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Everyman 3340

Posted by Arthur on October 10th, 2010

Arthur.

Once I got going this was a pretty quick and enjoyable solve, but a few film names and references that may have thrown you if you’d never heard of them before.

Across
1 MANITOBA – M +ANITA around OB
5 ACROSS – A + CROSS &lit
9 MUSED – M + USED
10 RED DUSTER– RUDDERSET*
12 SOVEREIGN – SIGN around [OVER + E]
13 TURIN – TURN around I
14 LORD GREYSTOKE– [STORY + K(nowledgeabl)E + LODGER]*
18 DRESS DESIGNER – cd
20 MOPED – dd (with non-homophonic solutions)
22 INFIRMARY – “INFER” + MARY
24 RACONTEUR – RAN around CO + TRUE*
25 ASHEN – AN around SHE
26 BANGER – B + ANGER
27 TOMMYROT – ROT(e) after TOMMY
Down
1 MIMOSA – SAM* around [I + MO]
2 NASHVILLE – NASH + V + ILL + E
3 TUDOR – TROD* around U
4 BURNING DESIRE cd ref. A Streetcar Named Desire
6 COURTESAN – TEARS* in COUN(t)
7 OTTER – (r)OTTER
8 SPRINTER – S + PRINTER
11 DANTE’S INFERNO – FRIENDSON* around ANTE
15 RESIDENCE – ISCREENED*
16 OUR FATHER – HOURAFTER*
17 ADAM’S RIB – BARMAIDS*
19 CYGNET – “SIGNET”
21 PECAN – hidden in (Ca)PE CAN(averal)
23 REALM – REAL + M

Common crossword abbreviations this week:

married = M
old boy = OB
English = E
one = I
company = CO
bishop = B
very = V
European = E
posh = U
Southern = S
miles = M

4 Responses to “Everyman 3340”

  1. Stella Heath says:

    Thanks for the blog, Arthur, though it doesn’t look as though it was necessary this week :)

    A doable and entertaining Everyman, as always.

  2. Susie says:

    Thank you for your blog. I’m still confused about 1 Down mimosa.

    SAM* around [MO + S]. Shouldn’t this be SAM* around [I + MO]? Where does the MO come from?

    Best wishes

  3. Davy says:

    You are right Susie, it is SAM* around [I + MO]. The MO is a second as in ‘just a mo’.

  4. Arthur says:

    Thanks Susie and Davy – you are both of course right. That will teach me to leave it until midnight to write this up having solved the puzzle a week before! It is an anagramof SAM around I (one) and MO (second – for the reason that Davy explains above). I have updated this in the blog now.

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