Posted by flashling on November 11th, 2010
Eimi takes the stage today, and some suspicious minds might look at the date and think Armistice Day. They’d be wrong as this appears to be a vanilla crossword, even if bits do seem a little OLD
9 Dungannon – DUNG + ANON around (garde)N
10 Eprom – Computer memory rarely seen these days. E-PROM(enade) & Cryptic Def
11 Impresa – An ancient heraldic device, IMPRESA(rio (ferdinand))
12 Refiner – RE (on) + FINE (well) + R(egulator). Possibly getting on…
13 Ancestor Worship – (TH(e) WAR PROCESSION)* with a nod to Armistice Day in the surface.
16 B-Movies – MOB* + VIES
17 Succour – SOUR about U(niversity) C(ollege) C(lubs)
18 Megagametophyte – OK I’ll admit I did have to look this up, it’s part of a flower and MEGA + GAME + TOP + THEY*
21 Luddism – Cryptic Def unless anyone can see more in this. Against new things – is there a theme here?
23 Flare Up – FL(orida) ARE UP – or as Scchua suggests RuEfUl in FLAP – I think the latter now it’s been pointed out.
25 Freak – FEAR* + K (constant)
26 New Mexico – (Once we mix)*
1 Edwina – WIN in E(uropean) D(efence) A(gency)
2 Inspector Gadget – (Protecting Degas)*
3 Mare – j M bArRiE (alt letters)
4 Infamous – (FAN I SUMO)*
5 In A Row – DD
6 Serf – Hidden in uSER Friendly
7 French Polynesia – (Francophile’s Yen)*
8 Improper – IMP ROPER – one who catches IMPs
14 Sting – the STIG around (clarkso)N
15 Recap – PACER reversed
16 Bumfluff – FLU in BUMF + F(email)
17 Set of Two – SE + TOFT (Ancient site of a dwelling) + WO(e) – there’s that old thing again
19 Moment – OMEN in MonTana
20 Employ – (th)EM + PLOY
22 Icky – (v)ICKY (pollard). yeah but no… etc
24 Aged – hidden in (saus)AGE D(ogs) – Old again, think Eimi is trying to tell us something?
Indeed he is, there would appear to be a NINA – EIMI IS FIFTY TODAY in the top and bottom rows.
Happy Birthday Mike, and good luck to Simon H. who is off on a job interview today.