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Everyman No. 3416 (25th March)

Posted by The Trafites on April 1st, 2012

The Trafites.

Lorraine:  Good morning to you all,

Unusually I did not do this weeks puzzle on Sunday but did it during the week. Lots of lovely clue’s this week, ‘bootless’ had me stuck for a while but lucky for me Nick was on hand.

Thank you to Everyman for another wonderful solve.

Across
1. Woolly coat to take to the cleaners (6)
FLEECE dd
4. Sack smaller, so of no use (8)
BOOTLESS BOOT+LESS
10. Therefore gets expert to study something from the baker (4,5)
SODA BREAD SO+DAB+READ
11. Banter after good goal (5)
GRAIL RAIL after G
12. Learning, new actress (5)
LOREN LORE+N
13/14. Not for long, one or two or three may with dog barking (4,5,4,8)
HERE TODAY GONE TOMORROW (ONE OR TWO OR THREE MAY+DOG)*
anagrind=’barking(mad)’
14. see 13 across
- -
18. Tree is hiding the Prince, elusive character (4-1-3-4)
WILL-O-THE-WISP (THE in (WILLOW+IS))+P
21. One of the Channel Islands – grow old on it in a retreat (9)
HERMITAGE HERM+(AGE after[on] IT)
23. Article absorbing female, very pale (5)
ASHEN SHE in AN
24. Some extra item or feature (5)
TRAIT hidden: exTRA ITem
25. Football team, grimly humorous before game (9)
BLACKPOOL BLACK[humour]+POOL
26. South American republic holding alternative view (8)
PANORAMA OR in PANAMA
27. Wily yachtsman’s beginning to get vessel ahead (6)
CRAFTY Y(achtsman) after CRAFT
Down
1. Girl upset breaking safety device in body of aircraft (8)
FUSELAGE (GALE<) in FUSE
2. Eternal City, ancient, in conclusion (8)
ENDURING UR(ancient city) in ENDING
3. Unexpectedly incriminate best high-ranking member? (7,8)
CABINET MINISTER (INCRIMINATE BEST)*
5. Discipline in class (5)
ORDER dd
6. Work it with ‘Telegraph’, somehow, to illustrate Charles Blondin, perhaps (9,6)
TIGHTROPE WALKER (WORK IT+TELEGRAPH)*
7. Animals buried in huge landslide (6)
ELANDS hidden: hugE LANDSlide
8. Boy in news, extremely lucky in resort (6)
SELWYN (NEWS+L(uck)Y)*
the anagrind ‘resort’ means to ‘re-adjust’
9. Be circumspect, at first, over hot meal cooked in a sauce (8)
BECHAMEL BE+C(ircumspect)+H+(MEAL*)
15. New Year host in this Scottish town (8)
ROTHESAY (YEAR HOST)*
16. Immediately cancel, over the phone (5,3)
RIGHT OFF homophone: WRITE-OFF=cancel
17. No set pieces here in passable theatrical work (4,4)
OPEN PLAY OPEN+PLAY
19. Stop talking in jail (4,2)
SHUT UP dd
20. Other ranks row about a decree (6)
ORDAIN OR(other ranks)+(DIN around A)
22. A line on tramp in book (5)
ALBUM A+L+BUM
 

4 Responses to “Everyman No. 3416 (25th March)”

  1. jackkt says:

    26ac: According to what source is Panama in South America?

  2. Bamberger says:

    4a Boot =sack didn’t come to mind -presumably it is as in “I got the boot”. Hadn’t come across bootless=of no use.
    Otherwise, didn’t have too many hold ups.

  3. Kathryn's Dad says:

    Thanks, Lorraine. I thought SODA BREAD was a nice clue, together with the anagram for CABINET MINISTER. But I think jackkt is right about Panama! Central America would be favourite, I fancy.

    Thanks to Everyman as always for a pleasing Sunday morning puzzle.

  4. WillemW says:

    Is it just me, or has the Everyman got harder the last few weeks?

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