Sunday, 31 August 2014

No 2806, Sunday 31 Aug 2014


ACROSS
1   A quiet Italian river location may be suitable (8) APPOSITE {A}{P}{PO}{SITE}
5   A wife, after lively dances, brings out puzzle (6) JIGSAW {JIGS}{A}{W}
9   A tiger, for example, better groomed by mother (3-5) MAN-EATER {MA}{N-EATER}
10 Armed guard in foreign sector (6) ESCORT*
12 Small drop to drink before opening of Anouilh play (5) DRAMA {DRAM}{Anouilh}
13 Arranger ran orgies in resort (9) ORGANISER*
14 Everything's ready - Sally nervously checks zip (3,7,2) ALL SYSTEMS GO {ALL SY}*{STEMS} {GO}
18 Fail utterly in warehouse to get articles placed round piano (2,4,3,3) GO DOWN THE PAN {GO DOWN} {THE} {P}{AN}
21 Hostile military command makes one uncomfortable (3,2,4) ILL AT EASE {ILL} {AT EASE}
23 Cold leaving chest tender (5) OFFER cOFFER
24 Attempt to secure one pound for a hat (6) TRILBY {TR{1}{LB}Y}
25 Amusement caused by it during Spring term at Oxford (8) HILARITY {HILAR{IT}Y}
26 Hand-rolled cigarette in jacket (6) REEFER [DD]
27 Ship carrying right flag (8) STREAMER {ST{R}EAMER}

DOWN
1   Navy member, a US lawyer (6) ARMADA {ARM}{A}{DA}
2   Friendly foreign correspondent? (3,3) PEN-PAL [CD]
3   Naval base was focal point, primarily in the wars (5,4) SCAPA FLOW {WAS+FOCAL +Point}* Found after googling and anno reverse engineered. 
4   Those people getting to a super new play (3,9) THE MOUSETRAP {THE M}{TO+A+SUPER}* Again found after googling with anno reverse engineered later
6   Playwright at home having caught disease (5) IBSEN {I{BSE}N}
7   Director crosses off last character in scene (8) SCORSESE {CROSSES*}{scenE}
8   Battle song (8) WATERLOO [DD]
11 Encourages Arnold, perhaps, to get something for breakfast? (4,8) EGGS BENEDICT {EGGS} {BENEDICT}
15 Expand on complex (9) ELABORATE [DD]
16 Shiny silver paper in the street? (8) AGLITTER {AG}{LITTER}
17 Ring found over in a river in Australian city (8) ADELAIDE {A}{DE{LAID<=}E}
19 Declare one's commitment to a small female company (6) AFFIRM {A}{F}{FIRM}
20 Earnest request made by pair over New Year (6) PRAYER {PR}{YEAR*}
22 Story about bishop and food (5) TABLE {TAB{L}E}

8 comments:

  1. Was stuck on the same clues that Col googled

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  2. Mousetrap was famous for running continuously for 24 years.

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    1. So first the answer came. Anno found out from here :)

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    2. There was similarly an Urdu one-man play that was continuously staged in Bombay : Adrak-ke -Panje , directed by Babban Khan, I think . I don't know whether it still is !
      Published on 15 Jul 2013
      Adrak Ke Panje is an Indian satirical play written by Babban Khan. The play ran from 1965 to 2001. Guinness Book of World Records in 1984 has mentioned it as the world's longest-running one man show. It is written in a mix of Urdu and Dakhni.(Hyderabadi)

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    3. There was similarly an Urdu one-man play that was continuously staged in Bombay : Adrak-ke -Panje , directed by Babban Khan, I think . I don't know whether it still is !
      Published on 15 Jul 2013
      Adrak Ke Panje is an Indian satirical play written by Babban Khan. The play ran from 1965 to 2001. Guinness Book of World Records in 1984 has mentioned it as the world's longest-running one man show. It is written in a mix of Urdu and Dakhni.(Hyderabadi)

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  3. Eggs Benedict looks real sinful to eat

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