Posted by beermagnet on June 21st, 2010
I must be getting better at these.
Another Eye crossy that was knocked off without raising a sweat.
The long giveaway answer gave away lots of crossing letters and everything else slotted in with no hold-ups.
|6||LANCER L[arge], (ACNE)* AInd: riddled, R[ight]|
|7||ST GEORGE ST (Way – street), E[nergy] inside GORGE (get stuffed)|
|11||PRESS GANG PRESS (smooth) GANG (party)|
|12||LADEN DD “The terrorist leader finally”|
|13/14/21||DO YOU REALISE WHO I AM DD that is almost a Single Def. I found this clue a bit weak given how guessable it is from the enumeration. Double defs: “Question …type” and “pissed off … recognition”:
Question from self important type pissed off by apparent lack of recognition? (2,3,7,3,1,2)
|17||SKINFUL [barac]K inside SINFUL|
|19||OILSKIN OIL (Grease) SKIN (strip)|
|22||GNASH [pa]N[ts] inside GASH (split)|
|25||LIT UP DD “Lit up” to mean drunk seems very old fashioned but it has appeared in more than one crossword lately|
|27||OVERSPENT OVERS (Maidens possibly) PENT (restrained)|
|28||SOAP STAR SOAP’s TAR (gets sailor in a lather) Def. “Windsor, for one” refs Barbara of that ilk Oh! She changed her name to Windsor from Deeks – did that sound too German?|
|29||JIGSAW JIG (tool positioning aid) SAW (looked) I am not going to refer to Heskey|
|1||SLIP A DISC (A PILS)< (knocking back a lager), DISC (floppy maybe)|
|2||SNEEZY DD Ref Disney’s presciently named septet, and yes, a sneeze is an ejaculation; it is also what Bunter did when talking to Bob Cherry about Old Quelchy.|
|3||GET STUFFED Double Def – nice one:
Olive might … bugger off (3,7)
|4||STIGMA (GITS)< (Bastards turning over) MA (the old lady)|
|5/20||WELL ENDOWED WELL (Spring) END (tip) O (ring) WED (joined)|
|8||REDNECK RED (embarassed) NECK (snog)|
|9||EDNA E (Amphetamine) AND< (too up) Should we nitpick here: For E to come from amphetamine we must recognise that E is from Ecstacy which is MDMA (3,4-Methylenedioxy-N-methamphetamine) which is one of several derivatives from amphetamine but isn’t strictly amphetamine (aka speed) itself. I suppose it is in the “family” amphetamine. I also suppose no-one had too much trouble with this clue.|
|10||BARREL ERR (balls up) inside LAB (party) all reversed|
|15||IDLE GOSSIP IDLE (unemployed) GO (a crack – a try) (PISS)* AInd: off|
|16||ON THE TOWN (NOT)* AInd: knackered, (HE WON’T)* AInd: maybe.
Hang on, there was no Nancy in “On the Town” So here the town is Nancy in Lorraine, not New York, New York
|18||INERTIA IN (Trendy), ER (TV Series), (IT)* AInd: Off, A|
|19||OODLES [n]OODLES Last in – but it didn’t put up a fight when I looked at it with a steely glint|
|23||AGEIST Hidden in: frottAGE IS Truthfully|
|26||PISS (SIP)< (drink up), S[econd]|
I can’t help thinking that if you are in South Africa with three lions on your chest you’ve got more to worry about than who’s going win the football.