Friday, 7 August 2009

No 9605, Friday, 07 Aug 09, M.Manna

ACROSS
1 - Secured from Daniel (6) - NAILED*
4 - They will keep on watch in the ship (8) - S{TICKER}S
10 - Is a likely faller, they add (7) - TOTTERS [DD]
11 - Original way to amend an error on a cheque (7) - INITIAL [DD]
12 - Fairy tale giant (4) - OGRE [E]
13 - He’ll get the sack at Christmas (5,5) - SANTA CLAUS [E]
16 - A soft ringing of bells has charm (6) - {A}{P}{PEAL}
17 - Mistress who removed the locks? (7) - DELILAH [E]-
20 - He is one who commits treason (7) - TRAITOR [E]
21 - Zigzag for canoe or ski (6) - SLALOM [E]
24 - Dramatic scenes put on by myopics (10) - SPECTACLES [DD]
25 - Four take gold for him (4) - {IV}{OR}
27 - Spare Diana, broken down without hope (7) - {D}ESPA{I}R*
29 - Musical sounding like body chemistry (7) - ORGANIC [DD]
30 - Is this key found in the cupboard? (8) - SKELETON [CD]
31 - Screen put out to burn incense in ceremonial container (6) - CENSER*
DOWN
1 - A grand race (8) - NATIONAL [E]
2 - See printers break up and scatter (11) - INTERSPERSE*
3 - The vessel we are boarding: the Queen Elizabeth (4) - E{WE}R
5 - Improper to let this composite plants used as national symbol of Scotland (8) - {THISTLE}S
6 - Ideal wear when it’s cold in an Eastern country (10) - CHIN{CHILL}A
7 - Lie foolishly for the priest (3) - ELI*
8 - Water being thrown unevenly, so pass side of Henry (6) - SP{L}AS*{H}
9 - He is internationally known for an award (5) - OSCAR [DD]
14 - Anyway attended the whole athletics meeting (2,3,6) - AT ALL EVENTS [DD]
15 - The scholar with sense standing in front of class is a trier (10) - {MA}{GIST}{RATE}
18 - Croon about with stranger a composition for solo instrument (8) - CONC{E}R{T}O* Second C from ?
19 - He seeks to corrupt jurors to deliver favourable verdict (8) - EMBRACER [E]
22 - Whispers “Like the date?” (6) - ASIDES [E]
23 - Company of the French used to lure one into a trap (5) - {DE}{COY}
26 - Go to the French to cast amorous glances (4) - {OG<-}{LE}
28 - Use her to go around (3) - SUE*

5 comments:

  1. Yesterday's 'In which flatfish are found? (4,6)' turned out to be 'HOME WATERS'. I wonder why Mr Manna included Flatfish in the clue?

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  2. Maybe because a home can be in the form of a flat (apartment)too? Just joking.

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  3. I personally didn't like the clue. But, flat -> home making sense to me now. It is as Colonel says, Manna in his elements :-)

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  4. Flat gives home, and "in which fish are around" gives water.
    Just joking.
    I find Manna's CWs, charmelss.

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