Posted by shuchi on May 15th, 2009
Good puzzle, tough in places with some word meanings new to me. Found 27A, 16D particularly interesting.
9 INHERITOR IN (RHETORIC – C)*
10 AGUES A(-r)GUES
11 UNTRUTH (-p)UNT (bet) RUTH (girl)
12 ALAMEDA A LAME (hobbling) DA (father, dialect form of ‘dad’). Chambers defines ALAMEDA as ‘a public walk esp between rows of poplars’.
13 LIP dd, good one!
14 STIMULATORS T in SIMULATORS
17 OCHRE (CHORE)*
18 SAC hidden in ‘kangarooS ACcelerate’
19 GLEAN A (last of ‘flora’) in GLEN (valley)
21 PHRASAL VERB (RAVELS + B + HARP)* Nicely done anagram.
23 EWE hidden in ‘adversE WEather’
25 SPANGLE SPAN (spread) GLE (move ‘g’ of ‘leg’)
27 CLATTER (RATTLE + C)* Unusual clue, a sort of &lit (?) [CGR and Gaufrid point out a simpler explanation: C + LATTER (succeeding)]
28 TRIBE cd
29 CHASSEING CHASSE (liquer taken after coffee) ING (GIN)*
1 RITUAL (U + TRIAL)* ‘order’ as in, prescribed form of service/ceremony
2 CHUTZPAH CH (child) (PUT + HAZ)* ‘mouth’ = insolence
3 FRAUDSTERS FRAU(D)S (women around dime) TERS (REST)*
4 ITCH (-b)ITCH
5 GREAT UNCLE I had entered GRAND UNCLE at first, had to revise it when 12A got stuck.
6 RAJA JAR (drink) reversed A
7 TUPELO PUT reversed ELO (LEO)*
8 ASSASSIN ASS (backside) (-l)ASS (girl with no top) I N. Not happy about two tops off (4D, 8D) in the same puzzle! [Clue# corrected. Thanks Katherine]
15 INSOLVENCY cd, although I’m not sure I’m reading this clue right. insolvency is bankruptcy, but is it the same as ‘administration failure’?
16 ALGEBRAIST cd. ‘numbers’ in the broader sense of mathematics.
17 OPPOSITE (PIPE SOOT)*
20 ELECTRIC dd
22 ROADIE (RADIO)* E
24 ENRAGE (GREEN + A)* Another well-crafted anagram.
26 GLEE G (good) LEE (boy) Last one to go into the grid, I couldn’t get GLAD out of my head.
27 CHAV CHA (tea) V (dash of violet) New word for me again, ‘chav’ refers to the ignorant working class.