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Everyman No. 3279 (2nd August)

Posted by The Trafites on August 9th, 2009

The Trafites.

Lorraine says: This week was fairly straight forward and enjoyable. :)
Nick says: Lorraine would not let me do it this week – good job too, it took me 7 hours to do AZED today :(

Legend to solution comments:
*  =  anagram.
<  =  word reversed.

Across
1. SET ASIDE SET + A SIDE
5. MESS UP MESS + UP
9. ARUM LILY A + RUM + LILY
10. GREECE homophone grease
11. COVER CHARGE C + OVERCHARGE (or is it a cd?)
15. MARDI GRAS MAR + (RA in DIGS)
16. INLET IN + LET
17. RESIN S in REIN
18. MELODRAMA homophone mellow + DRAMA
19. BROBDINGNAG cd ref: Gulliver’s travels
23. BORING O in BRING
24. LET ALONE LET + AL + ONE
25. ESTEEM House of ESTE + ME<;
26. STITCHES (CHEST SIT)*
Down
1. STAR STAR(tled)
2. TOUT T + OUT
3. SELECTION S + ELECTION
4. DELIVERYMAN LIVERY in NAMED<
6. EARTH T in (HARE)*
7. STEER CLEAR STEER + CLEAR
8. PRESENT DAY (PARTY NEEDS)*
12. RESPLENDENT
(PRETEND LENS)*
13. IMPROBABLE IMP + ROB + ABLE
14. ARISTOCRAT (ACTORS I)* in ART
16. INDIGNANT DIG in INN + ANT
20. DANTE D + ANTE
21. POSH PO’S + H
22. LESS hidden napLES Smoke

2 Responses to “Everyman No. 3279 (2nd August)”

  1. Sally says:

    You know, 20 down would have been a lot easier if ‘STAKE’ wasn’t also an anagram of ‘KEATS’. Sigh.

  2. The Trafites says:

    Hi Sally, I also put Keats in which buggered me up for a wee while also, thank god for tippex.

    Lorraine.

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