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Everyman 3296

Posted by Arthur on December 6th, 2009

Arthur.

It seems that the ‘theme’ this week was multiple word phrases with six throughout the crossword including one 6 word composite and another 5 worder. Otherwise little of note and nothing that should have held anyone up for long.

Across
1 ALLEVIATE - A + VILETALE*
6 COSTA - COST + A
9 LEG IT - LEGIT
10 LOUDMOUTH – LOUD + MOUTH
11 MATELOT - MATE + LOT
12 PATELLA – A + TELL in PA
13,15 PUT ONES HAND TO THE PLOUGH - dd
19 ELAPSED – PLEASED*
21 PILLAGE - PAGE around ILL
22 GALLIVANT – GALLANT around (St) IV(es)
23 TOTAL – TOT + AL(one)
24 DORIS – hidden in BrentforD OR ISleworth
25 EYE-OPENER – EYE + OPENER
Down
1 AFLAME – L in A + FAME
2 LIGHT UP – LIGHT + UP
3 VITAL STATISTICS - a sort of cross between a cd and dd
4 ALL AT ONCE - ALL AT ONE around C(onservative)
5 EQUIP - QUIP after (jok)E
6 COME TO A FULL STOP – FULL STOP after COME TO A
7 SQUALID – SQUA(d) + LID
8 ASHRAM - ASH + R + A + M ref. James Bond
14 SALTPETRE – SALT + RE around PET
15 TRAILER – dd
16 HEARTEN - HEAR + TEN
17 BEGGED – B + EGGED
18 TELLER - dd
20 DRAKE - D + RAKE

Common crossword abbreviations this week

liberal = L
run = R
about = RE
bishop = B
died = D

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