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Everyman No. 3436 (12th August)

Posted by The Trafites on August 19th, 2012

The Trafites.

Lorraine:  Good morning all,

Nice easy stroll this week with nothing too taxing.
Favourites this week, 3dn 27ac.

Big thank you to Everyman.

Across
1. Food I fed to soldiers, a Chinese dish (4,4)
CHOW MEIN CHOW+(I in MEN)
5. Ancient city, she bet, is in ruins (6)
THEBES (SHE BET)*
9. Beast making social worker run away (8)
ANTELOPE ANT+ELOPE
10. Take to task, one way or the other (4,2)
PULL UP pun on the palindrome
12. Pay for another nurse (5)
TREAT dd
13. Following lift, he will complain vociferously (5,4)
RAISE HELL HE’LL after RAISE
14. Thought of French emancipation (12)
DELIBERATION DE+LIBERATION
18. At which prices are gradually lowered for lots in Amsterdam? (5,7)
DUTCH AUCTION sort of cd
21. Character cutting, a cheat (9)
CARDSHARP CARD+SHARP
23. Boredom shown by nun, I suspect, after end of service (5)
ENNUI (NUN, I*)+(servic)E
24. Endeavour to secure one pound for a hat (6)
TRILBY (I LB) in TRY
25. Whistle along, then be quiet (4,4)
PIPE DOWN PIPE+DOWN(along, as in ‘along/down the road’)
26. Followed, stubbornly determined (6)
DOGGED dd
27. Miniature hourglass, for example – good orders brought back (3,5)
EGG TIMER EG+G+(REMIT<)
Down
1. Talkative, spiteful about husband (6)
CHATTY CATTY around H
2. Unfashionable group’s origin (6)
OUTSET OUT+SET
3. Kids lose them, helmet and kit, carelessly (4,5)
MILK TEETH (HELMET+KIT)*
4. Especially popular individual (2,10)
IN PARTICULAR IN+PARTICULAR
6. Building hospital overlooking river in York (5)
HOUSE H+OUSE
7. Regular newsletter round home (8)
BULLETIN BULLET+IN
8. Shortly to provide worker to take another’s place (8)
SUPPLANT SUPPL(y)+ANT
11. Avoiding an issue that is dividing small Essex town (12)
SIDESTEPPING (ID EST[that is]) in (S EPPING)
15. One male in a shelter needed to make amends (9)
ATONEMENT (ONE M) in (A TENT)
16. Informed cadet, due abroad (8)
EDUCATED (CADET DUE)*
17. Southern sailor has fish for bird (8)
STARLING (S TAR)+LING
19. Popular figure playing well (2,4)
IN FORM IN+FORM
20. Conqueror William’s initial secret (6)
WINNER W+INNER
22. Transaction involving black fur (5)
SABLE B in SALE
 

7 Responses to “Everyman No. 3436 (12th August)”

  1. Robi says:

    Thanks Lorraine; as you said, nice easy stroll.

    In 27, shouldn’t ‘orders brought back’ suggest REMITs, rather than REMIT?

    I, too, liked MILK TEETH.

  2. Everyman says:

    27 remit = orders

  3. Doug Edwards says:

    20D. Why does “secret” give “inner” ?

  4. Nick says:

    Well, ‘secret’ can mean ‘hidden’ and ‘inner’ can mean ‘further-in’ which also could mean ‘hidden’.

    Think of groups of dodgy politicians – the ‘inner-circle’ of these decide things secretly.

    Nick

  5. Paul B says:

    Or think of one’s intimate circle and snigger childishly. Not that I have, you understand.

    Thanks Lorraine, and Everyman for an exceedlingly pleasant diversion this AM.

  6. Donna says:

    Thank you, Lorraine and Everyman! I, too, found this an enjoyable puzzle with nothing too difficult. Last to go in for me was 11 Down. I knew that I probably would not be familiar with the Essex town (we have an Essex County here in New Jersey, but I felt pretty certain the clue was not referring to our Essex!) so I waited until I had all the help from crossing letters, and then it was easy to get from the straight definition, plus I’ve learned the name of yet another English town! I’d never heard of a “Dutch auction” at 18 Across, but again figured out the answer from the crossing letters. I especially enjoyed clues 1 Across and 20 Down. Wishing you all a wonderful week and “see” you here next Sunday!

  7. Kathryn's Dad says:

    Another enjoyable Sunday morning outing with Everyman. There are some lovely surface readings here, particularly in the clues for STARLING and CHATTY.

    Thanks to Lorraine for the blog.

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