Posted by The Trafites on February 6th, 2011
Nick: It’s me doing the blog this week, as Lorraine is a bit busy, but reading her notes, this weeks was pretty tough.
As usual, thanks to Mr Everyman for a great crossword.
|1.||A doctor tucked into mother’s curry (6)|
|MADRAS||A DR in MA’S
no after effects with this clue at all
|4.||Worry beads, article held inside chapel (8)|
|BETHESDA||THE in (BEADS*)
see here, and make yer mind up what B?
|9.||Parish priest, the old cartoon character (6)|
|POPEYE||POPE+YE(ye old way to say ‘the’)|
|10.||A bishop’s treatise, hard to understand (8)|
|11.||Second lecture’s about old SE Canadian city (5,3)|
|MOOSE JAW||MO(second, as in ‘be there in a mo’)+JAW(lecture, i.e. talk) around O+SE|
|13.||Gloomy king embraced by loved one (5)|
|DREAR||R in DEAR
surely ‘gloomy’ should lead to ‘dreary’ here?
|14.||Phone foreign singer about British drug (14)|
|PHENOBARBITONE||(PHONE*)+(BARITONE around B)|
|18.||Trooper understanding who’s paying for treatment? (7,7)|
|19.||Circles vowel in error (5)|
a lapse is an error, sure. But can ‘e’ be defined by ‘vowel’?
|21.||Small bill sent to one by food company (8)|
|WEETABIX||WEE+TAB+I+X(by = x, as in 6 by 2 piece of wood)
is weetabix a ‘food company’?
|24.||Really popular result (2,6)|
|IN EFFECT||IN+EFFECT; sort of dd|
|25.||Against one girl having to travel west for capital (6)|
|26.||Common central spot in fish (8)|
can’t work out what ‘central’ does in this clue?
|27.||Trainspotter, a girl, close to track (6)|
I guess people that do crosswords in todays ‘Internet’ age are anoraks too
|1.||Daughter falling off bike makes one be miserable (4)|
in my day, a moped had to have pedals, like the ‘raleigh runabout’, but now these seem to have disappeared, and the law that defines a ‘moped’
|2.||An alcoholic declines nothing (5)|
a dipsomanic, like me
|3.||Country once hell in one area (9)|
|5.||Joint requiring oil and hard rubbing (5,6)|
|ELBOW GREASE||ELBOW+GREASE and a sort of cd|
|6.||Loathed bowler, say, on journalist (5)|
|7.||Shiver, unhappy in makeshift bed (9)|
|8.||Ratty, one criminal lawyer (8)|
|12.||BBC wary – joke misguided in nonsense verse (11)|
|JABBERWOCKY||(BBC WARY JOKE)*
I liked (and only knew of, at the the time) the film
|15.||Brutus, for example, portrayed in a musical, work of art (9)|
|HAIRPIECE||HAIR(a musical, lots of naked actors et al)+PIECE(a work of art)
a brutus is a type of wig
|16.||Check, having lost top copy (9)|
|17.||Orthography, it’s what witch is good at? (8)|
|SPELLING||sort of cd|
|20.||Petite female caught by rising river (5)|
|ELFIN||F in (NILE<)|
|22.||Private meal lacking starter (5)|
|23.||Highly disagreeable row (4)|
|RANK||three definitions of RANK|