Posted by Uncle Yap on December 9th, 2010
Monday Prize Crossword on 29 November 2010
Quite an entertaining way to start the week
1 PUNCTURE cd what is called a puncture in the UK is referred to as a flat in the USA
5 STREAM Cha of ST (street or way) REAM (some papers)
10 NIGER *(REIGN)
11 COLOUR BAR Colour (influence) Bar (lawyers)
12 ATTRIBUTE dd
13 OLDEN GOLDEN (happy and glorious) minus G
14 EVZONE Ins of V (victory) in E (eastern) ZONE (region) The Evzones, or Evzoni, is the name of several historical elite light infantry and mountain units of the Greek Army.
15 EAST END The East End (part of London) is not exactly oriental
18 RESCIND Sounds like RESINNED (returned to crime)
20 AT LAST dd a snob is also a shoemaker and a last is a shoemaker’s model of the foot on which boots and shoes are made or repaired.
22 EASEL Cha of EASE (relax) L (fifty in Roman numeral)
24 BUG-HUNTER dd
25 TREE RINGS Very clever cd usings elders as an example of a deciduous tree
26 RURAL rha
27 LIMEYS LIME (tree) YES minus E (English) North American slang for Englishmen / Britons. I find conflicting definitions; is this a term just for the English? I would find it a tad odd to call a Scotsman a limey.
28 NARCOSIS *(Oscar’s in)
1 PANDAS ha I will always remember the phrase “eats shoots and leaves” and picture a panda with a machine gun coming to a cafe, eating the food and then shooting everyone before leaving.
2 NEGATIVES Ins of EG (exempli gratia, for example) in NATIVES (non-immigrants)
3 TERRITORIAL ARMY *(at military error)
4 RECLUSE RE (about) + *(CLUES) Miss Havisham is a character in the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations. She is a wealthy spinster who lives as a recluse in her ruined mansion.
6 TOULOUSE LAUTREC cd for Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman and illustrator who, due to some health issues, never grew beyond 5 foot. Thus artist often overlooked is Crux’s tichy way to allude to his small stature.
7 EMBED Cheeky way of saying embed is the opposite of debunk (bed and bunk being synonymous)
8 MARINADE *(In a dream)
9 FLEECE dd
16 EASY TERMS Well, schollchildren always like it easy, don’t they?
17 ORIENTAL *(relation)
19 DEBUNK Tichy way of saying ‘out of bed’
20 AUGUSTA AUGUST (stately) + A ; capital of Georgia and site of Augusta National Golf Club, home of The Masters Tournament
21 FRILLS dd
23 STEAM Answer to 5 is STREAM minus R (right)
Key to abbreviations
dd = double definition
dud = duplicate definition
tichy = tongue-in-cheek type
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
ha = hidden answer
*(fodder) = anagram