Posted by Handel on July 1st, 2010
Our first blog as husband and wife, completed in true Handel style, with a pint of ale in Stockwell’s uncharacteristically sophisticated pub The Canton Arms.
7. splenDID ACT I Contrived
10. LINDA N E
11. O.K. A PI(g)
12. CLEMEN(t) S The real name of Mark Twain
13. BROUGHT TO BOOK dd
17. BELUGAS (bulge as)*
21. DISROBE (so bride)* How apt.
22. POND ER
24. SOL(V)E R
1. HE C A TOMB not a word we knew, but easy enough to parse
2. OCTAVE dd
3. EIDERS (desire)*
5. PO MP A NO
6. DANCING sounds like ‘Dan sing’, though I have to say it doesn’t sound like that for two southerners like us!
7. DELICATESSENS (neediest class)* Not a difficult clue, as long as your spelling brain is functioning…
8. DUN C.E.
14. O.C. TOP U.S.
16. KESTEVEN (see Kent)*
17. BED LAM
18. LESSEE We liked this one – as NMS points out it’s ‘less ee’ (‘thus week becomes wk’). Quixote is excellent at spotting unusual structural wordplays like this, which always raise a smile
19. G LOB E