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Everyman No. 3345 (7th November)

Posted by The Trafites on November 14th, 2010

The Trafites.

Lorraine:  Good day to you one and all, lovely well balanced  puzzle this week.  Nice to see the return of my favourite clue types, lots of anagrams.  Thank you Everyman I thoroughly enjoyed this puzzle, back to the Everyman we all know and love.

Legend to solution comments:
* = anagram.
< = word reversed.

Across
1. Mechanic about to return on locomotive (8)
ENGINEER (RE<) after ENGINE
5. Outcome of increased exposure (6)
UPSHOT UP+SHOT
9. Intricate patterns in wing of church (8)
TRANSEPT (PATTERNS)*
10. Delay robbery (4-2)
HOLD-UP dd
12. First-rate golfer turned back in corridor (5)
AISLE AI+[ernie](ELS<)
13. Release one rodent into river (9)
EXONERATE ONE+RAT in (river)EXE
14. I restrict others exercising a dog (8,7)
SCOTTISH TERRIER (I RESTRICT OTHERS)*
16. Eccentric etcher resettles in a Durham town (7-2-6)
CHESTER-LE-STREET (ETCHER RESETTLES)*
19. Childish supporter wearing trendy hat (9)
INFANTILE IN(trendy)+TILE(hat) around FAN
21. Modest receiving second prize (5)
PURSE S in PURE
23. Sign for reference book he’s taken out (6)
TAURUS T(hes)AURUS
24. Secret assembly may become depressed with pound involved (8)
CONCLAVE L(ibre) in CONCAVE
25. Chat with French artist, one dropping out (6)
NATTER [jean-marc]NATT(i)ER
26. Adulation adroitly put in a new light (8)
IDOLATRY (ADROITLY)*
Down
1. Another bit player (5)
EXTRA dd
2. Statesman, happy one seen crossing street (9)
GLADSTONE GLAD+ONE around ST
3. Just beginning climb after noon (7)
NASCENT ASCENT after N(oon)
4. This should get you there quicker from state school (7,5)
EXPRESS TRAIN EXPRESS(state)+TRAIN
6. Hebridean isle almost rounded by fellow explorer (7)
PIONEER PEER around ION(a)
7. Monster in Hardy novel (5)
HYDRA (HARDY)*
8. Private has to respect changes (3-6)
TOP-SECRET (TO RESPECT)*
11. So that the facts are clear, keep report about ambassador (3,3,6)
FOR THE RECORD FORT+RECORD around HE (his excellency=ambassador)
14. Sexton’s article supporting racists, unfortunately (9)
SACRISTAN AN after (RACISTS*)
another word for a church’s sexton, keeper of records
15. What may bar and tinnie, if drunk, provide? (9)
INEBRIANT (BAR+TINNIE)*
sort of split anagram clue
17. Hairstyle in fashion? Certainly (7)
TONSURE TON(fashion)+SURE
18. Newsworthy subject, a leader in London (7)
TOPICAL TOPIC+A+L(ondon)
20. Opera, big round the States (5)
FAUST FAT around US
22. Foe in Yemen beaten (5)
ENEMY (YEMEN)*
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8 Responses to “Everyman No. 3345 (7th November)”

  1. AJK says:

    Yes, nice puzzle. EXONERATE and TONSURE took me an age. Fashion and TON is a link I llways forget.

  2. AJK says:

    There seem to be a few clues numbered incorrectly on this week’s Everyman- an editing problem perhaps?

  3. Kathryn's Dad says:

    Yes, enjoyable Sunday morning solve as always. I liked INEBRIANT in particular, and got NATTER without knowing who the artist was.

    There is a problem with the online numbering this morning, making it not solvable, but the paper version seems correct.

    Thanks for the blog, Lorraine.

  4. Davy says:

    Thanks Lorraine,

    A good puzzle as always and I particularly liked EXONERATE and FAUST.

  5. sidey says:

    The problem today is 1 across isn’t clued. The rest of the acrosses refer to the next clue and you need some tippex in the south-east corner.

  6. alan j cannon says:

    All the down clues are ok for today’s everyman but the across are shifted by one. I can’t make 4 across (should be 1 across)work for 27 across so it’s a mystery. They’ll have fixed it probably by the time you read this so you won’t know what i’m on about i suspect.

  7. Stella Heath says:

    Thanks for the blog, Trafites. As you say, an excellent puzzle.

    Thanks also to the other bloggers for warning me about the problems with this week’s, which it’s my turn to blog :)

  8. JS says:

    If you want to do today’s Everyman online click on ‘PDF version’ at top of puzzle.
    They are having problems with their numbering today, the PDF version has 1ac numbered as 18 but that is an obvious typo – all clues are there. It’s a good puzzle as usual ~ perhaps a bit more difficult than usual.

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