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Private Eye/Cyclops 393 – Public chastity

Posted by beermagnet on June 22nd, 2009

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Across
7 ENVELOP ENV[y] (POLE)* AInd: dancing
8 SLIGHT DD
9/16 PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION (DOMINANT POLICE BRUTES – [justic]E)* AInd: As broken up. What an apt long anagram and &Lit clue this was.  Top clue award here:
As broken up by dominant police brutes, justice ultimately lacking (6,13)
10 CHASTITY (TITS)< inside CHAY Ref. yachtsman Chay_Blyth
11 WAR CRIME CD I suppose “unconventional” as it would be against the Geneva Convention. Clue: An unconventional atrocity (3,5)
14 TROPHY ([jerem]Y THORP[e]) AInd: maybe.   Haven’t seen this old liberal in a clue for a while
18 SOCCER Homophone “Socker”, as in someone who “socks” as in hits, smacks
20 RACKED UP [c]RACKED UP
21 PENTAGON PEN (Prison) TAG (child’s play) (NO)* AInd: aggravation. I’m counting that as a anagram as “aggravation” surely is an anagrind rather than a reversal indicator
24 POPLAR POP[u]LAR
26 AGEIST Hidden in: frottAGE IS Terribly
27 GENERAL (ENLARGE)* AInd: bust
Down
1 GET-UP-AND-GO GET UP (Don’t sit on your arse) AND GO (and quit)
2 EVIL (LIVE)< Live=On
3 ELECTION ERECTION change R to L
This ELECTION/ERECTION L/R swap seemed very familiar but I had to look a long way back to find a similar clue Eye 352 Nov 2007
4 EPIC PI (Goody-goody) inside EC (City area)
5 RIOT POLICE I (one) inside ROT (balls), PO (humourless) LICE (lousy things)
6 SHIT S[econd] HIT (success)
8 SCANT SCAN (read) T[elegraph]
12 COMIC STRIP COMICS (stand-ups) TRIP (experience drugs) Ref the Yobs cartoon that appears below the crossword though this has become Yobettes of late. Small voice: I think the joke’s worn a bit thin in that strip now
13 ENTER Hidden in dysENTERy
17 AL CAPONE CAP (crown) inside ALONE (one single)
19/15 RIGHT HONOURABLE RIGHT (a certain political persuasion) HONOURABLE (not involved in sleaze, etc)
22 EDGY ED (Balls) G[a]Y Ref. “Secretary of State for Children, schools and families” though as I’m writing this blog a week before it is published this may be out of date.
23 NIGH [k]NIGH[t]
25 PORN Homophone “pawn” (piece)

2 Responses to “Private Eye/Cyclops 393 – Public chastity”

  1. bamberger says:

    11a Stuck with ?a? I plumped for gay -gay being unconventional -why is that not the answer, please?

  2. beermagnet says:

    A War Crime is “unconventional” in the sense that it is against the Geneva Convention.

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