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Guardian 24,478 (Quantum)

Posted by diagacht on August 27th, 2008

diagacht.
Across
1 IGNITION KEY: & Lit
9 OCTOBER: O + (TO BE in CR)
10 ERASURE: ERA + anagram of USER
11 WHIRLWIND: HIRL (sounds like ‘hurl’) in W-WIND
12 SISAL: anagram of SAILS
13 BEDS: double definition
14 WHEEL CLAMP: anagram of CALM HELP WE
16 DAY TRIPPER: (T in AYR) in DIPPER
21 PANIC: a double definition of sorts
22 UNHELPFUL: UN + HELP + anagram of FLU
24 CLASSIC: CLASS +IC(e)
26 EXPEDIENTLY: anagram of EXTEND I YELP
Down
1 IN THIS DAY AND AGE: & Lit
2 NOBEL: N + O + BE + L
3 TURKISH: double definition
4 OVERDUE: OVER + DUE
5 KNAPSACK: KNAP (sounds like ‘nap’) + FIRE (sack)
6 YOURS FAITHFULLY: & Lit
7 COBWEB: double definition (see A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
8 DEWLAP: another double defintion: a fold of skin and a means of marking cattle
15 CRACKS UP: C + RACKS UP
16 DEPICT: anagram of PC TIDE
17 POUNCED: OUNCE in P (quiet) D (end of wooD)
18 ENHANCE: EN (two points) + (c)HANCE (not 100)
20 BALLAD: ALL in BAD

6 Responses to “Guardian 24,478 (Quantum)”

  1. Paul G says:

    I thought 8D was a straight cryptic definition, i.e. a dewlap is a fold of skin found on cattle: I couldn’t find a reference to it as a means of marking cattle?

  2. Superdad says:

    26 across…. as Tiny Tim was?

  3. John says:

    Hello everybody. I’m not that keen on “..hirl….” v “hurl” (throw) in 11 ac. I feel soundalikes should be aurally, not orthographically, similar in the answer.
    But maybe I’m picky.

  4. liz says:

    I agree with Paul G about 8D. Seems like a straight clue to me, which stopped me filling it in for a while. Was wondering if ‘fold’ was a DD for some kind of pen. Unless I am missing something?

  5. marjory says:

    25A: I thought a novella was a short novel, not a short story.

  6. muck says:

    8dn DEWLAP: I didn’t get the cattle reference either Liz, but see http://www.cowboyshowcase.com/glossarycattle.htm

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