Posted by nmsindy on February 17th, 2010
Not sure if Wednesday would be quite the same without a Dac Indy puzzle. This, as always, was great, particularly liked the surface readings. Turned out to be quite a easy one for me, 13 mins.
* = anagram < = reversed
1 POST-M1 STRESS !! Clue of the puzzle for me.
8 OS (large) T(1)A TA = gratitude. Good misleading context suggesting drink. It’s the (sea) port of ancient Rome.
9 GU(1)LL EMOT tome<
11 L(AC)ONIC (Colin)*
12 LAMINAE (in a meal)*
13 BROADS IDE “I’d”
15 ATE in PariS & lit
17 RE S IT
19 POSTE (RIO) R Rio Ferdinand, new England football captain after you know who, so let’s hope the surface reading is not prophetic…
21 TALE NT S NT = books (New Testament)
23 SAB BATH (BAs)<
24 Cardinal RICH E (LIE) U C17 French statesman and prelate, effective ruler of the country.
25 REIGN (Tangier)* less TA = soldiers
26 PEOPLE’S FRONT Same as Popular Front, the best-known being that taking power in France in 1936. (The) People = UK Sunday newspaper, eagerly awaited by the Indy readership, no doubt…
1 PUT A CROSS tick-tack-toe = US term for noughts and crosses.
2 STAINED (instead)*
3 MA (GI) C
4 STILL (Loch)NESS
5 ROLL MO Pleasure
6 SI (MO) N
7 COL(d) LAB ORATOR As VQ did with the Nazis when they occupied Norway in WWII. Executed after the war.
10 TREASURE HUNT (Thanet usurer)*
14 IMPASS (1 V)E
16 TRIBALIST (It’s T Blair)*
18 TENSE U P (Usenet)*
20 E (MB) ARGO Argo = Jason’s ship from Greek mythology
22 LOCKE cf Yale “lock”
23 STUFF Double definition