Posted by nmsindy on April 23rd, 2010
Very unusual and impressive puzzle, this, which I found somewhat easier than previous Indy puzzles by Anax, solving time, 44 mins. One or two I’m not fully sure of, though am reasonably confident.
* = anagram < = reversed
1 SHE-D (get rid of) EVIL (the wrong) Liked this a lot
6 SIC (like this) around TO &lit a wonderful clue
9 F ROM This has to be right from the theme of the puzzle – I think the definition is ‘off’ with the F = loud Not sure about the rest “Loud music switched off” It may be MOR (middle of the road) reversing as a type of music, but not sure about that at all.
10 PUT TO SHAME “Naked child painted make-believe earth’s eclipse” The other one I’m not sure of – think the definition is ‘eclipse’ and the ‘naked child painted’ = PUTTO this leaves the make-believe earth = shame perhaps but do not see it so far.
11 AT ARR in CH CATARRH
12 ABROAD BRO in AA Don’t
13 KRIS Definition ‘sharp, this’ (a knife) S IRK (needle) all reversed. Clever use of ‘needle’
14 MERSEYSIDE (I see my reds)* This refers to Liverpool FC, who play in red.
17 DIVE BOMBER I’VE and (B MOB reversed) in DER (the German)
19 LOGO Lo-go
21 COVERS delivery units = overs (cricket) C = around
23 LATVIAN A TV in NAIL (reversed)
25 REAR (back) RANGED (garden)*
26 RISE IS in RE
27 STYLE “Something” = style ST (street = way) YLE = Ely (see) reversed
28 TA’LL NESS
2 HI RE CAR (racer)<
3 DEMITASSE DEMISE around T(temperature) AS (while)
4 VIPER VIP = lion rampant ‘on’ = re upwards as in heraldry, I think.
5 LET THERE BE LIGHT Most unusual, this. Listing those answers out gives the clue “Latvian tallness covers rise early command from Genesis” giving the wordplay LETT followed by REBEL in HEIGHT. Impressive idea indeed. Genesis is the first book of the Old Testament.
6 SLOGANEER S (shilling) (one large)* sloganeer = coin (vb)
7 OTHER THÉ (tea in French) in OR
8 COMMA ND the “,” is part of the wordplay here
13 KID clocK I’D good punning on ‘wind up’
14 MOONSCAPE (SO CAN)* in MOPE
15 SOLDIER ON (plug away) R (resistance) in (SOLENOID)*
16 E.G. O
18 ISOMERS SOME in IRS US Internal Revenue Service
20 GENESIS G and I in (SENSE)*
22 EARLY PEARLY less P
24 TIDAL ID (papers) into TAL(e)