Posted by PeeDee on October 10th, 2012
A colourful crossword from Cinephile today.
From what I can see Cinephile is missing only SABLE to complete the set of heraldic metals and colours (as defined by Wikipedia). Thank you Cinephile.
I can’t explain 4 down, any help appreciated.
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|9||ONE ACROSS||OCEAN* with the ROSS sea in Antarctica|
|10||AZURE||sounds like “has your” spoken commonly (lacking enunciation)|
|11||PURPURE||PURe (clean, nearly) and PURE (clean)|
|12||UNBOSOM||(MOB ON US)*|
|13, 18, 23||RUE THE DAY||(A DUTY HERE)*|
|14||IN RECESSION||IN RE (on the question of) CESSION (surrender)|
|17||AVERT||A VERT (heraldic colour)|
|19||GULES||GLUES (adhesives) with two letters transposed (slightly adjusted)|
|21||FRAUDULENCE||FRAU (woman, european) DUNCE (a fool) going about LE (the, european)|
|25||UPTIGHT||UP (elevated) TIGHT (drunk)|
|28||NORMA||opera by Bellini and Norma Major wife of former UK prime minister|
|29||ARGENTINA||ARGENT (heraldic metal) IN A|
|1||TORPOR||T (tee, name of letter) and P (pee, name of letter) with OR (heraldic colour) on each|
|2||REPRIEVE||PRIE (pray, French) in REVE (dream, French)|
|3||ACQUAINTED||QUAINT (funny, old fashioned) at heart of ACED (defeated by serve at tennis)|
|5||ESCUTCHEON||CUT (don’t talk to) CHE (Guevara, revolutionary) in NOSE reversed|
|6||GARB||BRAG (boast) reversed|
|7||MUESLI||anagram of U (last letter of you) and SMILE|
|8||TERMINUS||TERM (school time) IN US (America)|
|15||RATTLETRAP||Simon RATTLE has PART (role) reversed (up)|
|16||SIGNET RING||(TIGGER’S INN)*|
|17||AFFLUENT||FLUE (an opening) N (the north) with A FT around it (in circumference)|
|20||LADYSHIP||giving (assigning) LADY (traditional gender) to SHIP (vessel)|
|22||ATTIRE||A TT ( a teetotaller) with (leading to) IRE (anger)|
|24||YEOMAN||YE (solvers) OMAN (sultantate) – the Yeoman of the Guard, ceremonially the Monarch’s bodyguard, is the oldest division of the British Armed Services|
|26, 27 across||GRAN TURISMO||GRANT (permit) URI’S (belonging to Hebrew boy) MO (moment, short time)|
|27||TOGO||TO GO (leave)|