Posted by The Trafites on November 29th, 2009
Lorraine: This week it took me a while to get started!. Having 9 anagrams certainly helped me though, I love anagrams because you know without doubt that you have got the correct solution.
Nick: I had to help out Lorraine a little bit this week, as although Lorraine had completed the crossword, we are still unsure of how 2 clues work – namely 18dn (some sort of homophone pun?) – edited, see below thanks to Rishi; and 22dn with the definition (take it = REACT)? Thanks to Everyman for the explanation of this.
* = anagram.
< = word reversed.
|1.||CHANCELLOR||CHANCE + ROLL<|
|9.||ATOLL||A + TOLL|
|10.||CAFETERIA||(ACE FARE IT)*|
|13.||CUE CARD||CUE (homophone of queue) + CARD|
|14.||NINE MENS MORRIS||(NIM NO MERRINESS)*|
|17.||INSIDER TRADING||INSIDE + (DART< in RING)|
|21.||CARAVAN||CAR + VAN around A|
|23.||GOLIATH||(TAIL in HOG)<|
|26.||RATE||RAT + E|
|27.||CREAM SODAS||CREAM + (D in SO AS)|
|1.||CLAUDE||LAUD in CE|
|3.||COLLARED DOVES||COLLARED + (ViDEOS)*|
|5.||OFFICES||C in (FIFE SO)*|
|7.||MARIA||M + ARIA|
|8.||SLAPDASH||SLAP + DASH|
|11.||THE GONDOLIERS||(SONG LIED TO HER)*|
|15.||RUN RAGGED||RUN RAG + G + ED|
|18.||RANCOUR||RANK (homophone) + OUR ? homophone of RANKER|
|20.||CHORUS||C + HORUS|
|22.||REACT||ACT after R + E|