Posted by tilsit on October 20th, 2008
Time for an occasional posting. Quite good fun from Azed this week with several witty clues and the usual smattering of obscure words.
1 BUSHWHACKING BUSH + WHACKING (large as in the sense of a “whacking” great item.
9 UP-PILED I had piled-up for a while, until I cracked 1 down.
12 CAPER TEA C (college) APERT (open, archaic) EA (river)
13 SLIER LIE inside SR
14 FLIRTS anagram of ‘fish to retail’ minus ‘oh I eat’
15 TETRI TET(E) + R (King) + I (Emperor[Imperator])
17 RHEA Hidden answer
18 COENURUS ONCE (ANAG) + URUS (an aurochs)
19 ECRU E + CRU
20 UREA AUBRIETA minus A BIT
21 BOTULISM OUT (anag) inside LIMBS (anag)
23 SCAG SCALAWAG minus A LAW
24 DENEB The brightest star in the constellation Cygnus. The lead is BENEDICT, less DICT and reversed.
26 TIPULA UP inside ALIT (Reversed)
29 LIFER F (folio) inside LIER
30 AZULEJOS JEALOUS + Z anag
31 CRUORES ROE inserted into CURS “regularly” means proportionately spaced in this instance.
32 DISMAYEDNESS MAY (a maid) + DENSE (anag) inside DISS (grass)
1 BUIST I inside BUST
2 SPRITE A fairly tasteless soft drink made by Coca Cola. IT replaces E in the word SPREE
3 HIBERNACULUM I’m having trouble remembering how this worked out.
4 HEAP (C)HEAP
5 CIEL A Line. CIEL (rev) + S = LEICS (A county shortly)
6 KYRIE ELEISON YES NO LIKELIER minus L anag
7 INTRA When placed inside G —P it forms a nasty method of catching animals.
8 GRASSUM GRUM with ASS
10 PILEORHIZA LE ROI (anag) inside PHIZ + A
11 PETER-SEE-ME PET + ERSE + EME (a favourite crossword chestnut definition for Uncle)
16 PROG GORP reversed
17 RUTH Hidden reversal
18 CUSTARD Manchester Tart is filled with custard, for example! ATS (rev) inside CURD
22 INFARE NEF AIR (anag)
23 SPUDS PUD inside SS a nice clue.
25 BRASS Quadruple def.
27 LEDA From mythology - hidden answer
See you in seven weeks.