t believe me.
14 FIRST READING – when a Bill is introduced in Parliament the FIRST READING is the formal introduction without debate.
18 RIGHT-ON in BROCK – PC in this case is Politically Correct as opposed to the other two.
21 T,E,MAZE,PAM
24 (GAELIC N)* – ANGLICE was a new word to me so I had to wait for all of the checking letters before guessing this.
26 last letters of “everY sO ofteN reacheD thE snookeR”
Down
1 (ANDREW)* – WARDEN. Excellent clue with a great definition: “Nick’s manager”.
2 REBATE – not sure if this is right as I don’t understand “that’s groovy”.
3 SQUEAMISH – not sure about this either. AMISH explains “Mennonite” but I can’t see how “about to be cut free from helmet” works.
4 OEDIPUS COMPLEX – which could be the wordplay for “opus dei”.
6 PAGE,R
9 OLIVER C,ROM,WELL – “memory” is ROM (Read Only Memory) as in CD-ROM.
16 OBITUARY – I liked this cryptic def a bit more than the one at 8.
17 (JENNIE,GM)* – NIJMEGEN. One of the last few to go in as I’d never heard of the town and had to Google it to confirm.
19 LAD,IDA
20 hidden reversed in “internET A DESktop”

2 Responses to “Independent 6711/Monk”

  1. beermagnet says:

    2D A rebate is a groove in woodwork
    I had a questionmark against 3D too.

  2. Testy says:

    CASQUE with CA (circa) removed.

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