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Everyman 3278

Posted by Arthur on August 2nd, 2009

Arthur.

Pretty standard with a couple of neat tricks here and there, but nothing to tax Everyman regulars.

Across
1 CICELY - (ICYCLE)*
4 SPROUTED - R in SPOUTED = sounded off
9 MUSCLE – (CLUES)* after M = spymaster. M is James Bond’s boss.
10 PASSOVER – PASS = take place, as in what came to pass + OVER = during, as in over the weekend
12 AGINCOURT - AGIN + COURT
13 EERIE – “EAR” + I.E.
14 GEORGE FORMBY - GEORGE BY around FORM
18 MILLS AND BOON – MILLAND around (=penning) S(tory) + BOON. Ray Milland was a Welsh-born actor.
21 AWARE - A WAR + peac(E)
22 PINEAPPLE – (PIEPENPAL)*
24 SERGEANT – ANT after SERGE. Serge is a cloth often used in suits, and an ant is a worker who is social!
25 OBTUSE – dd
26 NEW DELHI – NEW + DELHI
27 CREDIT – CR + EDIT
Down
1 CAMPAIGN – (CAMPING)* around A
2 CAST IRON – CAST + IRON
3 LILAC – I in CALL<
5 PLASTER SAINT - PLASTERS = daubs + p(AINT)
6 OYSTER BED – cd, using main = sea and natives = type of oysters
7 TAVERN – s(ERVANT)*
8 DARKEN – DEN around ARK
11 SUFFOLK PUNCH – SUFFOLK + PUNCH. Suffolk Punch is a breed of horse. Punch was a satirical British magazine.
15 GUINEVERE – (REVENGEI)* around (Jan)U(ary). Cruciverbalists’ favourite mistress makes yet another appearence!
16, 17 COMPOUND INTEREST – COMPOUND = heighten + INTEREST
19 PARSON – P + ARSON
20 FARROW – FAR + ROW. A farrow is a litter of piglets
23 AMBER - hidden in cAMBERwell

Common crossword abbreviations this week:

king = R
that is =  I.E.
councillor = CR
one = I
pressure = P

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