Posted by Uncle Yap on October 28th, 2008
dd = double definition
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
ha = hidden answer
*(fodder) = anagram
What a nostalgic trip down memory lane as I became aware of pop music during the 60’s when Cliff Richards vied with The King and The Fab Four for our attention. And in between were such luminaries as The Animals, The Rolling Stones, Credence Clearwater Revival, Herman’s Hermits, etc etc. All themed songs marked with *
P/S After reading all the helpful comments, I have edited out all the errors and rough edges
9 TEARAWAYS This kind of clues are devilish and it is only with checking letters that you see the connection with away (on hoilday) and tear (blub)
10 TOWER dd
11 MERIT M (male) + ERIT (rev of tire, weary) desert3
n anything that is deserved; claim to reward; merit.
12 TRAVERSED Ins of VERSE (stanza) in TRAD (traditional jazz)
13 SISTINE Cha of SIS (sister, relative) TIN (can) E (first letter of evangelise)
*14 GET BACK First of The Beatles songs featured
17 ORLOP OR (odd letters from fOuR) LOP (cut) the lowest deck in a ship
*19,6A LET IT BE The status quo
20 ENDUE ha
21 TAVERNA Ins of A V (flying formation) in TERN (bird) + A In Greece, a type of guesthouse with a bar, popular as holiday accommodation; a Greek restaurant.
*22 SHE SAID SHE SAID Ins of HE (man) in SS (aboard ship) AID’s (or HELP’s, answer to 27) HE’s (man’s) AID (HELP)
*24 SOMETHING It is something, isn’t it?
26 THIGH Cha of T (time) HIGH (off or rotting) and we know the thigh is below the waist where you wear the belt
28 CEDAR rha
29 STONEWALL Ins of ONE W (single wicket) in STALL (block) (in cricket) by batting extremely defensively.
1 ITEM Rev of MET (came together) I
*3 DAY TRIPPER Ins of AY (yes) T (thumb initially) in DRIPPER (leaking tap)
*4,2 I AM THE WALRUS *(White Album as minus B plus R)
5 ESCARGOT Cha of E (English) SCAR (mark) GOT (achieved)
*7,13 TWIST AND SHOUT One of those reversed anagram clues where thousand is annie of “and shout” with “twist” as annie indicator
8 ARID Cha of A (first of August) RID (clear)
15 THE BEATLES Ins of T (last letter of contracT) in ALE (bitter) to form ATLE which is then inserted into THEBES (old city)
16 KNEAD Homophone for NEED (poverty) A bloomer is also a longish crusty loaf of white bread with rounded ends and a number of slashes across the top
*18 LOVE ME DO Love (nothing or damn all) MEDO (c) a French wine produced in the district of Medoc, department of Gironde.
19 LEAFIEST Cha of LEA (synonym for field) FIE (field minus 40%) ST (street)
22 SIGNOR Ins of G (last letter of translatinG) in Sino (of Chinese) R (rex or king) Equivalent of Mister in Italy
23 ANIMAL Rev of Lamina (a thin plate)
24 SACK dd
25 TURN dd
*27 HELP She loves you, yeah yeah yeah