Sunday, 10 May 2015

No 2840, Sunday 10 May 2015


ACROSS
1   Comprehensive collection of books in vehicle (7) OMNIBUS [DD]
5   Humbles me after interrupting church dignitaries (7) DEMEANS {DE{ME}ANS}
9   Row about good, formidable opponent (5) TIGER {TI{G}ER}
10 Three articles, mother's objects of loathing (9) ANATHEMAS {AN}{A}{THE}{MA'S}
11 Astounding rhyme adapted for part of Lent (9,6) MOTHERING SUNDAY*
12 Continuously on strike, everywhere (10) THROUGHOUT {THROUGH}{OUT}
14 Appeal of Steeple Ashton (4) PLEA [T]
17 Ma's toy? (2-2) YO-YO [C&DD]
18 Agricultural worker's garment made by 13? (5-5) SMOCK-FROCK Smock rhymes with Frock
20 A huge amount free, in society as a whole? (3,5,2,5) THE WORLD AT LARGE {THE WORLD} {AT LARGE}
22 Car worker admits to making robot (9) AUTOMATON {AUTO}{MA{TO}N}
23 I turn to follow a male friend (5) AMIGO {A}{M}{I}{GO}
24 Recent plays by key dramatist (7) TERENCE {RECENT}*{E}
25 Sweet, having hair swept back (7) DESSERT <=

DOWN
1   Eye-care: book test after work (9) OPTOMETRY {OP}{TOME}{TRY}
2   Man on board heard in the dark (5) NIGHT (~knight)
3   Pointed remark, suggestion involving English roast (8) BARBECUE {BARB}{E}{CUE}
4   Dish on plate - items she used (7,8) SPANISH OMELETTE*  That looks yummy
5   Western film jaundiced - hang on, that's wrong (6,9) DJANGO UNCHAINED*
6   Elephant keeper, married, with a husband no longer in the game (6) MAHOUT {M}{A}{H}{OUT}
7   Nocturnal creature in a stream grabbing Daffy Duck? (9) ARMADILLO {A}{R{MAD}ILL}{O}
8   Impertinent answer covering Saints (5) SASSY {SA{SS}Y}
13 Would-be poet met, merry with sherry (9) RHYMESTER* 
15 Footwear item in joint, very British, held up (5-4) ANKLE-BOOT {ANKLE}-{B}{OOT<=}
16 Gets rid of bad lots (8) OFFLOADS {OFF}{LOADS}
19 Vulgar general (6) COMMON [DD]
20 Quality paintings put up, Italian (5) TRAIT {TRA<=}{IT}
21 Breed fish, reportedly (5) RAISE (~rays)

3 comments:

  1. Nice one from Everyman. This puzzle appeared recently in The Observer dated 15 Mar 2015, CW No. being 3571. That time my score was 80%. This time 100%. :)

    Looking forward to Saral's special.

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  2. 10A. We recently had a clue by Sunnet (on 8 May):
    Curse all articles written by mother (8)

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