Posted by Eileen on March 10th, 2010
I haven’t much to say about this puzzle. There is nothing contentious, I think, but, for me, no ‘ahas’ or smiles, either, and too many charades, my least favourite type of clue.
1 ONWARDS: ON WARDS: as a command, I suppose.
5 PROLONG: P[ublic] R[elations] O[fficer] [image-maker] + LONG [lust] -[but it should be 'long for']
9 END UP: [s]END-UP [burlesque]
10 FIRMAMENT: FIRM [enterprise] + AMEN [last word] + T[uesday]: I can’t find this abbreviation for Tuesday but I suppose it could be used on [very small] calendars.
11 DELIBERATE: DELI [shop] BERATE [censure]
12 SAGO: SAG + O
14 INCARNATION: IN + CAR + NATION
!8 STREAMLINED: ST[reet] + REAM [some paper] + LINED [inlaid]
21 EVER: [s]EVER
22 ABOVE WATER: anagram of WE VETO ARAB
25 BATTALION: BAT [strike] + TA [thanks] + LION [brave man]
26 ROOST: O[rdnance] S[urvey] [mapmakers] in ROT [bunk]
27 EXACTLY: X [wrong] ACT [move] in ELY [see]
28 SCHOLAR: anagram of S[mall] CHORAL
1 OREADS: O[scar] + READS [studies]: Oreads are mountain nymphs.
3 WADDLE: W[omen] + ADDLE [confuse]: [I don't think 'waddle' and 'totter' are very good synonyms]
3 REPUBLICAN: anagram of CUBAN PERIL
4 SO FAR: SOFA [Chesterfield] + R[ight]
5 PYRETHRIN: PYRE [incinerator] + R[are] in THIN [insufficient]
6 ORAL: hidden in demORALised
7 OPERATIC: anagram of IRATE COP
8 GET ROUND: ET [the very familiar crossword alien] in GROUND [reason]
13 WANDSWORTH: WAND’S [baton briefly has] + WORTH [value]
15 CELEBRITY: B[orn] in CELERITY [expedition]
16 ASSEMBLE: reversal of MESS in ABLE
17 GREEN TEA: anagram of TEENAGER
18 STROLL: ST [one] + ROLL [level] [as in use a roller]
20 CRATER: CRATE [old car] + R[uns]
23 VENUS: VENU[e] + S [pole]
24 DART: D[utch] + ART