Posted by flashling on May 29th, 2012
Well my first ever blog at the Guardian, and I get Crucible who I know rather better as Radian. Used to a theme, but let’s see if I get the picture…
Well 9d is the main break into this, but you need 8 to solve 9 for which you need 8, hmm. There are several linked clues just to make things easy, ok perhaps not.
9d turns out be The Old Masters – a mixture of teachers, golfers and artists, I’m not qualified to say if the artists are considered Old Masters, I’ll leave that to you folk.
A couple of 2 out of 5 checked lights which I know upset some folks, and Ulster is not the same as NI but since Crucible lives in NI I guess he should know best on this. At least there doesn’t appear to be any dodgy homophones so Eileen who I thank for covering for me last week whilst I was in Glasgow with no way to blog can come out from under the blanket, normality will be returned next week with Uncle Yap.
OK this was a midnight oil job on the On – Line version – 6d has now been fixed… see Hugh’s comment on the Guardian blog, definition was plural but answer singular.
A fine crossword for a first here thanks Crucible.
|1||PEDANTS||AND* in PETS (9 as Teachers)|
|5||EDUCATE||15 is a 9 (teacher) so DUCAT in 2 * E(uro)|
|10||VEDA||The editor in V&A|
|11||ASH BLONDES||No E in [OLD HAS BE(e)NS]*|
|12||TITIAN||I in TITAN (9 Artist)|
|13||OVERTURN||O + VERT + URN|
|14||HIT PARADE||HI + PA in TRADE|
|17||FALDO||(9 as Golfer) FA + OLD*|
|19||CANALETTO||( 9 as artist) [A TALENT]* in CO|
|23||SERGEANT||SERGE + ANT (See 7’s Boss)|
|24||GIBBON||Rise and fall etc – OBB rev in GIN|
|26||MISGOVERNS||Did wonder why teacher was not clued as a 9, gender perhaps? [(Michael) GOVE + RaNt ] in MISS|
|27||SINK||IN in S(outh) K(orea)|
|28||BRUEGEL||(9 as Artist) B(loody) + EG in RULE* Can’t find B = Bloody in Chambers but sure someone can find something.|
|29||RAPHAEL||9 as Artist RA + [A HELP]*|
|2||EMERITI||(t)EMERIT(y) + I|
|3||AMATI||Hidden in melodrAMATIically|
|4||TRAINER||RE + NI + ART all rev|
|6||DOLMEN||OLD* + MEN|
|7||CONSTABLE||9 as Artist, CONS + TABLE|
|8||THE ARTS||HEAR in 2* T(imes) + S(quare) and largely the theme|
|9||THE OLD MASTERS||Key to the puzzle, Anagram of 8 (THE ARTS) and MODELS|
|15||PEDAGOGUE||9 as Teacher PE + AGOG in DUE|
|18||ATELIER||EL in A TIER (one who ties)|
|20||AUGUSTA||U in A G(olf) + TA (reserves) nice wrap around surface.|
|21||TROUNCE||T(he) R(evolution) + OUNCE|
|22||LARVAE||L(ine) + V(irgin) in AREA*|
|25||BOSCH||9 as Artist OB rev + SCH(ool)|