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Inquisitor 150, EGOTISM by Loda

Posted by Hihoba on November 20th, 2009

Hihoba.

After two weeks of fiendish Inquisitors, we were due an easy one. Happily for my blogging this was it!

Very egotistical – every clue began with “I” and eight of the answers had an anagram of LODA (the setter) in them. When these letters occurred they had to be replaced according to 3D which was SELF-CREATIONi.e. replaced by LODA

The replacements occurred in 1A EPISODAL, 18A SCHOOLDAYS, 28A LOADMASTER, 39A ODALLERS, 2D PEDALO, 17D ACCOLADE, 24D OLD-AGE and 27D LOADER. So 1A became EPISLODA, 18A became SCHOLODAYS etc.

That was all there was to it. Took between an hour and an hour and a half.

Many of the clues were very simple and I have only remarked where there was something of interest.

 

Across
 1  EPISODAL – [I SOLD PEA]* – Lovejoy was an episodal TV series 
 7  IMAM
 10  MELEE – Brett Lee is the bowler
 12  MICO
 13  BLITHE – [I BET H(aze)L]*
 14  PIER
 15  ROOFS – [SO OR (i)F]*
 16  SCENT
 18  SCHOOLDAYS – SCHOOL (= flock) + D(resses) + AY + S(econd) 
 19  CARR – C(anine) + A + R(olls) R(oyce)
 20  ASHY
 22  ILLS – note misprinted clue number
 23  CLUE – C(onservative) + LUE(s) – old term for syphilis
 25  ETUI – I + UTE reversed
 26  MILE
 28  LOADMASTER – [MOST + AL(l) + DEAR]*
 30  DITES
 32  ANODE – [NO (i)DEA]*
 34  DALI
 35  RIALTO – [I ROT (t)AL(l)]*
 36  AGIO – I in AGO (since)
 37  PAGER
 38  EEVN – EEN round “heart” of moVing
 39  ODALLERS – [L(ong) (I)SLE ROAD]*
 
Down
 1  EMIR
 2  PEDALO
 3  SELF-CREATION - unclued
 4  LEISH – [I SHEL(l)]*
 5  OUTPOST
 6  DOHS – notes used in musical “strain” and I liked “pumped up” for SHOD!
 7  IMPEDIMENTAL- I’M in [PET(e) AND MILE(s)]*
 8  ACETYL – [I + ACETYL]* = TIE LACY
 9  MORASSES – [SOME (chap)S]* round RAS
 11  DECOY
 17  ACCOLADE – [CEL(i)A + (M)CADO(O)]*
 21  HUSBAND
 24  OLD-AGE – [A GOLD (min)E]*
 25  EMERY
 27  LOADER
 29  TALPA – a scalp wen (but not when!!) or wart
 31  SILO
 33  EARS - [S(i)R A(lastair)E]*

 

2 Responses to “Inquisitor 150, EGOTISM by Loda”

  1. HolyGhost says:

    Less than 45 minutes, no need for a dictionary – trivial.

  2. HolyGhost says:

    PS In 12a, “Columbia” (district?) should be “Colombia” (country).
    And cluing L as “Long” is a bit dodgy (39a).

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