Posted by petebiddlecombe on August 3rd, 2009
I found this quite a tough puzzle for Dac, needing two solving sessions, though the first was late at night. Apologies for posting a few days late.
I liked the range of cultural references here, and make no apology for linking to the film versions of two books, which I’m sure I’m not alone in knowing better than the original.
|1||QUE=”that in French”,BECKER= famously diving tennis player|
|6||P,AT,H – P=”patient’s started”|
|8||BAND=group,ANNA(l) – Bruce S used to wear one|
|15||IN SITU = (unit is)*|
|19||NES(BIT)T – I didn’t know who the armchair philosopher was, but it seems to be the string vest Nesbitt|
|20||ASH=remains,LEY=field – Ashley is a character in Gone With the Wind. – here’s a sample.|
|22||WOBURN = an “abbey” which is actually a stately home.
RUB=problem in NOW=present time, all reversed
|24||FELL – 2 defs|
|25||RESISTANT = (rattiness)*|
|1||QUASIMODO – bell-ringer in the Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Quasimodo Sunday is another name for Low Sunday|
|2||ELDER = ‘eld ‘er|
|3||ENNIS, country town of Clare – reverse hidden word|
|4||K(HAMS)IN – a wind of the Sahara and Arabian deserts|
|5||R.E.,C.(HABIT)E. – see the wikipedia description
for the teetotal connection
|14||ARRAIGNER = a,”reigner” (or “a reigner”) – to arraign is to charge in the legal sense|
|16||TENDEREST = (detergent’s – G)*|
|20||ATLAS – 2 defs|