Posted by flashling on February 4th, 2011
After my plaintive cry that I might not be able to post today, the 15sq genie and helper (djinn and tonic) spirited away from the Indy with an early copy so here it is.
Friday Phi and a bit tricky in places, I hadn’t come across some of the thematic answers but the clueing is fair enough. Well written this but a bit too bookish for me alas as I’m not that well read. So for me it was close but no cigar without the reveal button to complete it.
It’s not a prize crossword.
But the thematic link is. All the 15s are Literary Prizes. Nice one Phi. Thank you.
|1||TURNER||R in TUNER. The Turner Prize http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/turnerprize/|
|4||SWEAR OFF||(drug)S + WEAR OFF|
|10||ORBIT||OR (soldiers) + BIT (had effect)|
|11||WHITBREAD||WHIT(e) BREAD ie not wholemeal. The Whitbread Prize, now called the Costa prize http://www.costabookawards.com/|
|14/15||ALL MUST HAVE PRIZES||(TRUMPS LAVISH ZEAL (d)E(als))*. The 15s are all literary prizes.|
|16||GONCOURT||(goin)G ON COURT. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prix_Goncourt|
|20||PULITZER||UP rev + LIT + ZER(o). http://www.pulitzer.org/|
|22||HAWTHORNDEN||(WHEN TORN HAD)*. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawthornden_Prize|
|25||SIR||No T(ense) in S(t)IR|
|26||RELEVANCE||A N in (CLEVER)* + (on)E|
|27||ELGIN||L(och) in EG IN|
|29||MUSICALE||US in MIC + ALE|
|30||ORANGE||O + RANGE. http://www.orangeprize.co.uk/|
|1||TOODLE PIP||Spoon POODLE TIP|
|3||EXTRAVERT||EX + RAVER in TT|
|5||WAIT UPON||IT UP in (A in NOW) rev|
|6||ABBOT||A + BB + OT|
|7||OPERA BUFFAS||(OFF + SUPERB A(id)A)*|
|8||FUDGE||F replacing B in BUDGE|
|9||AWOL||A + WO(o)L|
|13||SHIELD WALLS||(HELD AS WILLS)*|
|17||CHAIN GEAR||(REACHING A)*|
|18||TOLERANCE||OLE in TRANCE|
|22||HAREM||H + ARE + M|
|23||HAVOC||(A V(igneron)) in HOC(k)|
|24||DIET||TIED with top and bottom swapped|
|28||GUN||Hidden in (feelin)G UN(well)|