Posted by flashling on November 21st, 2010
My first blog against any of Don’s crosswords I believe. He’s said his Quixote persona tries not to be too hard. I do remember a Duck(?) in the saturday magazine involving Pi which no-one got. Still here we go.
5 Smaller – MALL in SE + R
7 Boer War – B(ritish) + (we roar)*
10 Holy Grail – Hom wholy + G + RAIL
11 Ratio – hidden in (conside)RATIO(n)
12 Sittingbourne – T(ee)T(otal) in (big reunions)*
15 Trenton – Capital of New Jersey (Rent not)*
17 Unguent – UN + GENT around U
18 Wine and Cheese – I normally see these two the other way round, still, WE around (Chinese Dean)*
21 Rotas – R(ead) + O(ld) T(estament) + AS
22 Jerusalem – (office)R in JEU + MALES*
23 Sidecar – Double def.
24 Errancy – E + RR + (f)ANCY. Not over sure about lust = fancy
1 Carlisle United – bit harsh as an &lit perhaps even if they aren’t a top flight side. (Cruel Latin side)*
2 Flight – L in FIGHT
3 Abel – Bit hackneyed murder victin in crosswords but (b)ABEL
4 Yearlong – (Go nearly)*
5 Soho – OS rev + HO(use)
6 Realigned – (E.g. Ireland)* Somewhat topical
8 Water repellent – This held me up whilst I kept looking at water resistant, still – (Penetrate well R)*
9 Roomette – (Meter too)* possibly &lit as often where gas/electric meters are in the UK.
13 Gaucherie – Had a deja vu moment with this, Nimrod used a very similar idea in a recent Saturday. No accusation of plagiarism just coincidence. Hom of Go Cherie
14 Stewards – STEW + A RD + S(aturday)
16 Transact – A + NS in TRACT
19 Ensure – (c)ENSURE
20 Emmy – EMM(a) + (traged)Y
22 Jury – JUly with left replaced by right
Sorry we’ve lost HandeL but I understand fully why. Thanks Quixote for giving me one I could do. We rarely get many comments here for the Sunday but hope it helps a few folks.