Posted by nmsindy on May 29th, 2008
Solving time, 22 mins.
* = anagram < = reversal
5 A WARD’S Maybe not exclusively an urban district, but usually so.
7 SLE EVE (eve Els)< If golfer Ernie Els could claim royalties from his appearances in puzzles, he’d be even richer.
9 DIARY OF A NOBODY (A do on Friday boy)* Well-known book about Charles Pooter written by George Grossmith (late 1800s)
11 SEMAN TIC (cit(e) names)<
13 RE FORM RE = Religious Education
15 IN DIRE STRAITS A rare foray by Quixote into the world of pop music, the Knopfler brothers being part of the former group Dire Straits.
17 (L)IBERI(a) S
19 VI (NEGAR) Y (anger)* (ivy)*
20 HYDRO (COR) TISONE cor = ‘that’s amazing’ in (ones thyroid)*
23 OF FISH
24 STONED A hidden that took me ages to spot.
1 CARD pack of cards
2 SALA (MAN) D ER
3 VERB Hidden. ‘kiss’ and ‘cuddle’ are examples.
4 T ENDERISER (reindeer’s)*
6 D AYSTAR (rays at)*
8 L ONE R left and right sides
10 F ACE-S AVER
12 ENID BLYTON (Tiny blonde)* Children’s writer, one of the most popular ever.
14 F AIR G ROUND
16 RAN (RIO) T This was my last entry. frolic = rant I don’t recall meeting before but dicts confirm it.
18 SECTS Chooses = selects and you can get to sects by taking either le (the French) or el (the Spanish) out of it.
22 ENDS Send = post with the s moved to the end.