Posted by nmsindy on March 5th, 2009
Tough puzzle from Nimrod with 6 15-letter entries. Solving time, 46 mins.
* = anagram < = reversed
8 NON-PROFESSIONAL Well-concealed with the misleading ‘Lay on line’.
Definition is ‘lay’ (On line f sopranos)*
9 A PERT URE Refers to Midge Ure
10 AB LATE
11 PISTOL Not understood apart from the definition “Small arm? Motion now will be restricted”
12 HEAT WAVE (we’ve a hat)* Good surface
13 OF FA Another good surface
15 KEN DO
16 YEA R
17 PILC HARD clip<
18 CI (CAD) A
20 INCU(r) BI
21 PE (A GREE) N
22 PLOUGHMAN’S LUNCH Cryptic definition with excellent misdirection
1 DOLPHIN-FRIENDLY (Phi donned frilly)* New to me, and pleased to work it out from the anagram when I’d sufficient crossing letters. Quick look in dicts does not turn it up but Google certainly does.
2 SPIRIT Double definition and my favourite clue.
3 GO OUT /LIKE/ A LIGHT (get off). Got this straight away – the enumeration helped.
4 HE BE From Greek mythology – a word learnt from solving
5 ESCALATOR CLAUSE (so a = one recalculates)*
6 HOL (LOWA) Y prison AWOL<
7 CAPTIVE AUDIENCE Cryptic definition
12 HONED Hidden Definition: Sharp now
14 ARC TUR US rut<
19 COR PUS