Posted by Ciaran McNulty on August 18th, 2008
I found this fairly easy going, even for a Monday. Mainly composed of a few anagrams, double-definitions and more than the usual amount of cryptic definitions, it was a nice distraction but not much to get your teeth into.
- * = anagram
- dd = double definition
- cd = cryptic definition
- dd/cd = a dd where one half of the definition is fairly cryptic
- 7. MEANNESS. MESS around ANNE.
- 9. INURED. RUINED*
- 10. RIPE. RIP + E
- 11. NEAR ENOUGH. RANONEHUGE*. Not sure I liked ‘conglomerate’ as the anagram indicator.
- 12. IDEALS. LADIES*.
- 14. EXPOSURE. dd/cd. Disclosure/exposure sharing a suffix makes the dd feel weaker than it is.
- 15. EDITORS. SOTIRED*.
- 17. ANARCHY. ARCH in ANY.
- 20. WATCH OUT. dd/cd.
- 22. CASINO. cd.
- 23. SEAMSTRESS. SEAM + STRESS.
- 24. SNOW. S + NOW.
- 25. TANNER. dd. Slang name for a sixpence.
- 26. PREMISES. dd.
- 1. REMINDED. MIND in REED.
- 2. KNEE. K + NEE.
- 3. TENNIS. cd. Score one more than 40 to win.
- 4. LIFESPAN. LIE + F + SPAN. Doesn’t quite work unless you use covering or time twice, I think.
- 5. OUT OF SORTS. dd.
- 6. BEGGAR. cd. They solicit for change, not sure why self-employed is relevant?
- 8. SCALES. cd.
- 13. ATTACHMENT. dd.
- 15. ROOSTERS. ROSTERS around O.
- 18. HAND OVER. dd.
- 19. STREEP. PETERS*, a famous Meryl.
- 21. ARENAS. cd
- 22. CASKET. cd? A bit too literal for my taste.
- 24. STIR. A triple-definition with a well worked surface.