Posted by flashling on April 1st, 2011
On Monday Gaufrid wrote: It was something of a surprise to see Phi on a Monday, Eimi must have something interesting lined up for April 1st Oh dear he was right, seems the joke is on me. To me this is Hard with a capital H, Anax yesterday, this has been a tough couple of days. It’s a Nimrod. So naturally there’s stuff I don’t quite get.
Clowning around is the order of the day, it is April 1st after all. There are clowns and jokers around the grid border unchecked squares – BUBBLES + MR BEAN on the left and (Norman) PACE, (Paul) MERTON (who did a TV series on clowns) and (Jack) DEE on the right. So clowns to the left of me (Theme 1), jokers to the right (Theme 2) (here I am).
And what goes in the middle square? well 4/20dn have ellipses… giving Stuck in THE MIDDLE with you by Stealers Wheel. So it seems Nimrod is stuck too so he’s just entered a question mark!
Anyway this is April fool’s day, there’s probably more to this than I’ve spotted so far. Thanks to Gaufrid for his help on bits of this one and Nimrod for a brain buster.
|8||Bowsprit||BO + W(ith) + SP(i)RIT|
|9||Rewire||I,WE in ERR(to err is human) reversed|
|10||Lord it||L(eague) + R (king) in (do it)*|
|11||Cronyism||(my corn is)*|
|12||E-Cup||Ooh err missus! PUCE rev|
|14||Elias||Middle name of Walt (is ale)*|
|15||Ance||Scottish for Once, (rom)ANCE no Read Only Memory|
|16||Statism||S&M around TATI(T1 clown)’S|
|21||Marx Brothers||MARS (bar) around [X (by – multiplication) + B(a)R (bar without one) + OTHER (different)] (T1 clowns)|
|22||Blini||B(erbatov) One Nil rev|
|23||Last Emperor||Cryptic def cf Emperor penguins|
|24||Research||Careers* + H(ospital)|
|25||True to||Hmm Rue in OTT rev? OTT = blue?|
|27||Bikini||Multiply sexual = BI + KIN + I|
|28||Oerlikon||(looker in)* A new one on me..|
|1||Bozo||Boyo with Y becoming Z (T1 clown)|
|2||Used Up||U (turn) + SE (toward Dover) + PUD(ding) rev|
|4||Stuck in||TUCK in SIN|
|5||[Greg] Proops||P(ublic) R(elations) [spin] + OOPS (T2 Joker)|
|6||Away Game||A gammy leg is an injured one hence limping away and goals count double in some away matches (legs) Ideas please.|
|7||Criss-cross||CRIS(i)S + CROSS|
|13||Cottage Pie||Cryptic Definition|
|17||Toxaemia||OX in A1 MEAT rev|
|19||[Michael]Mcintyre||T in (MR NICE(gu)Y)* (T2 Joker)|
|20||With You||Cryptic Double Definition unless anyone knows better.|
|23||[Hugh] Laurie||AU in L (theme1) R (theme 2) + IE (T2 Joker)|
|26||Trod||Hidden reversed in tuDOR Times|