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Everyman No. 3283 (August 30th)

Posted by The Trafites on September 6th, 2009

The Trafites.

Lorraine: I guess Everyman knows when I have to blog, as it is would appear that it is only difficult every other week – always my week!
Nick:  I apologise for the doo’s  ;)

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

Across
1. BLUE-CHIP BLUE (down) + IP (1p) around CH
5. THEBES HEBE in T(hi)S; See here too
9. UP IN ARMS UP + IN + ARMS
10. ENIGMA (IN GAME)*
11. CLOUT C + LOUT
12. LOWESTOFT L + O + (STOWE)* + FT (newspaper, Financial Times)
14. RIDE SHOTGUN (ROUND EIGHTS)*
18. TRANSLUCENT (T (first of Torquemada) + RAN) + NT (books) around (CLUES)*
21 GO BETWEEN G + OBE (order) + ((WENT)* around E)
23. EXTRA EX(i)T + RA
24. ARDENT (forest of) ARDEN + T (close to coast)
25. SOCRATES (REACTS SO)*
26. TASTER T + ASTER
27. SLATTERN SRN (nurse) around LATTE;  nice – we tried to fit ‘tend’ in here somewhere for a while
Down
1. BOUNCE B + OUNCE (ounce is a snow leopard, hence wild cat)
2. UNISON UNION around S;  strange clue, as SON is there in plain view in the answer:
—  2. Complete agreement in marriage about son (6)
3. CHARTERIS I in CHARTERS;  (remember this guy? — or this? doo do do do dooo doo doooooo)
4. IRMA LA DOUCE (ECUADOR + MALI)*;  Thanks to Haliwell’s film guide for getting us this film title
6. HANKS (SANK)* after H
7. BY GEORGE B(o)Y GEORGE
8. SPARTANS RAPS< + TANS
13. WESTERN ROLL WESTERN (cowboy film) + ROLL;  high jump technique
15. ON THE TROT ON + THE + TROT (radical, as per Trotsky)
16. STAGNANT STAG + ANT around N
17. BARBADOS (BAR (local) + SODA<) around B
19. STATUE STATU(r)E
20. PARSON PAR + SON
22. TENSE hidden: AusTENS Emma

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