Fifteensquared

Never knowingly undersolved.

Everyman 3288

Posted by Arthur on October 11th, 2009

Arthur.

Not all that easy this week with quite a few less well known names, titles and phrases (for me at least!) Anyway, once it got going it was actually pretty plain sailing, but it just felt a little daunting at first.

Across
1 PUT OUT MORE FLAGS - PUT OUT + GOLFERSAM*. An Evelyn Waugh novel.
9 START -STAR + T(hem)
10 COLERIDGE – COLE (Porter) + DIRGE*
11 TRAPEZE – cd? Not certain if I’ve missed something in this clue…
12 SPINOZA - IN OZ in SPA
13 ESSEN – hidden in hESSE-Nassau
15 NONPAREIL - dd
17 NOTRE DAME – N + MODERATE*
20 GRASS - dd
21 EN ROUTE - TRUEONE*
23 PALADIN – LAD in PAIN
25 ORIGINATE – ORATE around I + GIN
26 ARMED – A RED around M
27 EBENEZER SCROOGE – GEEZERONCESOBER*
Down
1 PUSH THE ENVELOPE – EVENHELPTHOSEUP*
2 TIARA – I in TARA (King from The Avengers)
3 UP THE ANTE - UP + THENEAT*
4 MACLEAN - MA + CLEAN
5 ROLLS IN - ROLLS + IN
6 FARSI – FAR + IS<
7 ANDROMEDA – ONAMADDER*
8 SEE NAPLES AND DIE – PLEADEDINASENSE*.”for translation” does double duty.
14 SATURNINE – SATURN + IN + E
16 ANGEL HAIR – (ANGELA + IR) around H
18 AVERAGE – VERA in (r)AGE
19 EXPRESS - dd
22 UNITE - UNE around IT
24 DUMBO - DUMB + O

Common crossword abbreviations this week:

new = N
one = I
millions = M
East = E
hot = H
duck = O

2 Responses to “Everyman 3288”

  1. Gaufrid says:

    Arthur
    I parsed 11a as TRAP (net) + homophone of ‘ease’ (facility)

  2. Andrew Kitching says:

    Yes it did seem a bit daunting at first. I started it late on Sunday, after getting a bit bogged down with AZED. Finished both puzzles the next day after work. Getting the Waugh novel helped.

Leave a Reply

Don't forget to scroll down to the Captcha before you click 'Submit Comment'

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


5 − = one