Posted by nmsindy on February 25th, 2009
Not too difficult, I found, solving time 22 mins.
* = anagram < = reversed
1 OPUS hidden
4 Long John SILVER WAR E
10 LE AN-T O Collins confirms it can be a roof as well as a shed
11 BILL (Clinton) YO (as, in ‘Yo, Blair’ when Bush and he were in Russia, if I recall) Definition ‘very much’. Collins confirms it can be spelt without a hyphen
12 EDGEHILL (I held leg)* English Civil War
13 HOLY HEAD
16 C(H) ART Spent too long thinking the vehicle must be ‘car’
17 BEST OWER Favourite clue, though a nit-picker might suggest it should be ‘worst ower’!
19 NOBLEMAN m in (Lebanon)*
20 B (E’ER)-UP Australian slang, new to me, that I worked out from the wordplay . ‘Rowdy’ suggested an anagram, though ‘pub’ is just reversed.
22 A GAR A GAR As an experienced solver got this straight away though I’ve never come across it or its wordplay components in ‘real life’
23 PEDESTRIAN Excellent double definition
24 TIER Robert “Tear”
2 PROV (IS) O (st)
3 SHIRLEY MACLAINE (Archie – silly name)* Weak on films, but I’d heard of her.
4 SCH MO US usage
5 LAP HELD pal< Another name for a ‘laptop’ computer i.e. PC
6 EU LOG (r)ISES
7 WEATHER FORECAST (Two teachers fear)*
14 ESTA (MINE) T(e)
16 C (HORAL) E
17 BEN (GAL) I (n)
18 EMU LATE ape (vb)
20 BRA (W)N w = with