Posted by Ciaran McNulty on March 6th, 2009
This blog was accidentally published early – apologies if it looked a little incomplete!
A really enjoyable puzzle, with a few very closely interwoven themes/clues that kept me going.
” = homophone
< = reversed
* = anagram
(X) = inserted
(x) = removed
9. CHILE. “CHILLY” / “CHILLI”
10. AT LEISURE. IUSELATER*
11. DESPERADO. DOESPADRE*
12. ECLAT. TAL(C)E<. Means ‘Brilliance’.
13. FROM THE NEW WORLD. 9ac and 29dn are both in the ‘new world’.
15. SPRAY-ON. SP(R.A.)Y ON.
17. BRAVE NEW WORLD. Novel by Huxley, and a quote from the Shakespeare play. Odd that the clue doesn’t refer to 5dn.
18. NEW WORLD ORDER. ‘DR LOW’ is an anagram (new order) for WORLD.
22. ENDLESS. Both eternity and a ring are ‘endless’.
25. MIRANDA. M + R (I) AND A. The Royal and Ancient is a golf club.
26. GROUP. GRO(W) UP. Bush as ‘W’ is interesting!
27. RUNNERS-UP. RUNNERS + UP A feasible idea is a ‘runner’.
30. SEALSKINS. SEAL + S.(KIN)S.
1. ACID. ‘A(llucinogeni)C I(ndee)D.
2. DIASPORA. PASRADIO*
3. FETE. “FATE”, as in one’s lot.
4. PANACEAN. PAN + ACE + AN.
5. ALDOUS HUXLEY. YALESH(U+X)OULD*
6. WINEGROWER. WIN + E.G. + ROWER.
8. TEST. A river, and India and Pakistan are both test nations, but the clue could do with the word ‘game’ in there or something similar.
13. FABLE. F + ABLE.
14. THE TEMPEST. T(HE TEMP)EST.
16. NADIA. N + AIDA<
19. WOMANISE. W(OMANIS)E. Doesn’t fit the def, ‘womanisers’ would.
21. RINGSIDE. DESIRING*
23. ?DVORAK. VODCAR*
24. STRAIN. S + TRAIN.
26. GIST. GIS + T.
28. ETON. (fift)E(enth) + TON.