Posted by nmsindy on July 17th, 2008
Mixture of some very easy clues and some much trickier ones, I thought – solving time, 20 mins.
* = anagram < = reversed
1 JACK AND JILL The well being where they went to get the water in the Nursery Rhyme.
8 TUBA abut< neighbour (vb)
9 REVOLUTION (to ruin love)*
10 STAR (DU S) T du = of the (in French i.e. Parisian) S = society
11 Y (A) RROW worry< = stew
12 L IN NET
14 DEBUNKED Definition and pun on bed = bunk
16 STAIR ROD Cryptic definition If you see ‘flight’ in a clue, think of a flight of stairs.
19 TAP (P) ER Tricky taper = to become less significant i.e. to narrow
21 EMETIC Hidden
23 FRONT MAN In dances, Dan (a man’s name) is in the front.
25 PTARMIGANS (ragman’s tip)*
27 Hilary MANTEL PIECE
1 J (O) UST
2 CH A GRIN
3 AIR GUITAR A guitar with no strings – play it for fun.
4 DE VOTED
5 IN LAY Fancy bit e.g. ornament = inlay
6 LATER AN 1929 Treaty between Mussolini’s Italy and the Vatican.
7 HOL (OCEN) E (once)* My last entry.
13 IN TIM ATE
15 BOTTOM S UP
17 IN TER (I) M caretaker (adj)
18 DEFLATE (et al fed)<
20 POTABLE (pal to be)*
22 CAI(R)N R = river Cain = Old Testament murderer (of his brother Abel). man is a word for a cairn
21 AG AVE