Sunday, 3 August 2014

No 2802, Sunday 03 Aug 2014


ACROSS
1   A way into free flight (8) AVIATION {A}{VIA}{INTO*}
5   Air in a small French city (6) AMIENS {A}{MIEN}{S}
10 Carved ornament from southern UK pocketed by naughty teen (7) NETSUKE {NET{S}{UK}E*}
11 Light tail of gull, an aquatic bird (7) LANTERN {L}{AN}{TERN}
12 What's left on land surrounding good American resort? (4,5) LONG BEACH {L}{ON}G} {BEACH}
13 Poet sure to receive a first from Trinity (5) YEATS {YE{A}{T}S}
14 Free hand in chapter in new tabernacle (5,7) CARTE BLANCHE {CARTE BLAN{CH}E*}
18 Second long night I worked - doing this? (12) MOONLIGHTING {MO}{LONG+NIGHT+I}*
21 Caught having joint in prison (5) CLINK {C}{LINK}
22 Nonsense about trusted adviser being a bully (9) TORMENTOR {TOR<=}{MENTOR}
24 Tell about swim outside (7) BREATHE {B{RE}ATHE}
25 A soldier landed by end of runway demonstrating dexterity (7) AGILITY {A}{GI}{LIT}{Y}
26 Crude burrow close to spinney (6) EARTHY {EARTH}{Y}
27 Has ordered blooming sharkskin! (8) SHAGREEN {HAS*}{GREEN}

DOWN
1   Runs into an aged English poet (6) ARNOLD {A{R}N}{OLD}
2   Under canvas showing purpose? (6) INTENT {IN}{TENT}
3   Basic drawing fixes sailing vessel after hitch (9,6) THUMBNAIL SKETCH {THUMB}{NAIL S}{KETCH}
4   A diamond ring turned up in the end (5) OMEGA {O}{MEG}{A}<=
6   Dishonest financial behaviour in Ireland - young men involved (5,10) MONEY LAUNDERING*
7   Fine quality - for example, in eastern cavalry weapon (8) ELEGANCE {E}{L{EG}ANCE}
8   Ominous, nun going round home (8) SINISTER {S{IN}ISTER}
9   Group of characters in river near Xanadu needing help (8) ALPHABET {ALPH}{ABET}
15 Jointly, move up, secured by rope (8) TOGETHER {T{OG<=}ETHER}
16 Fit to drink mineral, or cordial (8) AMICABLE {A{MICA}BLE} Why the 'or'?
17 Boss around pit cutting live wire (8) DOMINEER {DO{MINE}ER}
19 Line street, ready (6) STRIPE {ST}{RIPE}
20 Original piece of cotton fabric taken from drawer (6) CRAYON {C}{RAYON}
23 Come to an open stretch of  (5) REACH [DD]

6 comments:

  1. Special at 10:30 by new setter Bruno

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  2. I think we should not be led to think of LIME in MINERAL. LIME CORDIAL?

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  3. In 16d, 'or' is a link between the wordplay and the def.
    It is one of several legitimate link words in crossword clues - such as in, and, of, for...
    As both mineral and cordial are drinks, the link sits well there.

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  4. Nice one today, got very few on first pass, but they slowly fell in place.

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    1. That's the general trend in these Everyman CWs

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