Posted by duncanshiell on 31st May 2009
This was a entertaining, but aggressive crossword that took longer than it should have because I had the wrong answer at 18d (KEG) for a while. I thought to begin with that 18d was TUN (a large cask, sounds like [say] a ton weight), so I was wondering about the meaning of the middle letters of ACCRINGTON STANLEY for some time. Eventually the penny dropped and the words PEN, POCKET, STANLEY and BREAD made some sense, following on from the one unadjusted across answer at 16a GET THE KNIVES OUT. All types of knives had to be removed from the other across answers to make them fit the grid. I think that all the various knives were well known.