Posted by flashling on August 26th, 2010
My heart sank a bit when it was confirmed that it was Anax today after last Saturday’s offering. This is nowhere near that hard.
There is a very strong Indian theme to this crossword, Anax trying to curry favour perhaps.
1 Gossipy – expansive I guess. work(GO)+S(ecret)+agent(SPY) aroung I(ndia)
5 Impeach – I am (a) peach
10 Rein – Hidden in whe(RE IN)dians
11 Dehydrated – (They’d dread)*
12 Sehwag – Indian Cricketer (He was)* + havin(G), he made 319 against South Africa in 2008 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_cricket_team_in_India_in_2007%E2%80%9308
13 Idahoans – Ugly looking word, but (A danish)* with o for egg/zero in it.
14 Stalwarts – Starts arounf A L(ong) W(ave)
15 Tamil – Tail for shadow around M(aiden)
17 Patna – Indian City, Ready (Pat) + N(ame) + A
19 Palm Beach – (Intimate) PAL + EACH around MB (Doctor)
22 Bhelpuri – Indian dish http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhelpuri it’s a new one on me though, I RUB reversed around HELP (serve)
24 Gamges – GANGS (crowds) around (her)E
26 Vikram Seth – Indian writer http://www.contemporarywriters.com/authors/?p=auth89 (Mr Keith Vas)* Nice anagram
27 Hint – HIT around N
28 Berserk – Bjork dropping Jo and ERSE taking her place. Bjork certainly has done some strange things.
29 Strudel – St(one) + RUDE + L(ady)
2 Overeat – O(ld) + Vat about bErRiEs
3 Sinew – Sine (trigonometry function) + W(ith)
4 Podagra – More commonly called Gout. Pod school) + Agra
6 Madras – MAD (Out to lunch) + R(upees) + AS (when)
7 Elaborate – Can’t really justify this, there’s ELATE (lift) around ABOR? Ideas anyone? EDIT: It’s Elate around Bora, a NE Adriatic wind, thanks all
8 Chennai – He in CNN + AI (A-one – Capital, great)
9 Christianised (India’s Richest)*
15 Landlords Pub Bosses. ROLL (Wrap in food sense reversed) around AND and (Nintendo) DS (Games console).
18 Atheise – Deny God, A(nswer) + THEE around IS.
20 Mug Shot – Mugs (attacks) + HOT (Nicked)
21 Cleanse – Leans in CE
22 Summer – As in Indian Summer, unexpected later year warm spell, which would be nice after the recent weather.
25 Nehru – Former PM, Hen (reversed) + R(ugby) U(nion)