Posted by flashling on November 18th, 2010
To borrow a phrase from Anax this was for me a monster. I found bits of this at times beyond me and I’ve still got some gaps in the wordplay for you lucky folk to fill in for me.
Don’t think I’ve blogged a Nestor before and with luck it’ll be a time before I do again.
1 Scotch Terriers – SCOTCH (Finish off) + TERRIERS (Irregular soldiers)
10 Inane – IN AN “E”(cstacy) MDMA is better known as E
11 Neon Tetra – (ARE NOT NET)* A new one on me http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neon_tetra
12 Dragon Ship – 21d is “Viking” DON’S HIP around RAG for rib
13 Cnut – N in CUT
15 Osbert – Initial letters in O(ne) S(itwell) B(rother) E(dith) R(emebered) T(hem) & &lit
17 Valhalla- ALLAH + LAV reversed
19 Squirrel – R(ook) in SQUIRE + L
20 Parsec – PARSE + C
22 City – C + (p)ITY
23 Tibiotarsi – Fused bones in the leg of a bird (didn’t everyone know that!?) – T(rouble) + 1 + BIOTA (flora and
fauna of a region) + R(epetative) S(train) I(njury). Took me a long time to parse(c) this one.
26 A Fortiori – A FOR + I in TORI (spelling) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tori_Spelling
27 Dylan – hidden in (bo)DY LAN(guage)
28 Ethylene Glycol – (THE ONLY G(r)EY CELL)* as once infamously added to certain red wines to sweeten them. [Corrected for typo - thanks K'sD]
2 Clara – Another initial letter clue, C(ertain) L(ondon) A(reas) R(esisting) A(uthority)
3 The horrors – T(ime) + H(usband) + OH reversed in ERRORS
4 Honest – ONE + S(ingular) in HT
5 Erotical – ROTI in LACE rev.
6 Ruth – Topless (t)RUTH – Interesting word play after the previous answer.
7 Entangles – I can’t fully get this you’ve got ANGLES but ENT for truncated Apex. Please feel free to assist on
8 Smart Sanctions – SMART (hurt) + (I cannot)* in SS
9 Wild-goose chase – GOO + SEC + HAS in WILDE
14 Thwartedly – T(ulloc)H + WAR + TED + L(argel)Y. Why TED for spread I don’t know.
16 Bluetooth – No, not the wireless technology but http://www.cs.utk.edu/~dasgupta/bluetooth/history.htm
BLUE(miserable) + TOOTH (crown a type of dental treatment)
18 Demijohn – DIJON around (th)EM + H(eroin)
21 Viking – V (see) + (l)IKING
24 Rollo – Viking ruler in Normandy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollo – Don’t really see the swaying gait bit
25 Et Al – LATE reversed
OK enough, I feel a need to lie down now.