Posted by rightback on 1st May 2010
Solving time: 5 minutes
A welcome return for Paul to the Saturday slot. For a prize puzzle this was surprisingly straightforward but still very enjoyable. It also made me very hungry with so many foody answers; I’ve highlighted the relevant answer phrases but several non-thematic answers (e.g. 12ac) had thematic clues. The cluing (or if you prefer, clueing) was really excellent: very tight with smooth and natural surface readings, and free from the solecisms, inaccuracies and clumsiness that plague so many Guardian crosswords.