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FT 12,767/Gozo – Food, Various Food

Posted by smiffy on 14th May 2008

smiffy.

No real major sticking points on this one, although perhaps a couple of bones of contention on one or two clue structures.  Was a little disconcerted by how readily familiar I seem to be with various types of food – will have to make a bee-line for the bathroom scales this evening…

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Independent 6732/Dac

Posted by Ali on 14th May 2008

Ali.

I solved most of this online early this morning without knowing who the setter was. I thought it seemed a little easier than recent offerings from Dac – with quite a few double definitions – but none the worse for it. Sound clueing as always, and a couple of new words and people to add to the mental database, so all good.

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Guardian 24,388 (Logodaedalus)

Posted by diagacht on 14th May 2008

diagacht.
Across
1 HOARSE: A in HORSE
4 PASTIME: PA’S TIME
9 DEDICATED: DE (half dead) + CAT in DIED
10 IMPEL: MP in IE (that is) + L
11 OLDIE: (s)OLDIE(r)
12 ISINGLASS: I SING (tell all) + LASS. Something to do with sturgeon’s bladders, I understand.
13 KNOW-ALL: K + NO WALL
15 GAUCHO: GO around (AU + CH)
17 TIDY UP: anagram of DIY PUT
19 LADY DAY: March 25, the feast of the annunciation of the Virgin
22 POISONOUS: anagram of SOUP I SOON
24 RANGE: N (mathematicians shorthand for any number) in RAGE
27 PERMITTED: PERM IT TED!
28 DREISER: anagram of DESIRE + R. Refers to Theodore Dreiser the author of ‘An American Tradegy’
29 MESHED: ME + SHED
Down
1 HADDOCK: HAD + DOCK
2 ADDED: ADDE(r) replacing the ‘r’ with a ‘D’
3 SECRETARY: SECRET + A RY
4 PUDDING: double definition
5 STING: ITS (reversed) + NG
6 IMPEACHED: DEMI (reversed) around PEACH
7 ENLIST: hidden in womEN LISTeners
8 IT GIRL: Italian’s daughter = IT GIRL
14 ORIGINATE: ORATE around (I GIN)
16 UNDERMINE: UNDER (controlled) + MINE
18 PROSPER: from Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’, PROSPER(o) loses nothing
19 LUSTRE: ST in LURE
20 YIELDED: anagram of EYELID + D
21 SPREAD: double definition

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