Posted by nmsindy on October 10th, 2008
I found this quite tough, esp SW corner. Solving time, 26 mins.
* = anagram < = reversed
3 ZIP (nothing) FAST ENER Rene< Archetypal Crossword Frenchman
9 B (OLd) US Should have got this more quickly than I did.
10 NO T (RE D) AME In Paris
11 SEE (DIE) R
12 MATCHES Double definition with pun on striker (football)
14 INSTRUMENT PANEL Cryptic definition referring, I think, to the dashboard of a car
16 RACING CERTAINTY (in grey Antarctic)*
19 E (S) TON IA (A1 not (S) e)<
21 HOTLINE (the lion)*
22 BE (WILDER) S(t) This was cleverly misleading (for me anyway) as it suggested an anagram of less for a long time
23 RE ELS(e)
24 PERISTALSIS (stir palsies)* Glad Phi gave us a fairly obvious anagram for this unfamiliar word
25 RU(i)N i = one
1 ROBES PIERRE Character from French Revolutionary period. Pierre Cardin, fashion designer
2 POLLEN SAC (one calls p)* p = tip of petal (first letter)
3 (do)ZES TIER
4 PANAROMIC CAMERA A tip-top cryptic definition – well done, Phi!
5 ANTIMONARCHISTS m (money) in (his transaction)*
6 TRE (E) TOP e in (Potter)* The crossword mind suggested the Potter anagram straight away. Not personally familiar with the books – but a quick Google search shows WW appears in them.
7 NEATH Hidden
8 RU(d) E D = director
13 S (ILL Y SEAS) ON August usually – maybe the financial markets will be quiet again by then…
15 NO N (L IN) EAR mean = near in = inside
17 NO N PLU(g)S
15 ANTARES (a star one)* less o
20 TOW(s)ER Very tricky, as it looked liked first letter off the dog rather than the s = seen initially
22 B A P Phi is from Darlington originally so he’ll know all about those.