Posted by Simon Harris on April 15th, 2012
The third Sunday Raich I’ve drawn on the trot, I think, so it seems the 152 calendar is somewhat in sync with that of the IoS. No complaints at all from me, as I always enjoy the puzzles set by our friend and colleague. There’s a reference to Easter at 2dn, but I couldn’t see any further seasonal material.
I’m a bit wobbly on a couple here, particularly 1ac.
*=anag, =dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone, cd=cryptic definition, dd=double definition.
|1||CASH DISPENSER – unfortunately I’m not quite sure about this one, perhaps a cd?
Where all the money is originally?.
|8||FLAG – dd. A “jack” being a type of flag, and of course “droop”.|
|9||CHARTREUSE – (HATE RECURS)*. Something I vaguely remember from my student days. This was a sickly green concoction that needed very little encouragement to burst into flames.|
|10||WIDE-EYED – W[e]I[r]D[i]E[s] + hom. of “I’d”.|
|11||EARWIG – (A WIRE + [gettin]G)*.|
|12||STALE – S[ob] + TALE.|
|14||PROFOUND – PRO + FOUND.|
|16||SCHEMING – S + E + MING.|
|19||SWEET – from TWEET, with the leading T supplanted by S.|
|21||UMPIRE – cd.|
|23||RESONANT – I think this is NOSE< in RANT.|
|25||CREDIT CARD – DIRECT* + CARD, in that a Queen may be a playing card.|
|26||GRUB – GR + U + B.|
|27||CREME DE MENTHE – (MED in CREE) + MEN + THE.|
|1||CELSIUS – ([useles]S + CLUE IS)*.|
|2||SEGREGATE – (EASTER EGG)*.|
|3||DICEY – CE in DIY.|
|4||STAND-UP – S + TA + N + D.U.P.|
|5||ENTRE NOUS – EN + T + RENO + U.S.|
|6||SNEER – N in SEER.|
|7||RUSSIAN – a loose hom. of “rushin’”.|
|13||EPICENTRE – (PERT NIECE)* and a rather nice cryptic definition in “quaking heart”.|
|15||OVERNIGHT – OVER + NIGHT*.|
|17||CAMBRIC – CAMBRI[dge] + C.|
|18||GARBAGE – in GARAGE.|
|20||TONSURE – NOT< + SURE.|
|22||INDIE – from INDIA, with E[ager] in place of A.|
|24||SEDGE – [sun-kis]SED GE[orgia].|