Posted by Jed on February 3rd, 2012
Found this quite a knotty puzzle that really took some unravelling and a couple still not fully explained …. 9d,15d and 19d causing the most grief.
1 CURTAINS anagram of CAST RUIN
5 SCREAM second S CREAM best
10 UPTIGHT jumpy UPRIGHT piano with T instead of R
11 ADJOURN JOUR in anagram of AND
12 OVOLO moulding VOL book in OO middle of book
13 REIGNITED started again REIGN rule + anagram of DIET
14 TWILIGHT ZONE anagram of WITH GLITZ + ONE somebody
American TV series by Rod Serling 1959 – 64
18 ELECTRICIANS anagram of EAST IN CIRCLE
21 THIRTY-TWO anagram of T[alk] WITH TORY
23 URIAH from Dickens U[mble] HAIR frizz reversed
24 LEAFIER anagram of A RELIEF leafier suburb?
25 DUKEDOM title UK in anagram (out) of MODED
26 SHEILA HEIL Nazi greeting in SA societe anonyme French company
27 PRURIENT RU rugby union in anagram of PINTER
1 COUPON UP ON fully operating after CO firm first
2 RATION ship’s biscuit hidden hoRATIO Nelson
3 ANGKOR WAT a new government ANG withdrawn labour WORK reversed + AT
? but WORK is not reversed ?
4 NATURAL HISTORY anagram of ANY HOT RURALIST
6 CAJUN CA California state NUJ up press group national union of journalists
7 EQUATION anagram of QUESTION A minus S not satisfactory
8 MONODIES humorous play on words- a monody is a lament
9 EATING DISORDER anagram of SEAT DOING RIDER
15 TENDULKAR Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is an Indian cricketer, Imran Khan is from Pakistan ??
16 TEXTILES clothes TEXT message + anagram of LIES (people wearing seems superfluous)
17 CELIBATE anagram of EXCITABLE minus X kiss
19 KINDLE new electronic book IGNITE is in RED in clue 13
20 THE MET hidden clue THEME Tune
22 TRIAL 6 VI removed from TRIVIAL