Posted by PeeDee on December 14th, 2011
A straightforward and enjoyable crossword with nothing controversial that I can see. Thank you Dogberry.
CLUE OF THE DAY – as an experiment I have included a ‘clue of the day’ poll with todays blog. Click the ‘vote’ link by your favourite of today’s clues to vote. You can come back any time to view the results so far.
I would be grateful if you could let me know if this experimental feature works OK, especially if you are using a Mac or an iPad etc.
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|1||POLYMATH||vote||P-OATH (p-profanity) around MY (Dogberry’s) Left reversed – definition is ‘all-rounder’|
|5||EDITOR||vote||TIDE (season) reversed (return) and OR (yellow) – definition is book’s overseer|
|10||EMBALM||vote||MBA (postgrad qualification) in ELM (wood)|
|12||ENSUE||vote||Union in SEEN*|
|13||TURBULENT||vote||TURN BLUE* – either of ‘troublesome’ or ‘troubledly’ will suffice as a definition, and either as an anagram indicator. Take your pick I think.|
|14||BATHOS||vote||Oscar (letter in phonetic alphabet) in BATHS (examples of spa towns) – definition is ‘anticlimax’|
|16||PETUNIA||vote||TUNIs (capital city) missing S (seconds) in PEA (vegetable) – definition is ‘flower’|
|19||ANEURIN||vote||I (1 Roman numeral) RUE (regret) reversed inside ANN (girl) – Welsh forename|
|23||HYDROFOIL||vote||Hot DRY* OF OIL (fuel)|
|25||BELCH||vote||reBEL CHieftain – ‘report’ is a noise|
|26||LIMPID||vote||IMPI (a group of Zulu warriors, fighting team) inside LD (lord) – definition is ‘clear’|
|27||HANGOVER||vote||niGht (mid-night) inside HANOVER (anglicesed spelling of Hannover) – definition is ‘the morning after’|
|1||PICKET||vote||PICT (ancient Briton) surrounding (defending) King Edward (first letter of)|
|2||LANDSCAPE||vote||LANDS (captures) CAPE (overgarment)|
|3||MARGE||vote||Double definition – Marge Simpson (wife of Homer Simpson) and margarine|
|4||TACITUS||vote||(CUT IT AS)* – ancient Roman historian|
|6||DAMBUSTER||vote||DUSTER (cloth) covers (clothes) A MB (medic) – definition is ‘heroic pilot’|
|7||TRACE||vote||CART (haul) reversed (over) Electronic|
|8||REMITTAL||vote||MITT (glove) inside REAL (authentic)|
|11||DROP||vote||Double definition – small drink and ‘to get rid of’|
|15||HARMONISE||vote||HARM (damage) and IS getting inside (disturbing) ONE|
|17||NINE LIVES||vote||LI (51, Roman numerals) inside NINEVEh (biblical city, almost finished) and Second – definition is ‘cat’s allocation’|
|18||BACHELOR||vote||BACH (composer) and ROLE reversed – definition is ‘independent male’|
|20||NEON||vote||found in oNE ONe|
|21||SULTANA||vote||tANTALUS* (losing head, top letter)|
|22||THIRST||vote||Tate (original = first letter of) Damian HIRST (artist)|
|24||DUMAS||vote||Double definition – Alexandre Dumas novelist(s) and Russian goverment bodies|
|25||BEGUM||vote||EG (for example, say) inside BUM (vagrant) – a generic title refering to an Asian noble woman|