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Everyman 3342

Posted by Arthur on October 24th, 2010

Arthur.

Having posted fortnightly for almost exactly 18 months, and with various other commitments coming to the fore, I won’t be posting on here any more, and so, unless there is no forthcoming replacement blogger, this is likely to be my last post (for the time being anyway). And a nice, gentle send-off it was too. I had to check ‘ordinary’ had a heraldic meaning and confirm Nervo was one of The Crazy Gang, but otherwise all very straightforward. Thanks to everyone who has commented (and put me right when I headed off course!) and to Everyman for his crosswords. I will, of course, continue to solve them when I get a free Sunday.

Across
1 ANTHEM - ANT + HEM
5 UNABLE - UNA +B + LE
10 SEVEN-YEAR ITCH - THEYVEARSENIC*
12 CHEVRON - RON after CHE (Guevara) + V(illa). In heraldry an ordinary is a term for any one of a group of standard shapes used on shields.
13 USELESS - cd. “Use less!”
14 REHEARSAL - HEARS in REAL
16 AVERS - AVERS(e)
18 DATED - hidden in (cupboar)D AT ED(die’s)
19 PASO DOBLE - PALSBOOED*
21 EMPEROR – [REP in ROME]<
23 NERVOUS – NERVO + U.S. Jimmy Nervo was one of The Crazy Gang; a group of British entertainers, formed in the early 1930s.
25 MARSH MARIGOLD - HARMS* + MARIGOLD
26 RELATE – (p)RELATE
27 ENTIRE - NT (= New Testament) in EIRE
Down
2 NISSEN HUT – THENSUNIS*
3 HOVER - H + OVER
4 MAN AND SUPERMAN - [SPURNEDMAMA + NAN]*. Man and Superman is a George Bernard Shaw play.
6 NURSEMAID - INARMSDUE*
7 BATHE - BATH + (seasid)E
8 EPHESUS – SHEEP* + US
9 TEQUILA SUNRISE – QUALITIESNURSE*
11 SCAR - S + CAR
15 ALDERSHOT – ALDERS + HOT
17 EMBROIDER – BRIDEMORE*
18 DREAMER - DREAR around ME ref. Walter Mitty
20 EAST - (f)EAST
22 PERIL - PIER* + L
24 ROOST - ROOT around (Tigri)S

Common crossword abbreviations this week:

British = B
the French / the Parisian = LE
Henry = H
small = S
female = F
50 = L
very = V
European = E
posh = U
Southern = S
miles = M

4 Responses to “Everyman 3342”

  1. Davy says:

    Thanks Arthur,

    Sorry to hear that you are leaving and good luck for the future. Thanks for all your analysis.

    Lots of good clues in this puzzle and I particularly liked USELESS, DATED (very good surface), NISSEN HUT (another excellent surface), NURSEMAID, and TEQUILA SUNRISE (great anagram).

    Thanks Everyman.

  2. Stella Heath says:

    Thanks Arthur, and don’t worry about the blog, there’s a couple of us taking over.

    This was a pretty straightforward but enjoyable solve, with some lovely surfaces – 10ac. made me :D, and 9d. evoked a pleasant image, too. Like you, my only doubts related to 12 and 23across.

    Thanks Everyman; on to today’s puzzle

  3. cholecyst says:

    Thanks, Arthur, and good luck!

  4. Kathryn's Dad says:

    As usual, you learn a couple of things with Everyman: this week it was CHEVRON and MAN AND SUPERMAN. I too liked TEQUILA SUNRISE.

    Many thanks for your blogs, Arthur. When I started lurking here eighteen months ago, just as you were starting blogging, I guess, the Everyman blog was the one I always came to. I could usually finish it, but often without fully understanding everything. So your explanations, and those of other Everyman bloggers, have been very helpful.

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