Fifteensquared

Never knowingly undersolved.

Everyman 3276

Posted by Arthur on July 19th, 2009

Arthur.

Not too easy this week with some good surfaces and not too much general knowledge required. Overall I rather enjoyed this one, with my main complaint being about 18dn.

Across
1 PLOUGH - P + LOUGH = lake. A harrow is a type of farmyard equipment used for ploughing.
4 STAMPEDE - STAMPED + E(asyjet)
9 REHEARSAL – HEARS in REAL
11 STILT – (thi)S + TILT = list
12 OSLO - O after OS + L
13 FLAMBOYANT – MAN around BOY, all in FLAT
15 RHODE ISLAND RED - (DISHORDERED)* around LAN(d). Rhode Island Red is a well-known breed of chicken. Mel Gibson’s character in Chicken Run was called Rocky Rhodes and was a Rhode Island Red rooster.
17 VIOLIN CONCERTO – (ROLE + CONVICTION)*
21 OVERWEIGHT - OVER + ro(W) + EIGHT
22 SPOT – dd
24 SWISH – S + WISH
25 EZRA POUND – EZRA + POUND. Ezra was a book in the old testament. 20/- is the pre-decimalisation way of expressing 20 shillings which was one pound. Ezra Pound was a 20th Century poet.
26 TAKE PART – dd
27 REMEDY – READY = game, with ME substituted for A
Down
1 PARLOURS – R in PARLOUS = terrible
2 OTHELLO – hidden in brOTHEL, LOvelorn
3 GLAD – G + LAD
5 TELL ME ANOTHER - dd
6 MISCONDUCT – MIS(s) + CONDUCT
7 EMIRATE – E + M + I + RATE
8 ESTATE – (jungl)E + STATE
10 SALES ENGINEER – (LINE + EAGERNESS)*
14 FELLOWSHIP – FELLOW’S HIP
16 HOT TODDY – HY around OTTO + DD
18 ICE PICK – ICE + PICK. The question mark just about makes this clue ok, but it’s a bit all over the place; to “ice” is slang for to kill, and to pick is to choose, but “to kill you need to choose” really clues “TO ICE TO PICK” which is nonsense!
19 RAPTURE – (PUT)* in RARE = seldom encountered
20 DORSET – D(urham) + (STORE)*
23 APSE – APE around S

Common crossword abbreviations this week:

parking = P
duck = O
lake = L
crew = EIGHT [from rowing]
son = S
amateur = A
Rex = R
good = G
English = E
male = M
one = I
Henry = HY
theologian = DD [doctor of divinity]
small = S

2 Responses to “Everyman 3276”

  1. Andrew Kitching says:

    11ac I put in STINT (a wading bird), because it is hidden in the clue.

    Put in OSLO for 12ac but didn’t understand the wordplay. I got ICE PICK, but again didn’t follow word play.

    Unsatisfactory, as I was planning to make this my last ‘Everyman’ before concentrating my Sunday efforts on AZED. Now I have to get today’s ‘Everyman’ all correct before I feel I can move on!

  2. The trafites says:

    Sailed through this week’s Everyman, typical as it’s the week that we are not blogging!.

    Lorraine.

Leave a Reply

Don't forget to scroll down to the Captcha before you click 'Submit Comment'

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


5 + six =