Posted by Pierre on December 21st, 2011
Called off the bench again late in the day. In the interests of getting something out quickish, I’ll be brief.
I need help on a couple, please.
Nicely topical: it’s a shortening of PLEAse SANTa.
6 Capital city’s hotel quarter
A charade of PARIS and H for ‘hotel’ in the NATO alphabet.
9 Englishman agreed about a name for Portsmouth
A charade of POM for ‘Englishman’ and PEY for a reversal of YEP.
An insertion of (PRISON)* in CE for the ‘outskirts’ of CambridgE.
A homophone (ish) of MORE FOUL.
The middle letters of ‘Neapolitan’ and DEN.
He’s the director, but I can’t parse this, I’m afraid.
INATE in TERMS for ‘school days’, but not sure how we get the INATE bit.
CONS plus ON(ANC)E. ANC for African National Congress.
Hidden reversed in housemaster.
An insertion of IS in VAS for ‘vas deferens’, the tube in your testicles (assuming you have some, of course).
A charade of B and Doris LESSING.
Presumably a homophone of a character in Bleak House, but I haven’t got time to look it up.
A charade of S and TITCH.
A reversal of M, OTTO and B
VAN and an insertion of SHE in ID.
An insertion of ON for ‘appearing’ in (A ROLE)*
An insertion of SP in A RAGUS, a reversal of Suralan.
4 ANY PORT IN A STORM
(TORY MANTRA P[R]ISON)*
A pun cum dd, from ‘tickling’ trout to catch them.
6 PANTOMIME SEASON
A charade of PAN, the god, and (EMOTIONS SAME)*
A reversal of DIP A R.
A charade of ST for ‘street’ and RANGE.
An insertion of SAS in AS SINS. And the two donkeys left firmly in the paddock.
A charade of OR for ‘other ranks’, VIE and TO.
An insertion of A B and OK in NOV for ‘November’.
A charade of MAN plus an insertion of L in ACE, and & littish.
Hidden in MosSAD ATtack.
Thanks to Dac for the usual smooth Wednesday offering.