Posted by Pete Maclean on June 26th, 2008
So, I am getting to know Falcon now. This was a little more difficult than the few of his I have done before. Clue 5A in particular took me a while.
1. CHRONIC – CHRONIC[le]
5. CABOOSE – B + OO (ducks) in CASE (situation). I know “caboose” in the American sense of a guard’s van. I had no idea until I solved this clue that it could mean a galley.
9. TACIT – I (one) in TACT (discretion)
10. ALDERSHOT – ALDERS (trees) + HOT (all the rage)
11. AT PRESENT – anagram of TAP + ENTER + S (son)
12. EERIE – [gr]E[at] in ERIE (lake)
13. LEIGH – s[LEIGH]t. A reference to Vivien Leigh.
15,18. JUMP ON THE BANDWAGON – JUMP ON (attack) + THEBAN (old Greek) + WAG (comedian) + ON
19. ALEPH – anagram of A HELP
21. AMISH – [h]AMISH
23. CHARACTER – double definition
25. CHAIRLIFT – cryptic definition
26. ALERT – R (first of riders) in A (a) + LET (lease)
27. BOOZE UP – BOOZE (audible cries) + UP (at college)
28. NON-STOP – N (an indefinite number) + ON (on) + ST (street) + OP (work)
1. CATCALL – CA (about) + T (time) + CALL (telephone)
2. RECEPTION – double definition
3. NOTKE – anagram of TENKO. I don’t think I had ever heard of him before but Bernt Notke was the most important German painter and sculptor in his times (the late 1400s).
4. CLARET JUG – T (top of table) in CLARE (girl) + JUG (pitcher). The Claret Jug is a golf trophy.
5. CADET – anagram of ACTED
6. BARCELONA – anagram of REAL BACON. Must remember this the next time I am in Spain!
7. OTHER – [m]OTHER
8. EXTREME – double definition
14. HAWTHORNE – anagram of WHO RAN THE
16. MANHATTAN – MAN (fellow) + anagram of THAT + AN (an)
17. TREATMENT – anagram of MATE in TRENT (river)
18. BEAR CUB – BEAR (bring) + CUB (cheeky young boy)
20. HARDTOP – HARD (durable) + TOP (something made for many a spin)
22. IDAHO – I[llinois] D[eny] A[nybody] H[as] O[ne]
23. CHIMP – CH (church) + IMP (devil)
24. AGAIN – A (a) + GAIN (growth)