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Everyman No. 3303 (17th January).

Posted by The Trafites on January 24th, 2010

The Trafites.

Lorraine:  Had trouble getting going on this one as I was poorly with flu, good old Nick jumped in to save the day though.

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

Across
1. ALL RIGHT sort of cryptic dd; NOTHING LEFT and SAFE
5. CRISIS CR + IS twice (is doubled)
9. TREATISE TREAT + IS + E
10. ANGELO ANGEL + O
12. CHAIR C + HAIR
13. ANNAPOLIS (ON A PLAN IS)*
14. GOLAN HEIGHTS (10ac ANGELO + SIGHT)* around H; horse = heroin = H
18. STATEN ISLAND STATE + N + IS + LAND
21. TRIED IT ON (IN DETROIT)*
23. ERASE A in ERSE
24. REASON (t)REASON
25. TRAP DOOR dd; ref. trap door spider
26. CREASE R in CEASE
27. ENTRANCE dd
Down
1. ATTACK T in A TACK
2. LEEWAY LEE + WAY
3. INTERPOSE INTER + PO + S + E
4. HASTA LA VISTA cd; Arnie made this one easy!
6. RUN UP RUN (enclosure) + UP (on horseback)
7. STEALTHY (SLY AT THE)*
8. SCORSESE (CROSSES)* + E
11. IN THE LONG RUN cd
15. INNKEEPER IN + N + KEEPER
16. ESOTERIC ERIC after SOT all before E
17. BADINAGE B + AD +IN AGE
19. SALOON O in SALON
20. HEARSE HEARS + E
22. DROSS R in DOSS

4 Responses to “Everyman No. 3303 (17th January).”

  1. sandra says:

    thankyou the trafites, and sympathies to lorraine. have there been any other responses? i can’t find them!
    quite a good puzzle but somewhat easy for a cryptic from my experience. enjoyed doing it though.

  2. sandra says:

    ok. now i know how it works! i liked 14a,18a,25a and 15d. all raised a smile.

  3. Stella says:

    I got 9ac, but I don’t understand “in the stand” = “treat”

  4. nmsindy says:

    Stella

    I think stand = treat = pay for.

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