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Everyman 3300

Posted by Arthur on January 2nd, 2010

Arthur.

A rather nice and gentle end to the year – a couple of seasonal clues/answers and what with the slightly more obscure words being anagramatically clued, this was all pretty straightforward.

Across
1 TIFFANY - TIFF + ANY
5 SNATCH - S + NATCH
9 ERROR – (T)ERROR
10 ALMA MATER – ALMA + MATE + R
12 ROYALTIES - ROYAL + TIES
13 SOLVE – SOLE around V
14 HAPPY FAMILIES - dd (I believe, with the split coming after groups)
17 GUARDIAN ANGEL – GUARDIAN + ANGEL
19 UNARM - hidden in lUNAR Module
21 OVERPITCH – OVER + PITCH
23 MISTLETOE – cd
24 SPAIN – SPA + IN
25 TENNANT – TENT around A + N
26 TRAGEDY – TRY around AGED
Down
1 THEORY – HE in TORY
2 FORSYTHIA – (SOFT + HAIRY)*
3 APRIL - A + PRI(g) + L
4 YEAR IN YEAR OUT - dd ref New Year’s Eve
6 NO MESSING - NO. + MESSING
7 TOTAL – TOT + A + L
8 HARNESS – HAR(d) + NESS
11 MISMANAGEMENT – MATESNAMINGME*
15 PADEMELON – LANEMOPED*
16 ILL AT EASE – TEASE after I + ALL<
17 GOURMET – G(roup) + OUR + MET
18 SHANDY – HANDY after (exercise)S
20 ARSON - R after A + SON
22 PASTA - PA’S + TA

Common crossword abbreviations this week:

son = S
right = R
five = V
note = N
ambassador = HE (His/Her Excellency)
fifty = L
litre = L
one = I
runs = R
army = TA (Territorial Army)

One Response to “Everyman 3300”

  1. Derek P says:

    I’m afraid I was unfamiliar with pademelons, and I don’t think that this was helped by being clued anagrammatically since all 12 vowel combinations seemed possible (although some more likely than others). Still, glad to have learnt something!

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