Posted by flashling on August 20th, 2010
Finally got the chance to have a lunch break to do the blog, relatively straightforward I thought.
1 Sepulchre – (Cheers up, L)*
6 Rehab – Bar around he reversed
9 Tweet – Twee plus T(aste), never been on Twitter but a tweet is a comment there.
10 Dwindling – Win in DD and L in G(ov)
11 Poisoned Chalice – (cocaine polished)*
13 Luton Hoo – http://www.britainexpress.com/counties/bedfordshire/luton-hoo.htm
Once a Grand house near Luton but now a hotel. (Lout)* + N + Hoo(ligan)
14 Skiing – Sing around K(ing) and I
16 Zurich – Z(one) + Rich around U
18 Sunbathe – (But Ashen)*
21 Second in Command – Deputy and O being the second letter of Command. Not overly keen on this type of clue.
23 Scatlatti – Scar + L(ine) + (atit)*
25 Aware – 1/3 of all = A + W + are
26 Nabob – N/A + Bob for float. Dives apparently is a synonym for Wealth as indeed Nabob is a rich man.
27 Shirt-Stud – (This rust(e)d)* anagram without final e of moisture
1 Set-up – Tes(t) reversed, so UP
2 Prehistoric – (Priest, choir)*
3 Let Down – Poor service (let) + Put on (don) around W
4 Hedgehog – H(ard) + Edge + H(ard) + Go reversed.
5 Evince – Eve around In and C(outure)
6 Redback – DER reversed, a dangerous spider http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redback_spider
7 Hoi – H(ot) + oi(l)
8 Big League – (Bilge)* + ague
12 Idiot Savant – (Avoids taint)* as in Rain Man http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095953/
13 Lazy Susan – Z and y in Las + US + an
15 Zucchini – Or courgette as we Brits know it. Last Character Z + UC (university college) + Ch(urch) + in +I(taly)
17 Conflab – Against Flab, a chat
19 Bombast – Fail (Bomb) + in role (as) + T(eam)
20 Hiatus – Hit us around A (one)
22 Dread – Fourth Grade (D) + Read for book
24 Alb – Hidden in Pap(AL B)lessing, a loose sleeved clerical garment.