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Everyman No. 3299 (December 20th)

Posted by The Trafites on December 27th, 2009

The Trafites.

Lorraine: Took me a while to get going this week probably due to a hangover, but once I got started there was no stopping me.  Thank you once again Mr. Everyman for an enjoyable crossword and the seasonal message at 13 & 16 across.

The Trafites:  Hope you all had a good weekend and a merry Christmas to one and all :)

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

Across
1. SCONCE C in SCONE
4. AGENDA GEN in ADA
8. RISER hidden: boileR I SERviced
9. SWINBURNE BURNs in SWINE
11. BIBLE BELT (BILE around B) + BELT
12. NEEDS homophone of kneads
13, 16. COMPLIMENTS OF THE SEASON (SHAMES INCOMPETENT FOOLS)*
19. PETRI (TRIPE)*
21. DEADBEATS DEAD BEAT + S
23. COLERIDGE COL + E + RIDGE
24. CLIMB C + LIMB
25. EARTHY EARTH + Y
26. UNROLL UN + ROLL
Down
1. SCRIBE (a)SCRIBE
2. OSSO BUCCO (OCCU(r) + BOSS + O)<
3. CURSE S in CURE
5. GO BANANAS GO + BANANAS
6. NURSE dd
7. AVERSE A + VERSE
9. SWELL HEADED SWELL + HEADED
10. INTEMPERATE dd
14. MATRIARCH A TRI(p) in MARCH
15. SAN MARINO (OARSMAN IN)*
17. APACHE H in APACE
18. ISABEL IS + ABEL
20. TILER L in TIER
22. BACON CO in BAN

One Response to “Everyman No. 3299 (December 20th)”

  1. Andrew Kitching says:

    Thanks Lorraine. I got Osson Bucco without understanding the wordplay.

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