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Everyman No. 3291 (25th October)

Posted by The Trafites on November 1st, 2009

The Trafites.

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Lorraine: Another straight forward puzzle this week, luckily for me as I was not really in the mood for puzzling today.

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

Across
1. MEAT LOAF . A in MET + LOAF; Like a bat out of hell?
5. APED A + PE + D
8. RUCKSACK RUCK + SACK
9. FORMAT FORM + A + T
11. EXACT EX + ACT
12. ORCHESTRA O + (CHARTRES)*
14. HIERONYMUS BOSCH (BOYS HOME URCHINS)*
16. FROM STEM TO STERN (MOST OF TERM)* + STERN
20. ROISTERER (TERRORISE)*
21. MECCA ME + CC + A
23. EL NINO L in (IN ONE)*
24. BEGRUDGE B + EG + RUDGE
25. LACE L + ACE
26. STRIDENT S + TRIDENT
Down
1. MORPETH P in (MOTHER)*
2. ACCRA ACC + RA
3. LESOTHO LE + (SO HOT)*
4. ANCHOVY PEAR ANCHOVY + PEA + R
6. PROVERB ROVER in PB;  nice misdirect of the word ‘lead’
7. DEMITASSE (TEA MISSED)*
10. TRASH T + RASH
13. COUNTERFEIT COUNTER + FE on IT
15. EMOTIONAL E + MOTION + AL; ref. Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate;
Nick: I failed CSE English grade 1 years ago, as I do not
understand poetry, and 34 years later, still do not :)
16 FORTE T in FORE
17. SATANIC A + TAN in SIC(k)
18. SAMURAI (RUM)< in (ASIA)*
19. NEAREST ARE in NEST
22. CADRE D in CARE

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