Posted by Gaufrid on October 10th, 2008
Smiffy has had to get his priorities right and put business before pleasure today so unfortunately we won’t be seeing his cheerful avatar.
I found this an interesting and entertaining set of clues from Bradman, some of which required a bit of thought to unravel.
1 PICADOR homophone of ‘pick a door’ – a mounted bullfighter with a lance
5 DIVERT DIVER (one taking the plunge) T (time)
8 WAISTBAND homophone of ‘waste banned’ – I liked the definition!
9 SEGUE hidden in ‘thoSE GUEsts’ – a musical term meaning ‘to proceed without pause’ or ‘follow on’
11 RUSTY [t]RUSTY (reliable)
12 THE FIVE KS *(HK FESTIVE) – the symbols of a Sikh’s spiritual and cultural allegiance to Sikhism (kaccha, kangha, kara, kesh and kirpan), worn by baptised Sikhs.
13 RANDIEST DIES (passes out) in RANT (wild party) – Collins defines ‘rant’ as a, principally Scottish, term for ‘wild revel’
15 GUN DOG cd
17 SPLASH PL (place) in SASH (band) – a slight quibble with the definition here; ‘to trumpet’ is vocal and ‘to splash’ relates to printed material
19 GUJERATI I TAR (one sailor) E (eastern) JUG (vessel) reversed – the Indian state is Gujerat so the definition must be ‘from region of India’
22 ICELANDER homophone of ‘I slander’
23 CRASS CR (Charles Rex) ASS (fool)
24 GHOST G (good) HOST (entertainer) – usually used in the term ghost-writer but can stand alone
25 STIMULATE S (second) TIM (boy) U (university) LATE (after the normal time)
26 ANDREA hidden in ‘mAN DREAms’
27 NEGATED [o]NE GATED (kept in)
1 POWER DRESSING *(EDWIN PROGRESS)
2 CRIMSON CRIM[inal] (villain) SON (boy)
3 DITTY TT (completely sober) in DIY (activity of amateur enthusiast)
4 ROAD TEST O in *(STARTED)
5 DODDER D (day) ODDER (stranger)
6 VESTIBULE VEST (garment) I (one) *(BLUE)
7 RAGWEED WE in RAGED (was wild)
10 EAST GRINSTEAD *(A STREET SIGN) AD (advertisement) – a town in West Sussex
14 INSTANTER *(TEN TRAINS) – a legal term meaning ‘without delay’
16 GUARDIAN A RD (a road) I A (one lying on a) in GUN (weapon)
18 LIE DOWN *(WILD ONE)
20 ADAMANT ADAM (man ahead of all others) ANT (member of hard working community)
21 ODESSA [p]ASSED O[n] reversed – a port on the Black Sea in southern Ukrane
23 CLUNG C (about) LUNG (breather)