Posted by Uncle Yap on September 8th, 2009
dd = double definition
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
ha = hidden answer
*(fodder) = anagram
Bonxie must be a war enthusiast, something that Uncle Yap, a peace-loving man certainly isn’t. Thank goodness for Google and Wikipedia; otherwise I would not have been able to put some meat to today’s blog. Apart from the theme so cleverly woven, I laughed at some of Bonxie’s definitions such as behind irrigation procedure for enema … most creative and amusing.
9 PERTINENT Ins of TIN (metal) EN (east north bearings) in PERT (fresh)
10 ERATO Chestnut cha of ERA (time) + TO for the Muse of lyric love poetry.
11,24D SEDGEMOOR Ins of EDGE (border) in S (south) MOOR (African) The Battle of Sedgemoor was fought on 6 July 1685
12 DEMOTIONS DEMO (march) *(into) S (first letter of squadron)
13 SLEEP IN Ins of LEEP (rev of PEEL, alarm bells) in SIN (error)
14 OBSCENE *(sob) C (circa or about) ENE (direction)
17 DELTA Rev of LED (went ahead) TA (thanks)
19 COD dd with a fish being cryptically defined as one in school
20 MARNE *(near M) The Battle of the Marne was a First World War battle fought between the 5th and 12th of September 1914. The Second Battle of the Marne (15 July to 6 August 1918) was the last major German offensive on the Western Front during World War I.
21 NEW DEAL Sounds like nude eel (naked swimmer)
22 ELECTRA *(treacle)
24 MONSTROUS MONS (The Battle of Mons was the first major action of the British Expeditionary Force in World War I) + *(tours)
26 IMBUE I’m blue minus L (left out)
28 OUSEL Cha of OUSE (river in England) L (large) bird also spelt OUZEL
29 EAGERNESS *(green seas)
1 APES (c) apes
3 RIVER PLATE The Battle of the River Plate was the first major naval battle in World War II
4 VERDUN Cha of V (victory sign) + *(under) Verdun in France was the site of a major battle of the First World War
5,2 STAMFORD BRIDGE The Battle of Stamford Bridge took place at the village of Stamford Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire in England on 25 September 1066. Of course, everybody knows SB is home to Chelsea Football Club
6 GELT Chambers has gelt1 defined as money, profit but I cannot make out the battleground reference
7 SABOTEUR *(boat user)
8 LOOS dd The Battle of Loos was one of the major British offensives mounted on the Western Front in 1915 during World War I
13 SEDAN The Battle of Sedan was fought during the Franco-Prussian War on 1 September 1870
15 SOMMELIERS Cha of SOMME (The Battle of the Somme fought from 1 July to 18 November 1916, was among the largest battles of the First World War) + ins of R (rex or king) in LIES (stories). The definition is certainly one of the most cryptic I have seen … men of Cork for those servicemen who come to your table and uncork a bottle of wine for your consumption. Sparkling, Bonxie, I’ll drink to that
16 ENEMA ha for a brilliant definition, behind irrigation procedure !
18 LEWDNESS LEW (nickname for Louis) + *(sends)
19 CULLODEN Cha of CULL (slaughter) ODE (poem) N (new) The Battle of Culloden in1746 was the final clash between the French-supported Jacobites and the Hanoverian British Government in the 1745 Jacobite Rising.
22 ENSIGN ha
23 TABLET dd I can visualise the stone tablet that Moses was supposed to have held up, proclaiming the Ten Commandments (writer’s block) but I couldn’t find the battleground reference.
25 TILT dd see Chambers tilt 1 & 2
27 EASE Sounds like E’s