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Everyman No. 3285 (September 13th)

Posted by The Trafites on September 20th, 2009

The Trafites.

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Lorraine:  Thank you Everyman, jolly easy for me this week. This must have been my quickest solve so far.
Nick: Happy Birthday Lorraine (for last Friday).

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

Across
1. CASSETTE SET in CASTE
5. LAPTOP LAP + TOP
10. APART A + PART
11. EAST TIMOR (STEM A RIOT)*
12. ANIMAL CRACKERS ANIMAL + CRACKERS
14. PARSNIP cut=PAR(e) which is cut (i.e. last letter removed), and the third cut=SNIP
This exact same clue was in puzzle 3273!
15. POINTER cd
17. INERTIA IN + (IRATE)*
19. HOTLINE (IN HOTEL)*
21. LISTEN TO REASON LISTEN + O in TREASON
24. ANNIE HALL ANNIE + HALL
25. SCAMP SCAMP(i)
26. KEEP TO KEEP + TO (to = closed, as per pull a door to)
27. EDITRESS E + (STRIDES)*
Down
1. CHAT C + HAT
2. SPANNER S + PANN(i)ER
3. ESTAMINET (TASTE MINE)*
4. THE ELEPHANT MAN (METHANE PLANT HE)*
6. ATTIC Hidden: lATTICework
7. TEMPEST MET< + PEST
8. PARIS GREEN PARIS + GREEN
9. A SHROPSHIRE LAD (SHARP + A SOLDIER)* around H
13. UPHILL TASK UP + (TALL SIKH)*
16. IN TRANSIT (RANTS)* in IN IT
18. ESSENCE ESSEN + CE
20. ISOLATE I + SO LATE
22. EVENT EVEN + T
23. OPUS PO(e)< + US

2 Responses to “Everyman No. 3285 (September 13th)”

  1. Andrew Kitching says:

    Pretty easy this one. As you say, PARSNIP was a gift- shouldn’t the crossword editor have spotted that one?

  2. choi says:

    Shropshire Lad: not a novel. Otherwise, good fun.

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