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Everyman 3,330

Posted by Arthur on August 1st, 2010

Arthur.

A lot of double definitions this week and one clue that I’m not completely sure about although looks as though it might be a dd (any help much appreciated). Otherwise not the easiest week, but plenty that were very nice. Perhaps slightly too reliant on the double definition type of cluing though…

Across
1 MISUSE - MUSE around I’S
4 LAS VEGAS - LASS around VEGA
9 NEW AGE – GENWE* around A
10 STROLL ON – ROLL-ON after ST
11 APPETISER - A + {[PET + IS] in PER}
13 ADEPT - A + DEPT
14 AS THE CROW FLIES - [AS + THROW + FLIES] around EC
18 WARREN MITCHELL – W + NAMETHRILLER* around C(attle)
20 EXTRA - possibly a dd? Over = extra but I can’t really make head nor tail of “A wide, perhaps”
22 OPERATION – dd
24 ACROSTIC – “A + CROSS + TICK”
25 PIRATE – P(ublishing) + IRATE
26 TRAINING – dd
27 RECESS – dd
Down
1 MANTA RAY – MAN RAY around [T(urbot) + A]
2 SEW UP - dd
3 SIGHTSEER - SIGHT + SEER
5 AFTER A WHILE - WHATARELIEF*
6 VIOLA - dd
7 GOLDENEYE – dd
8 SONATA – hidden in (Hender)SON AT ‘A(pollo)’
12 SPRING ONION - S(hots) + PINGIRON* + ON
15 TRATTORIA – [AI  + ROT + TART]<
16 LUCRATIVE – VITALCURE*
17 FLANDERS - F + LANDERS
19 REPAST - RE + PAST
21 ARSON - (p)ARSON
23 IMAGE - hidden in (Tem)IMA GE(zari)

Common crossword abbreviations this week:

one = I
street = ST
the City = EC {this is the start of postcodes within The City of London also known colloquially as the City}
Western = W
first rate = AI {A1}
force = F
name = N
female = F

4 Responses to “Everyman 3,330”

  1. sidey says:

    Morning Arthur. ‘A wide’ is an extra run in cricket.

  2. Tokyocolin says:

    Thanks Arthur. In cricket a wide is one form of an ‘extra’. Worth one extra run to the batting team.

  3. Myrvin says:

    Thank you A.
    OK for most of the puzzle. Tried to fit APPERATIF into 11.
    18a took a while – only understood it after getting it.
    In 22a, had OPERATING so couldn’t get 17d. Then realized FLANDERS fitted if 22 was OPERATION.
    I like the 5d & 16d anagrams.
    Took a while to thik of SPRING ONIONs as ‘greens’ since I mostly eat the white bits.

  4. Stella Heath says:

    Thanks Arthur. People have explained the cricket reference, but I also rather liked the golfing mis-direction in 12d.

    I agree there were a few too many dd’s, but all in all I enjoyed this puzzle.

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