Sunday, 2 August 2009

No 2544, Sunday, 02 Aug 09

I am stumped by 27A. Had to Google some answers
ACROSS
1 - Insect found in place close to coast (6) - {LOCUS}{T}
4 - Lump getting bigger (8) - SWELLING [DD]
9 - A short time after state capital makes pact (9) - {CONCORD}{A}{T}
11 - Lie about British chart (5) - TA{B}LE
12 - Finished first in Turnberry open (5) - OVER{T}
13 - Held short bust in doorway (9) - THRESHOLD*
14 - Lies in patches around part of the Vatican (7,6) - SISTINE CHAPEL*
18 - Suitable offer I support abroad (3,3,7) - FIT FOR PURPOSE*
20 - A new piece of advice about hors d’oeuvre (9) - {A}{N}{TIP}{ASTO}
22 - Musician played initially in support (5) - {P}{I}{PER}
24 - Miss Grey, from the north, kept in a long time (5) - AG{N}ES
25 - Relative’s partner in game (4,5) - {AUNT S}{ALLY}
26 - Last, in spite of everything (5,3) - AFTER ALL [DD]
27 - Game, jaunty chap (6) - ?U?E?T
DOWN
1 - Ball game in LA, trial reportedly (8) - {LA}{CROSSE}(~cross)
2 - Once a flying boat (5) - CANOE*
3 - Brief record of the suitable candidates (5,4) - {SHORT} {LIST}
5 - Film moderates outside joint (9,4) - {WATERS{HIP} DOWN} Got this one through a wild guess and some google search
6 - American after fortune for car (5) - {LOT}{US}
7 - Run out in awfully big limo causes a jam (9) - IMB{RO}GLIO*
8 - Voracious animal up in heart of Argyll (6) - (-ar)G{REED}Y(-ll)
10 - Loathed bolshy lunatic in school (9,4) - DOTHEBOYS HALL* Needed to google search to get this one
15 - Rash yet fasten a protective device (6,3) - SAFETY NET*
16 - Father, in capital, wants us raised together (4,5) - {PARI {PA}S}{SU<-} )
17 - Play in gym involved gentry (4,4) - {PE}{ER GYNT*} Google searched this one as well
19 - Criticise American standing on a hat (6) - {PAN}{AM}{A}
21 - Difficult question for model (5) - POSER [DD]
23 - Vitality plus extraordinary energy (5) - {PULS*}{E}

3 comments:

  1. Game, jaunty chap (6) RUPERT
    Ref. to Rupert's drop.
    (CHEAT)!

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  2. I don't see why there should be any reference to Rupert's drop (whatever that means).
    My simple interpretation is
    Game - RU (Rugby Union)
    jaunty - PERT
    RUPERT - chap (male name)

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