Posted by Pierre on August 13th, 2012
It looks like the blogger for Sunday’s Indy puzzle hasn’t been able to post, so here’s a no bells and whistles blog of a pleasing puzzle from Raich.
cd cryptic definition
dd double definition
anagrind = anagram indicator
[x] letter(s) missing
1 Shoe seaman’s wearing very tight originally
An insertion of AB for ‘sailor’ in SO and T.
4 Stick around a quiet street as bathroom item needed
An insertion of A SH and ST in WAND for ‘stick’.
9 One acknowledging being more irritable when condition introduced
A further insertion of IF for ‘condition’ in TESTIER.
10 Frame lease flexibly
11 Transfer fighter’s aide
A dd. The two pronunciations are different, of course.
12 Remiss, the German priest is taken to court
A charade of DER, ELI and CT, for the sense of ‘dereliction of duty’.
14 Home, by side of strait, extremely leery in disrespectful way
A charade of IN, SOLENT, and L[eer]Y.
16 On radio man’s become tiresome
Homophone of ‘Paul’.
19 Rest here in Tudor mansion
Hidden in tuDOR Mansion.
20 Obstruction stops new version of Western bulletin
An insertion of LET in (WESTERN)*
22 Contrary talk
23 Think logically about an issue
A charade of RE and A SON.
26 Appropriate to keep a Romeo at a distance?
An insertion of A and R for ‘Romeo’ in APT.
27 He defends American game – soldiers start to tease
A charade of A, POLO, GIS and T.
28 Decision to return to quiet place for exercise beside garden, having time
A charade of P for ‘quiet’, REC for ‘place for exercise’, EDEN and T.
29 Untrue iron’s accepted as well? Not quite
An insertion of ALS[O] in FE.
1 “It’s safe” I’d represented, having no doubt
(ITS SAFE ID)*
2 Graduate exactly reproduced computer language
A charade of BA and SIC.
3 Complex situation snares Rhode Island figure
An insertion of RI in TANGLE.
4 Politician, up-to-date, supporting Welsh
HIP underneath W for ‘Welsh’.
5 Crude air slurs me – in 1920s style?
(AIR SLURS ME)*
6 Pressman enthralled by latest uprising in country?
An insertion of ED in a reversal of NEWS.
7 He attacks when assumed name is brought up with resentment at heart
A charade of AS for ‘when’, a reversal of ALIAS, and the central letters of reseNTment.
8 Vessels supplied by Dutch, excellent lenders for trade, first of all?
Initial letters of Dutch Excellent Lenders For Trade.
13 Speak with restraint about student era in new Assembly?
15 Asking her about theft from store?
17 Look right! German almost caught something to make The Ring clearer?
A charade of LO, R, G and NETTE[D] for the opera glasses.
18 It’s fabulous in centre of Irwell river, travelling north
A charade of WE for the centre of irWEll and a reversal of FLOWER for ‘river’.
21 Pay bill for seat
22 Winner’s got bite
This was a fine puzzle in the usual Sunday Indy style, which I haven’t really done justice to, but thanks to Raich anyway.