Posted by flashling on December 27th, 2011
My last one for the year and it’s a Nimrod, oh dear not again, several days of feasting – well drinking, eating and lounging in front
of the tele, let’s be honest here is not the best fare to prepare for this.
Just the ticket. Nimrod/JH seems to have come to the conclusion we need training, need signals and other points, a great platform to
build on. But he’s giving lines for punishment, I ground to a halt in places, hit the buffers, needed many level crossings out and came off the rails today. Thomas the Tank Engine seems to be the driver for this.
I expected Ninas round the edges or unches but can’t see anything. Having met Eimi I wouldn’t call him or Nimrod the fat controller! I found this bl**dy hard.
|8||Awdry||As in the Reverend, no OR in WorD in A RY. Great semi &lit clue.|
|9||Run for it||IT replaced by RUN in BitCH to give brunch and scat!! Cheers Nimrod
this was not at all obvious. I hate trying to solve these get the answer and
reapply it to the clues. Is this fair for a weekday puzzle?
|10||Burgeoning||In BING (Crosby), urge on|
|11||Nude||Hidden reversed in thE DUNderhead|
|12/20||Choo choo||HOOCH in COO|
|13||Dripstones||I thought these were the lintels you could shelter under, still. [I
(current) + SPORT ENDS]*
|15||In the engine room||[THREE NINE GO IN]* + OM. This is the sort of clue that makes you
want to find and kill setters.
|18||Assessment||SS + MEN in ASSET|
|21||Whoa||Dr Who + A|
|23/24||Jones the steam||Ivor the engine’s driver, not part of the (t)Awdry stuff but closely
aligned. Cryptic theme definition. All complaints to setter please!
|1||Capuchin||No N in (mr) PU(n)CH all in CAIN|
|2||Adagio||AD + 1 in AGO|
|3||My goodness||SEND + O in SO + GYM all reversed. Not at all obvious this one for me.|
|4||Training centres||Very CD see other answers|
|5||Snog||GO + Bridge partners NS all reversed.|
|6||Downpour||OW + NP in DOUR|
|7/19||Middle school||[model child so]*|
|14||Song thrush||[hung shorts]*|
|16||Hee-Hawed||EH !! rev plus [Head we]*|
|17||Opossums||OP + OS + SUMS|
|20||Corset||Gosh=wow=blimey=my goodness=strewth. So we have a set of CORs……|
|22||With||WIT + H|