Posted by Ciaran McNulty on April 3rd, 2009
Very enjoyable today, quite a few c.d.s which seems to be a Gordius trait.
d.d. = Double definition
c.d. = Cryptic definition
“” = homophone
* = anagram
1. ACCRETION. AC(C. + R.E)TION
10. INDEX. IN + DEX. I’m guessing that Dex means books as in Codex?
11. ENDWISE. END+WISE. You stand something up endwise.
12. TREMBLE. TRE(M(usic))BLE.
13. PUMPS. c.d.
14. SOAP OPERA. SO + A + POP + ERA.
16. TICK ALL THE BOXES. d.d.
19. HOLY BREAD. c.d. A reference to the catholic mass.
21. MINUS. M(otoring) IN + U.S. ‘Gets less’ isn’t very satisfactory.
22. FLY LEAF. FLY + LE + A.F.
23. LITHIUM. LIT + H(1)UM. Greats is an old term for certain subjects you might study, including literature and humanities (as opposed to Classics).
24. FRANC. “FRANK”.
25. SAFETY PIN. The point is normally hidden.
1. SALES PITCH. ECHIPSSALT*.
2. ACADEMIC. AC. + A.(DEMI)C. AC is used as both ‘account’ and ‘current’.
3. REMISS. RE: MISS.
4. SITE. “SIGHT”.
5. UNATTACHED. ACATHUNTED*.
6. TIME BOMB. EMIT< + B.O. + M.B.
7. EDIBLE. BELIED*.
8. AXLE. A(X)LE.
14. SILVERFISH. Not clear what the definition is meant to be.
15. ASSESSMENT. MENSASSETS*.
17. AMBIENCE. CAME* around BIEN.
18. XANTIPPE. X + ANTI + P.P.E. PPE is a humanities subject, so Greats is being used in the same sense as 23ac.
20. LAYMAN. LAY+MAN.
21. MUTATE. TUM< + ATE.
22. FIFE. F(IF)E.
23. LOFT. L + OFT. I initially thought LOT was many.