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Everyman 3294

Posted by Arthur on November 22nd, 2009

Arthur.

Hopefully nothing too hard here. For some reason I wanted 15ac to be ALTAR for a while (A large being AL and in front of church being the definition) but after drawing various blanks on where TAR could have come from I moved on and saw the error of my ways!

Across
1 WALTHAMSTOW - WALT (Disney) + HAMS + TOW
9 ILLEGAL - ILL + E + GAL
10 SANTA FE - ANT in SAFE
11 NAZE – hidden in JonathaN (AZEd)
12 BELLWETHER - RING + HER about WET
14 CENTIPEDE – “SCENT” + I + DEEP*
15 TORCH - TO + R + CH
16 TEMPT – TEMP + T
17 STRAW DOGS - TOWARDS* + G + S
20 INTOLERANT – ONTRAINLET*
21 TEST – dd
23 SOLVENT – SOLENT around (De)V(on)
24 ON LEAVE – ONE around VALE*
25 ANYTHING BUT – NIGHTBYAUNT*
Down
1 WALTZING MATILDA – WALTZING + MATILDA. The Empress Maud was also known as Matilda.
2 LOGE – LOG + E
3 HELLENE - HELENĀ  around L + (fridg)E
4 MOSELLE - MO’S + ELLE
5 TINSELTOWN - WENTONLIST*
6 WEATHER FORECAST – cd
7 PICNIC – dd ref. the idiom ‘no picnic’
8 SEARCH - SEAR + CH
13 DISTILLERY – (TIRED + SILLY)* &lit
16 THIRST – T-SHIRT*
17 STRETCH - dd
18 RUN DOWN – RUN + DOWN
19 SETTER - cd
22 SLOB - SOB around L

Common crossword abbreviations this week

European = E
one = I
right = R
church = CH
direction = S, N, E or W
English = E
litre = L
child = CH
pound = L

One Response to “Everyman 3294”

  1. Colin says:

    This one took me under ten minutes. May not sound like anything special to you gouys, but this is the first one I’ve beaten that quickly, so either the Everyman is getting easier or I’m getting better at it.

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