Posted by flashling on December 19th, 2010
Well I found this harder than a usual Quixote, got there in the end. Didn’t help myself by tentatively putting in Peri for 1ac. Thank you Quixote
1 Puck – not Peri (arrgh!) Double def.
3 Remark – R.E. + MARK
7 No Good – GOO in NOD
9 Back door – Back (here again) + DO + OR
10 Consumer – CON + SUMER http://ancientneareast.tripod.com/Sumer.html
11 Uptake – Cryp def
12 Demo – hidden reversed in hOME District
13 Sloganeer – LOGAN http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocking_stone in SEER
15 Fortunate – TUNA in FORTE. Not entirely convinced by the definition – (it makes one happy)
16 Name – Alternate letters in oN fArM hE
18 Erebus – not this http://www.erebusonline.org.uk/ but if you’ve lived there it can be hell! (puzzl)E + REBUS also
http://www.itv.com/drama/copsandcrime/rebus/default.html well worth looking out for.
20 Teething – Tee + Night*
21 Cameleer – Not a word in my everyday vocab. – CAME + LEER
22 Tavern – TA + (ha)VE + RN
23 Tiddly – Double def
24 Inca – Spent far too long looking at partial anagrams of castle, but it’s IN + CA(stle)
1 Promote – PRI + M.O.T. + E
2 Cook’s Tour – A cryptic double def made harder by cock up on 1ac
4 Encouragement – (Augment + encore)* + &lit to an extent.
5 Audit – AUDI + T
6 Knocker – KNOCK (http://www.knock-shrine.ie/) warning it plays music at you. + ER(r)
8 Damascus steel – (CUTLASSES MADE)*
9 Burgomaster – Dear oh dear did I have problems with this, saw mayor and answer beginning B_R… thought Boris J – wrong.
I’ve only ever seen it as burg(h)ermeister. BURGER around Old MAST – nuts fed to pigs.
14 Eindhoven – (He in Devon)*
16 Far East – FARE + AST(i)
17 Menorca – MEN + OR + C + A
19 Breed – BRE(w)ED