Posted by nmsindy on June 9th, 2010
Another really top-quality puzzle from Dac, with some excellent &lit type constructions. Not too difficult, 26 mins.
* = anagram
1 SOCIALIST SO (thus) CIA (US agency) LIST (index of names) Great surface reading.
6 Sir Vivian FUCHS (Antarctic explorer etc) CH (Companion of Honour) in FUS(s)
9 GRANT Hidden in immiGRANTs’
10 SECOND (back) ACT (work)
11 SIMON CALLOW brilliant & lit clue re this TV and stage personality I’M ON CALL (available) in SOW (broadcast)!
13 AIL “ale”
14 PERISHER Double definition, go west = to die (like sun setting in the west)
15 ENDING DIN (racket) in P(ENG)e
17 LARKIN Took me a while to understand this being distracted by KIN which means family.
Think it refers to both the poet Philip Larkin and the Larkin family ie from HE Bates novels also dramatised for TV eg Darling Buds of May.
19 REFORMAT (for a term)*
22 CON ARTIST Clue of the puzzle for me First letters of Roguish Type in (actions)* & lit
23 GARDEN PARTY GAR (fish) PART (some) in DENY (refuse). ‘eat’ indicates containment.
25 CLIP (piece of film) J (judge) OINT (into)*
27 NICHE H (husband) in NICE (holiday resort – in France) Very well constructed surface giving a really smooth reading
28 RUGBY (GUR)u reversed BY
29 THRESH (strike) OLD (former)
1 SIGNS G (good) in SINS (wrongdoings) Another excellent surface.
2 CRAMMER New ‘heart’ ie central letter for THOMAS CRANMER (historical figure, first Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury burnt as a heretic, 1556)
3 ASTONISHING N (note) in (a hit song is)* Well-concealed anagram I saw only near the end.
4 IN (fashionable) SPADES (Suit of cards)
5 TACKLE Double definition
6 FAN Hidden in oF ANderson indicated by ‘shelters’ with the surface giving misleading context of those WWII constructions.
7 CHA (tea) PAT (some butter) I (one) Bread, originally from India
8 SET ALIGHT (The last GI)*
12 WINDOWPANES N (northern) in WIDOW “pains”. Good seamless join at ‘northern lights’ suggesting stars (thanks to commenters who pointed out that the northern lights are not stars but the Aurora Borealis, I shd have checked before writing that)
14 POLICE CAR L (learner) I (one) in RACE (speed) COP both reversed
16 RECEPTOR EP (old record) in RECTOR (clergyman) a sense-organ
18 RUNNING NN (names) in RUING (regretting)
20 MOROCCO OM (Order of Merit) reversed ROC = little ROCK ie last letter off, CO (company)
24 YIELD Double definition
26 JAY J (Japan) AY (yes)