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Everyman No. 3281 (16th August)

Posted by The Trafites on August 23rd, 2009

The Trafites.

Lorraine: Yet again an easy crossword this week. I only had
to look up Buffo, and although I knew the word I didn’t know the meaning.

Legend to solution comments:

*  =  anagram.
<  =  word reversed.

Across
1. TROMBONIST (BRITON MOST)*
6. PLEA hidden triPLE Acrostic’s
9. BUFFO BUFF + O (clown in a comic opera)
10. CONSPIRES CON + (R in SPIES)
12. ABRIDGE A + BRIDGE (snooker bridge)
13. LIAISON (ALISON)* around I
14. BREAKTHROUGH BREAK + THROUGH
18. COUNTENANCES dd
21. ANTWERP (PARENT)* around W
22. PAYROLL AYR in POLL
23. BATH SALTS BATH + SALTS
24. TRAMP M in TRAP (ref: gin trap)
25. EVEN EVEN(t)
26. ESPADRILLE (PEDDLERS LIE)*
Down
1. TOBIAS (BOAT IS)*
2. ON FIRE FIR in ONE
3. BLOOD BROTHERS BLOOD + (R in BOTHERS)
4. NICHE H in NICE
5. SINGLETON SINGLET + ON
7. LARKSPUR LARK + SPUR
8. ABSINTHE A + B + SIN + THE
11. PRAIRIE OYSTER PRAIRIE (USA grass plain) + OYSTER (secretive type)
15. ANNAPOLIS NAPOLI in ANS(wer)
16. SCRABBLE dd
17. SUBTITLE IT in SUBTLE
19. NO BALL NO (Japanese drama) + BALL
20. ELAPSE E + LAPSE
22. PASTA PAST + A

2 Responses to “Everyman No. 3281 (16th August)”

  1. Andrew Kitching says:

    Always seem to be slow with names. TOBIAS and ABRIDGE last ones in.

  2. Ridcully says:

    Repeated as NZ Herald crossword Sat 3 Oct.
    Last clue got was no-ball; didn’t think of Japanese drama.
    Also had to look up buffo, but seemed familiar.
    (Team effort)

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