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Everyman No. 3452 (2nd December)

Posted by The Trafites on December 9th, 2012

The Trafites.

Lorraine:  Good morning happy solvers,

Nothing to difficult this week, seemed pretty straight forward to me.
I absolutely loved 18ac, what an excellent clue. 4dn was also very good.

I enjoyed solving this weeks puzzle – it is nice to sit down and complete a
crossword without to much effort.

Big thank you to Everyman as always.

Across
1. Make a further judgement about foolish female? (8)
REASSESS RE+ASSESS
punning – (if) a male fool=ASS, then a female fool is an ASS’ESS
5. You’re reportedly an American with a heavenly body (6)
URANUS homophone: (YOU ARE=UR)+AN+US
9. City in Brazil surrounded by delightful lake (8)
SUPERIOR SUPER around RIO
10. Peninsula in part of Russia (not South) (6)
IBERIA (s)IBERIA
12. A profit, not for the first time (5)
AGAIN A+GAIN
13. Swivels round and dog runs away (5,4)
TURNS TAIL TURNS+TAIL(follow, dog)
14. I must leave info on dead consumed by ordnance fired, expendable men (6,6)
CANNON FODDER ((i)NFO+D)) in (ORDNANCE*)
18. In which every second one is a starter (12)
TARAMASALATA strange clue, not sure how to classify this, but every second letter is an ‘A’
21. Professor’s soft seat? (4,5)
EASY CHAIR cryptic def. EASY+SEAT
23. Delicate, fellow at bar (5)
FRAIL F+RAIL
24. Reckless plan involving aide-de-camp (6)
MADCAP ADC in MAP
25. Legislators upset stores across North America (8)
SENATORS (STORES*) around NA
26. Beam spanning river, it may be an uncommon object (6)
RARITY RAY around (R+IT)
27. Model players playing similar roles (8)
TYPECAST TYPE+CAST
Down
1. Rogue in Dartmoor, a ‘scally’ (6)
RASCAL hidden: dartmooR, A ‘SCALly’
2. Charm may be a quiet ringing of bells (6)
APPEAL A+P+PEAL
3. Show violence towards robust member (6-3)
STRONG-ARM STRONG+ARM
4. Annie Oakley, for example, a fireball (8,4)
SHOOTING STAR cdd
6. A puzzle for Rankin’s inspector (5)
REBUS Ref: Ian Rankins ‘Inspector REBUS’ series of novels
7. Name US conductor appearing in French region (8)
NORMANDY N+ORMANDY
see this link – ORMANDY
8. Second shaded avenue cook shows young children (5,3)
SMALL FRY S+MALL+FRY
11. In England, carry out a type of theft (5,7)
GRAND LARCENY (ENGLAND CARRY)*
15. Motivated by girlfriend, no longer current? (3,2,4)
OUT OF DATE punning: infers the girlfriend got you to do something ‘OUT OF (a) DATE’
16. Flag master unfurled round about (8)
STREAMER (MASTER*) around RE
17. Campaigner more offensive about Salvation Army (8)
CRUSADER CRUDER around SA
19. Greek island area producing a savoury pastry (6)
SAMOSA SAMOS+A
20. Private room near top of tower (6)
CLOSET CLOSE+T(ower)
22. Skill with boats (5)
CRAFT dd
 

3 Responses to “Everyman No. 3452 (2nd December)”

  1. crosser says:

    Thanks, Lorraine. I agree about 18a – I laughed out loud when I got it! But I came on here this morning to see if I’d missed something in 21a which seemed a very weak clue, but I hadn’t!

  2. Bamberger says:

    Just could not get
    7d -didn’t help that ormandy was unknown.
    16d Never thought of a flag as being a streamer
    19d I was looking for pork pie, sausage roll -never thought of the indian snack.
    21a Got the second word but not the first.
    24a Map=plan just didn’t come to mind
    27a

    Some days they might have dropped -last Sunday they didn’t.

  3. Robi says:

    Good puzzle, as ever.

    Thanks Lorraine; I, too, loved TARAMASALATA – what an excellent clue!

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