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Everyman No. 3472 (21st April)

Posted by The Trafites on April 28th, 2013

The Trafites.

Lorraine:  Good morning to you all,

I was working on Sunday so had to wait until Tuesday before I could do my much loved Everyman.

Fairly straight forward this week, favourites are too numerous to mention, but needless to say I enjoyed this immensely, even though I had withdrawal symptoms having to wait until Tuesday.

Big thank you to Everyman as always.

Across
1. Way to pay for course (8)
FOOTPATH FOOT[pay, i.e. foot the bill]+PATH
5. Sickness in China? Use antibiotics (6)
NAUSEA hidden: chiNA? USE Antibiotics
10. Leading elected group of people with a common goal (2,5)
IN FRONT IN[elected]+FRONT[people’s front of Judea etc.]
11. Check on a dazzling display in carriage (7)
CHARIOT CH+A+RIOT
12. Own about fifty in Split? (5)
HALVE HAVE around L
13. Who lacquers long hair, brushed back? Bank employee, heading off (9)
ENAMELLER (MANE<)+(t)ELLER
14. In a procession classes notice? (8,6)
MARCHING ORDERS MARCHING+ORDERS
18. Girl with apple shortly to make dessert (9,5)
CHARLOTTE RUSSE CHARLOTTE+RUSSE(t)[apple]
20. Powerful older woman seen in troika, briefly, during parade (9)
MATRIARCH TRIA(d)[troika, group of three] in MARCH
22. Funny turn after onset of dizziness (5)
DROLL ROLL after D(izziness)
24. A crime such as this may give one little time to think rationally (7)
TREASON T+REASON
25. Vase containing ornate icon showing fabulous creature (7)
UNICORN (ICON*) in URN
26. An ordinary seaman, sailor capsized in front of gondola (6)
RATING (TAR<)+IN+G(ondola)
27. Person supporting that woman through a depression (8)
ADHERENT HER in (A DENT)
Down
1. King entering fray causes a shock (6)
FRIGHT R in FIGHT
2. Waste year away from Irish county (5)
OFFAL OFFAL(y)
3. Show clan misinterpreted a form of Langue d’oc (9)
PROVENCAL PROVE[show]+(CLAN*)
4. For as long as it takes, he’d better not, if worried about it (2,3,6,3)
TO THE BITTER END (HE’D BETTER NOT*) around IT
6. Mindful of a conflict over Ecstasy (5)
AWARE pun on A WAR+E
7. Tranquil silence, in spite of that on Scottish loch (9)
STILLNESS STILL(in spite of that)+NESS[ref. Loch Ness, not the ‘headland’]
8. Star in East, twinkling, seen by chance (8)
ASTERISK (EAST*)+RISK
9. Sea dog’s steamer (5-9)
OCEAN-GREYHOUND OCEAN+GREYHOUND
15. Set of rooms beside Thames originally housing soldiers (9)
APARTMENT MEN in (APART[beside]+T(hames))
16. Circular and folder in wastepaper basket (5,4)
ROUND FILE ROUND+FILE
17. Sign of wound across one hand cut by this? (8)
SCIMITAR (I MIT[hand]) in SCAR; semi & lit.
19. Earth flat? Most original of theories (6)
PLANET PLANE+T(heories)
21. Children’s author almost upset dramatist (5)
IBSEN NESBI(t)< ref. E. Nesbit
23. Invigorating air in heart of blowy region (5)
OZONE (bl)O(wy)+ZONE
 

6 Responses to “Everyman No. 3472 (21st April)”

  1. michelle says:

    This was a very enjoyable puzzle by Everyman. My favourites were 12a, 3d, 4d, 7d, 8d, 17d.

    New word for me was ‘ocean-greyhound’.

    Thanks for the blog, Lorraine.

  2. Robi says:

    Enjoyable, smooth as ever.

    Thanks Lorraine; I think 8d is (EAST*) + RISK. I also didn’t know OCEAN GREYHOUND or OFFALY.

  3. Davy says:

    Thanks Lorraine,

    Another excellent puzzle from Everyman with two clues being particularly problematic.
    Just couldn’t see MARCHING ORDERS or ASTERISK, for quite a while. Both were very
    misleading especially ASTERISK where I was trying to make an anagram of star and east.
    Thanks Everyman.

  4. crosser says:

    Thanks, Lorraine. I was away at the w/e and have only now got round to reading your explanations. Could you (or someone) please explain the connection between “round file” and a wastepapar basket?

  5. The Trafites says:

    Hello Crosser,

    Round as are waste paper baskets, and file, put it away. File it in the bin.

    Lorraine.

  6. crosser says:

    Hum, thank you! Not perhaps the best clue in the puzzle!

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