Posted by Stella on July 31st, 2011
A fairly straightforward puzzle from Everyman this week, with a profusion of anagrams and simple charades, and nothing too obscure save, perhaps, 2 down.
|1||PASTEURISE||*PARTS IE USE|
|6||SCAR||Hidden in ‘FranceSCA Recently’|
TIP around first and last letters (‘extremely’) of ‘UltimatelY’
|11||PRODUCERS||*CRUDE in PROS|
|12||BOARDING SCHOOL||BOARDING + SCHOOL (=’train’)|
ERROr in PIT, for the archtypal sad clown of the Commedia dell’Arte
|17||QUEUE UP||Homophone of ‘cue’, = signal to act, + UP, = ‘at college’|
The zodiac sign represents the animal, but is written without its last letter, or tail – to remove its sting?
|20||ENGAGEMENT RING||Cryptic definition|
|23||APPLIANCE||*PLACE A PIN|
|24||IMAGE||IE (that is) outside MAG(azine, or Sunday supplement), rather than the other way round.|
|1||PATH||Hidden in ‘bellhoP AT Hotel’|
*VOLUME SO L(arge) – the anagram fodder was obvious, but I’d never heard of the place.
*UPPER REGION MEN, but they live in the Antarctic, so from most of our point of view, the ‘lowest’ region
|4||REPLIED||REP + LIED|
|5||STOPGAP||STOP + GAP|
C + RED + O The inner ring, or bull’s-eye, in darts is red
|8||RESOLUTION||RE + SOLUTION, though I’ve a feeling the chemists among us will tell us that a suspension is not the same thing.|
QU + 1 + LORRAINE around CHE
|13||CHEQUE CARD||Homophone of ‘Czech’ + CARD as in “He’s quite a card/character!”|
|16||REPENTANT||REP + *TENANT|
|18||PIMENTO||*POINT ME. I know allspice is also known as Jamaican pepper, but I didn’t know it can also be referred to as ‘pimento’, as it is in fact not a pepper.|
|19||SINCERE||SINCE + RE, the second note in the solfège|
|21||GAPER||APE in GR|
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