Fifteensquared

Never knowingly undersolved.

Everyman No. 3305 (31st January).

Posted by The Trafites on February 7th, 2010

The Trafites.

Lorraine:  Pretty straight forward this week, brain back to normal after the flu.

Legend to solution comments:
*  =  anagram.

Across
1. BEDFORD BED + FOR + D
5. MORI MO + RI; Missouri and Rhode Island, ref: Mori poll
9. NEAR THING (THE GIN RAN)*
10. MINCE C in MINE
11. MAJOR dd
12. LOOK ROUND LOOK + ROUND; ref: butcher’s hook = look (cockney rhyming slang)
13. A SHROPSHIRE LAD (HARDSHIP SO REAL)*
16. CLUMBER SPANIEL LUMBERS in (PELICAN)*
19. SATURNINE (SUNNIER AT)*
21. BIGHT BIG + H + T
22. CHEAT E in CHAT
23. INEBRIATE (A BEER IN IT)*; an appropriate anagram :)
24. GLEN L in GEN
25. TRAPEZE homophone of EASE after TRAP
Down
1. BONEMEAL (ONE MABEL)*
2. DEAR JOHN LETTER JOHN in DEAR LETTER; ‘penning’ = around
3. ONTARIO ON + TAR +R + I + O
4. DRILL DR + ILL
5. MAGNOLIAS (ANIMALS GO)*
6. REMORSE RE + (S in MORE)
7. INSULATING TAPE A in INSULTING + TAPE
8. LEAD LED around A
14. ST EMILION (ONES LIMIT)*
15. ALL THERE ALL + THERE
17. MARITAL MA + (TRIAL)*
18. ALBERTA ALERT around B + A
19. SACK dd; cashier also means to dismiss with dishonour
20. EVENT E + VENT

One Response to “Everyman No. 3305 (31st January).”

  1. Andrew Kitching says:

    I nearly did the whole lot without checking a
    dictionary, but needed to look up a synonym for Cashier. Drat!

Leave a Reply

Don't forget to scroll down to the Captcha before you click 'Submit Comment'

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


three × = 21