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Everyman No. 3317 (25th April)

Posted by The Trafites on May 2nd, 2010

The Trafites.

Lorraine:  Nice easy jog along this week, 20 across had me going for a while as I didn’t think of loaded as having lots of money, when I eventually twigged I did laugh to myself. Thanks once again Everyman.

Legend to solution comments:
*  =  anagram.
<  =  word reversed.

Across
1. God of love after a ballot (6)
APOLLO O after A POLL
4. Ethnic, first in box in court case (6)
TRIBAL B in TRIAL
8. Some tinsel, at Christmas, in bar (5)
LATCH hidden:  tinseL AT CHristmas
9. Divert sports team approaching course (9)
SIDETRACK SIDE+TRACK
11. Suitable, “Feelings”, a pop single (4,10)
GOOD VIBRATIONS GOOD+VIBRATIONS ref: Beach Boys pop single
13. Intensely serious, boy describing adult (7)
EARNEST ERNEST around A (adult); describing=surrounding
15. Fancy goods originally imported by one US state (7)
IMAGINE G in I MAINE
16. Remarkably smooth northern newspaper proprietor (7)
THOMSON (SMOOTH*) + N ref: D.C. Thomson
18. Understands article in rag’s racy (7)
GATHERS THE in (RAGS*)
20. Both row rowboat unsuitably loaded (5,1,3,2,3)
WORTH A BOB OR TWO (BOTH ROW ROWBOAT)*
23. Mater’s rewritten: Mother, with a capital (9)
AMSTERDAM (MATERS*)+DAM=mother
24. Confine one male brought in drunk (5)
LIMIT I M in LIT=drunk
25. Make a journey with French composer after end of concert (6)
TRAVEL T in front of composer RAVEL
26. Here’s the spinner – there’ll be flipping ducks again! (6)
SPIDER ducks again=RE-DIPS<
Down
1. Piece of music composed to greet all (10)
ALLEGRETTO (TO GREET ALL)*
2. Defeat old-fashioned party (5)
OUTDO OUT+DO
3. Composer shown round very European port (2,5)
LE HAVRE V in composer LEHAR+E
5. Note girl drinking drop of sparkling wine (7)
RETSINA RE+(S in TINA)
6. Beans are, I suspect, served up in a sauce (9)
BEARNAISE (BEANS ARE I)*
7. Enjoy the same thing (4)
LIKE dd
9. Second-rate vessel in need of flag (11)
SUBSTANDARD SUB(marine)+STANDARD
10. Sketch popular stable lad in reception area (7,4)
DRAWING ROOM DRAW+IN+GROOM
12. Nobleman holding a dart and a toy weapon (10)
PEASHOOTER A SHOOT=dart in PEER
14. Ashore, son plays in a North Wales resort (4-2-3)
RHOS ON SEA (ASHORE SON)*
17. Defiant remark made by chronic drunkard in this place (2,5)
SO THERE SOT+HERE
19. Tart, upper part containing bread (7)
TROLLOP ROLL in TOP
21. Faint-hearted gloomy Italian turned up (5)
TIMID (DIM IT)<
22. Record throw (4)
CAST dd

6 Responses to “Everyman No. 3317 (25th April)”

  1. Andrew K says:

    Yes, 20a was a nice one.

    Completed without aids 2 weeks in a row for me. ( there’s usually a plant or a city, or a fabric I have to look up).

  2. Davy says:

    Thanks Lorraine and thanks Everyman,

    An enjoyable solve with my favourite being 15a (IMAGINE) which was very misleading with an excellent surface.

  3. Davy says:

    Lorraine,

    I forgot to say but you never seem to comment on the clues. I wouldn’t expect a comment on every clue but there must be some that you consider very good or very bad even. Just a thought.

  4. Tokyo Colin says:

    So Andrew K, that means you didn’t need to verify Rhos on Sea which I certainly had to. Is it Phuket of the North then?

  5. Andrew Kitching says:

    I thought it was something on sea. Rhos was a welsh looking name. Put it Jin and verified it retrospectively!

  6. The Trafites says:

    I had to use Google maps to confirm ‘Rhos’, as with the anagram letters it could have been any combination of ‘ASHORE’ being a Welsh name!

    I very rarely comment on the clues as mostly they are straight forward in their construction.

    Lorraine.

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