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Everyman 3270

Posted by Arthur on June 7th, 2009

Arthur.

Nothing too taxing this week, although perhaps not the most exciting crossword. The conductor in 24ac was new to me, but I think all of the other “well known people” answers were incredibly famous in their fields (9ac, 11ac). All in all, no complaints but not my favourite ever.

Across
1 TICK – dd. Instant as in “I’ll be there in a tick” and credit check as in a tick giving credit for some schoolwork.
3 WIDESPREAD – WIDE = extra, as in outside + SPREAD
9 RITZ – “Writs”
10 COORDINATE – (DECORATION)*
11 AGATHA CHRISTIE – (CARHASHITGATEI)*. Depending on what you read she is apparently outsold only by the Bible, or the Bible and Shakespeare, so it would be hard to find a more well-known writer!
14 BOSSA NOVA – BOSS + A NOVA
16 ARENA – AREA around N = neutral
17 READY – dd
19 STABILITY – ST + ABILITY
21 GIVE UP THE GHOST – GIVE UP + THE + GHOST
24 GEORG SOLTI – (GEOLOGIST + R)*. Georg Solti was a Hungarian-British orchestral and operatic conductor and KBE. I guessed Georg and then googled combinations of the rest of the letters until he came up!
25 DACE – D(ee) + ACE. Dace is a pretty generic name for many types of small fish.
26 SMART ALECK – (SMACKLATER)*
27 JEST – S in JET
Down
1 THREADBARE – THREE around A D BAR.
2 CUTLASS – CUT (g)LASS
4 IRON CROSS – IRON = wedge, say (golf) + CROSS = teed off
5 ERROR – (t)ERROR
6 PAINSTAKING – PA IN S(tore) TAKING
7 EXAMINE – (MAIN)* in EXE
8 DEED – cd (palindrome)
12 HEAVYWEIGHT – HEAVY + W + EIGHT = rowing crew
13 EASY STREET – dd incl. cd. A postman (roundsman) enjoys an “easy street”.
15 APATHETIC – A + PATHETIC
18 ARIZONA – (AN + OZ + I + RA)<
20 ISOLATE – I + SO LATE
22 PROWL – PROW + L
22 AGES – hidden in rummAGE Sale

Common crossword abbreviations this week:
good man = ST [Saint]
article = THE [also A and AN]
king = R [Rex]
Dutch – D
good = G
with = W
one = I
artist = RA [Royal Academy]
left – L

One Response to “Everyman 3270”

  1. Andrew Kitching says:

    1ac there is also the expression- living on ‘tick’ ( on credit).

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