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Everyman No. 3468 (24th March)

Posted by The Trafites on March 30th, 2013

The Trafites.

Lorraine:  Good morning to you all.

Yet another fine puzzle from Everyman, Sundays just can’t come quick enough!  Quite a few anagrams this week, I love trying to work anagrams out.  No real favourites this week just an all round enjoyable puzzle.

Thank you Everyman, I would be lost without my Sunday fix.

Across
1. Circles rook with pieces following opponent’s opening (6)
ORBITS (R+BITS) after O(pponent’s)
4. Catch post in western extremity (5,3)
LANDS END LAND+SEND
9. 25 left by river (5)
LOUSE L+OUSE; 25ac=PARASITE
10. What may be taught at school about helium, head of mathematics is to test (9)
CHEMISTRY C+HE+M(athematics)+IS+TRY
11. Letter from Greece about a dance (7)
LAMBADA LAMBDA around A
12. Spanish wine imbibed by river results in easing of tension (7)
DETENTE TENT[Sp. red wine] in DEE
13. Pretty sweet carton (9-3)
CHOCOLATE-BOX CHOCOLATE+BOX
see chocolate-box in Collins
17. Dorset lighthouse seen in harbour – come ashore on account (8,4)
PORTLAND BILL PORT+LAND+BILL
20. Le Carré novel, more readable (7)
CLEARER (LE CARRE)*
21. Vessel’s gone out with everybody on board (7)
GALLEON (GONE*) around ALL
23. Cabins for the upwardly mobile? (5,4)
CABLE CARS cd
24. Quiet old character in trim (5)
PRUNE P+RUNE
25. Hanger-on ruined pair’s tea (8)
PARASITE (PAIR’S TEA)*
26. Want to change sides (6)
DEFECT dd
 
Down
1. Painting, superficially attractive, depicting ecological problem at sea (3,5)
OIL SLICK OIL+SLICK
2. Rodgers and Hart song, sad, second on (4,4)
BLUE MOON BLUE+MO[second]+ON
3. Greek character volunteers after article (5)
THETA TA after THE
5. Type of cattle under an age BSE affected? (8,5)
ABERDEEN ANGUS (UNDER AN AGE BSE)*
6. Unfortunately did for two found washed up on a beach? (9)
DRIFTWOOD (DID FOR TWO)*
7. Carry on with former nurse (6)
EXTEND EX+TEND
8. Poet in study, in need of a drink first (6)
DRYDEN DEN after DRY
10. Sort to leave acting role (9,4)
CHARACTER PART CHARACTER+PART
14. Sold us roe, processed, having no smell (9)
ODOURLESS (SOLD US ROE)*
15. Cushy job at home in stable (8)
SINECURE IN in SECURE
16. Ringing dope in factory (8)
PLANGENT GEN[info, dope] in PLANT
ref. DOPE=(informal) news or facts, esp confidential information
18. Step one is to climb across cold mass covering the top of Everest? (6)
ICECAP (PACE+I<) around C(old)
19. Don’t forget about leaving part (6)
MEMBER (re)MEMBER
22. Circles vowel in error (5)
LAPSE LAPS+E[vowel]
 

5 Responses to “Everyman No. 3468 (24th March)”

  1. michelle says:

    I also look forward to Everyman on Sundays, and I enjoyed this one last week.

    My favourites were CABLE CARS & MEMBER.

    New words for me were PORTLAND BILL & PLANGENT.

    Thanks Everyman and Lorraine

  2. crosser says:

    Thanks, Lorraine. Very enjoyable Sunday puzzle. It took me ages to get 26a, DEFECT, for some reason! I liked MEMBER, too.

  3. colin says:

    Thanks Lorraine and Everyman.

    Everyman always provides a pleasant way to start Sundays.

  4. Robi says:

    Yes, another enjoyable one from Everyman.

    Thanks Lorraine; a small typo in 9 – L + OUSE. I toyed with ‘space car’ at first for 23, but the crossers put me right.

    I particularly enjoyed CHEMISTRY, GALLEON, SINECURE and ICECAP.

  5. Barrie Graham says:

    Not bad but I didn’t like the repetition of “Land”.

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