Sunday, 31 May 2015

No 2843, Sunday 31 May 2015

New setter of Everyman has raised the bar over the past few weeks.

1   Permit cry of pain in rage? No time (7) EMPOWER {tEMP{OW}ER}
5   Base linked to era producing amount of film (7) FOOTAGE {FOOT}{AGE}
9   Delivery from popular vocalist carrying weight (9) INSWINGER {IN}{S{W}INGER}
10 Get over being annoyed (5) CROSS [DD]
11 Opening achieved by one in working for diamonds (7) ORIFICE {OR{1}F*}{ICE}
12 Reach junction going west in Welsh town (7) MAESTEG {MAES}{TEG}<= With Google help
13 Not allowed to be hostile for example with hint, dropping name (12) ILLEGITIMATE {ILL}{EG}{InTIMATE}
17 Caught by evil demon, state criticism (12) CONDEMNATION {C}{DEMON*}{NATION}
20 Rowing boat stuck behind loud river transport (7) FREIGHT {F}{R}{EIGHT}
22 Followers showing energy come together and run around (7) RETINUE {E}{UNITE}{R}<=
23 Correct people engaged by editor (5) EMEND {E{MEN}D}
24 Silent pal bothered one involved in radio quiz? (9) PANELLIST*
25 Swindled, receiving instrument reduced in strength (7) DILUTED {DI{LUTE}D}
26 Serious about following novelist endlessly (7) AUSTERE {AUSTEn}{RE}

1   Broadcast is copied in serial form (8) EPISODIC*
2   Sweet old man not moving east (8) PASTILLE {PA}{STILL}{E}
3   One can, entertained by joker, miss point in play (7,3,5) WAITING FOR GODOT {WA{1}{TIN}G} {FOR GO}{DOT} Thanks to Google again
4   Lamented bird appearing on front of tabloid in colour (9) REGRETTED {R{EGRET}{Ta...d}ED}
5   Place for discussion in university in fashion (5) FORUM {FOR{U}M}
6   Conducted groups high above small seats for audience (9,6) ORCHESTRA STALLS {ORCHESTRA S}{TALL}{S}
7   Takes on commercial work, climbing street (6) ADOPTS {AD}{OP}{TS<=}
8   Officer among aliens ignored (6) ENSIGN [T]
14 Notes Roman made all over the place (9) MEMORANDA*
15 Important person is being excited, accepting Oscar (3,5) BIG NOISE {BIG N{O}ISE*}
16 Upset head of state trapped by upper-class weed (8) UNSETTLE {U}{N{State}ETTLE}
18 Bad result hurt (6) OFFEND {OFF}{END}
19 Delight about answer let out (6) REVEAL {REVE{A}L}
21 I had to support favourite, taken up without enthusiasm (5) TEPID {TEP}<={I'D}


PS: As per reports elsewhere, the old setter of Everyman, Alan Scott has retired and the new setter is Colin Gumbrel.


  1. Nice puzzle. Got stuck in SW corner though. Missed out on 20&25Ac and 18&19Dn.

    Looking forward to Bruno spl. :)

  2. Change of setter is obvious. Bar is so high, I need more than a pole to attempt clearing it! Happy I got it from Col. Even a few anagrams were difficult to spot/ unravel. Hopefully we will get to understand him better over time.