Sunday, 5 June 2016

The Sunday Crossword (2896), Sunday 05 Jun 2016


ACROSS
1   I take a pew behind vicar and consider again (7) REVISIT {REV}{I}{SIT}
5   Irritable snake consumed by desire (7) WASPISH {W{ASP}ISH}
9   Lawyer thus left one with expression of surprise about appeal (9) SOLICITOR {SO}{L}{1}{C{IT}OR}
10 Disgust agent felt, deprived of tips (5) REPEL {REP}{fELt}
11 Taken in, all right, perplexed? Here's unorthodox route to solution (7,8) LATERAL THINKING*
12 Understanding English with my entertaining course (7) EMPATHY {E}{M{PATH}Y}
14 Quickly name city (7) PRESTON {PRESTO}{N}
15 Unopened flower sadly obscured, not constant (7) ROSEBUD OBScURED*
17 Stupid, we adapted with time running out and became aware (5,2) WISED UP {StUPID+WE}*
19 Liberal club in process of suggesting ideas (4,11) FREE ASSOCIATION {FREE} {ASSOCIATION}
21 Staff put up with criticism (5) STICK [MD]
22 Friend, mine, put away pound (9) PALPITATE {PAL}{PIT}{ATE}
23 Reduce bleach (7) LIGHTEN [DD]
24 Strike from trade union, acceptable act on reflection (7) WALKOUT {WAL}{KO}{UT}<=

DOWN
1   Sun in rising always showing purpose (7) RESOLVE {RE{SOL}VE<=}
2   Servant against working late (5) VALET {V}{LATE*}
3   Alien supporting pledge, empty source of comfort (8,7) SECURITY BLANKET {SECURITY} {BLANK}{ET}
4   To agree in all respects (7) TOTALLY {TO}{TALLY} &lit
5   Line up and send love (7) WORSHIP {WOR<=}{SHIP}
6   Dog's price doubles on board outside front of inn (8,7) SPRINGER SPANIEL {SP}{RINGER S}{PAN{Inn}EL}
7   Stamped proof of identity covering trip men arranged (9) IMPRINTED {I{TRIP+ME}*D}
8   Type of element in a journal kept by female (7) HALOGEN {H{A}{LOG}EN}
13 Annoying exercises with chain restricting energy (9) PESTERING {PE}{ST{E}RING}
15 No arbiter expected to lose heart (7) REFUSAL {REF}{USuAL}
16 Stand up, ordered to get cleaning utensil (7) DUSTPAN*
17 County town in Scotland, small (7) WICKLOW {WICK}{LOW}
18 Strong bet with inside information (7) PUNGENT {PUN{GEN}T}
20 Love possessed one turning up in a state (5) IDAHO {1}{DAH}{O}<=

GRID

6 comments:

  1. All flowed well.. must have done this one before in the Guardian perhaps .. Halogen was clevva wasntit? :) so also security blanket..and lateral thinking.. anyone know which setter's xword this was?

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  2. Since 1994 and until a few months ago Everyman was set by Alan Scott. Now it is set by another single composer whose name I have now forgotten and can trace only after some search. You will be surprised to know that Everyman crossword was long ago set by Ximenes - if you now solve one of them from archives you will be gob-smacked by the difference in cluing style.

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    1. Tried searching archives of everyman. It is only there from 2003 on the Guardian site. Where can one get the older archives?

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    2. I am talking of a very early period.
      I am afraid there may not be archives of any Everyman crossword of Ximenes online.
      Some books suchas the manual by the Don reproduce some samples.
      I have a paperback of Everyman crosswords by Ximenes.
      Can take a photo of a puzzle and send if needed on a person-to-person basis.

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