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Guardian 24,436 – Logodaedalus

Posted by Uncle Yap on July 10th, 2008

Uncle Yap.

Common abbreviations used
dd = double definition
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
ha = hidden answer
*(fodder) = anagram

First, a word of apology for the delay in posting this blog caused by computer glitch. This is quite a fair and Ximenean puzzle which should not pose too much of a problem for the average solver

ACROSS
1 BROOKED Ins of ROOK in BED as in He brooked no nonsense from his charges
5 KNOCK-ON Cha of KNOCK (strike) ON (50% of only)
10 ETNA Rev of ANTE, the Sicilian hot-tip
11 GALSWORTHY GALS (rev of slag) WORTHY (reputable) John Galsworthy OM (1867—1933) was an English novelist and playwright. Notable works include The Forsyte Saga (1906—1921) and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End of the Chapter. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932.
12 FLYING Ins of Y in FLING
13 PLAYBILL Ins of LAYB *(ably) in PILL
14 PRESIDENT Ins of ID in PRESENT
16 PAGAN Ins of AG (silver) in PAN (container)
17 SCRAP dd
19 ATTENDERS Ins of TENDER in ATS
23 DOMESTIC DO (party) ME STIC(k)
24 ERRATA Ins of RAT in ERA
26 EPSOM SALTS *(poems) + SALTS (sailors)
27 VIAL Ins of I (one) in VAL (rev of LAVatory)
28 ADDRESS A-D-DRESS
29 UNALIKE Una (girl, one in Italy) LIKE (to approve of)

DOWN
2 RATTLER Sir Simon Denis Rattle + Rex (king)
3 OKAPI Okay – a – PI (nt)
4 ENGAGED dd
6 NEWMAN A corny clue of Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman, (1801–1890)
7 CARDBOARD Cha of CARD (king or queen) BOARD (food as in board and lodge)
8 OPHELIA Cha of OP (work) HE + LIA(r) Allusion to Hamlet, the prince
9 SLAP AND TICKLE *(naps killed cat)
15 STAGE DOOR Ins of AGED in Rev of ROOTS (Thanks to Trench Adviser)
18 CHOPPED simple cha
20 EMERSON *(me snore)
21 RATPACK Ins of TPA *(tap) in RACK (stand) aka Paparazzi
22 STASIS Ins of TAS (rev sat) in SIS (little sister)
25 RAVEL (t) RAVEL Joseph-Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)

One Response to “Guardian 24,436 – Logodaedalus”

  1. Trench Adviser says:

    15dn
    Ins of AGED in Rev of ROOTS

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