Sunday, 24 May 2015

No 2842, Sunday 24 May 2015



It's Bye Bye's today

ACROSS
1   Phrase used on leaving single northern girl, initially (2,4) SO LONG {SO LO}{N}{Girl}
5   Draw strangely fashionable Australian port (6) DARWIN {DRAW}*{IN}
11 A short record about love, then it's arrivederci (5) ADIOS {A}{DI{O}Sc}
12 Under control? No, ratings out of control (2,1,6) ON A STRING*
13 Saucy dance? (5) SALSA [DD]
14 Apiarist, perhaps bitter about English preserve (9) BEEKEEPER {BE{E}{KEEP}ER}
15 Wrote 'False Alarm', staggering novel (1,8,2,4) A FAREWELL TO ARMS*
18 Film of Surrey, one Loy made, unknown (3,4,4,4) FOR YOUR EYES ONLY {OF+SURREY+ONE+LOY}*{Y}
21 His topic, a strange nut (9) PISTACHIO*
22 A win once more (5) AGAIN {A}{GAIN}
24 Bar, place abroad stocking soft fruit (4,5) CRAB APPLE {CRAB A{P}PLE}*
25 Previous abbot's deputy (5) PRIOR [DD]
26 Watch cutter swing (6) SEESAW {SEE}{SAW}
27 Leader of expedition brought in beer to begin journey (3,3) SET OUT {S{Ex...n}T OUT}

DOWN
2   Newly-built Loire college (5) ORIEL*
3   Performing animal put inside one (2,5) ON STAGE {ON {STAG}E}
4   Groomed by eccentric carpenter in novella (7,2,5) GOODBYE MR CHIPS {GROOMED BY}* {CHIPS}
6   Traced odd circular letter revealing design style (3,4) ART DECO {ART DEC}*{O}
7   Wife more trendy, fashionable, a huntsman's assistant (7-2) WHIPPER-IN {W}{HIPPER}-{IN}
8   Reign nervously in an African country (5) NIGER*
9   Opera, Parsifal, staffer includes (8) FALSTAFF [T]
10 Every wall oven's shown differently in a series of books (8,6) WAVERLEY NOVELS*
16 Rose incredibly swiftly across the Earth's atmosphere and beyond (9) AEROSPACE {A{ROSE*}PACE} Is the definition correct?
17 For example, on air, I ignored a closing remark (8) SAYONARA {SAY}{ON}{AiR}{A}
19 Anthem can, carried by old girl (1,6) O CANADA {O} {CAN}{ADA}
20 Don't move prop, fixed (4,3) STAY PUT {STAY} {PUT}
21 Experts, after start of polka, showing steps (5) PACES {Polka}{ACES}
23 Cheerio to the French about to depart (5) ADIEU {A{DIE}U}

11 comments:

  1. Quite an enjoyable one today from Everyman!
    Looking forward to Ramki Spl. "Ciao!" :-)))

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  2. 16Dn : "Is the definition correct?"

    Seems OK Sir. : http://www.thefreedictionary.com/aerospace

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  3. Plenty of novels & films today!

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    1. Chips or Mr Chips is a nickname for carpenter.
      From the bits or shavings of wood strewn when he smooths or shapes wood with his tools.

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  5. For several years, the Everyman crossword published originally in The Observer (now in the Guardian stable) has been composed by a single setter.
    With this crossword he has hung up his boots, I think.
    From the next week's crossword the setter is different - his or her name is not known to me.
    For some weeks his or her work has appeared in the original paper and I think solvers have found it not so easy as in the past.
    The experience of Sunday solvers of THC remains to be seen.
    (Thanks for all 'get well' messages. I am slowly recovering and steadily progressing from the heart bypass surgery that I had late last month.)



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    1. Take care CV! Good to have you back. :)

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    2. Take care sir !
      Nice to see you back here :)

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  6. Welcome back C V Sir.

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