Issue 101: Crossword – Down to the Pub

20 April 2017

Crossword by Boffles

Down to the Pub

 

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20 April 2017

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Down to the Pub

Across

    1  Where a load of nonsense is talked? (4)

    2  Common queen whose consort occurs as well (8)

    8  Historic one which has given its name to a north London area (5)

  10  Accompanies 21dn (5)

 11 & 6dn        Royal insignia (5)

  12  7dn ingredient comes with a stack (6)

 14 & 22dn      Surely it serves more than squash? (6)

  16  National hero – on his own or with his rank or title (6)

  19  Worn by 2ac and often with a rose (5)

  21  Sort of coughs you may get after your visit (3)

  23  ……. Tun but treble is more common (3)

  24  Franz Joseph or Napoleon?  More likely George V (7)

  25  Was this Earl Elizabeth 1’s favourite local? (5)

 26 & 22dn      Does it stock Strongbow? (3)

 

Down

    1  Young chimney sweep is the PC explanation (5,3)

    3  What you do there (6)

    4  Less common big cat (5)

    5  Really?  Yes as tilers –  either with or without 6dn (7)

    6  See 11ac (4)

    7  What to drink and some may even be real (4)

    9  Usually with a dog (3)

  13  Legendary animal but still to be found (7)

  15  Where sailors go for a drop? (6)

  17  Hard to find a decent one in the rest of it (6)

  18  Another Queen but rarer than 2ac (4)

  20  It does during licensing hours (5)

  21  Old-style transport – usually white or black (5)

  22  See 14 & 26ac (4)

 

Issue 100: Crossword – Tarts

13 April 2017

Crossword by Boffles

Tarts

 

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13 April 2017

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Tarts

Across

    1 & 3ac  Flemish gangster’s girl? (4)

    3  See 1ac (8)

    9  Last transport of Madame du Barry (7)

  10  Can be ladies at this time of day (5)

  11  Common ingredient (5)

  12  Elizabeth who has played several including Cleopatra (6)

  14  They can be. Look at Catherine the Great (6)

  16  Sounds like the secret recipe for it was unofficially disclosed (4)

  18  Hospitality worker in bar quite likely to be one (1-4)

  20  Herb one – will usually contain cheese or onions as well (5)

  22  Could be apple but the choice is enormous (5)

  23  A bit too syrupy for some? (7)

  24  Possible wear of 18ac and her colleagues (1-7)

  25  A Gwynn associated with 22ac (4)

 

Down

    1  Did a bit of spying as well (4,4)

    2  Melon is possible but this is sharper (5)

    4  A young one (6)

    5  Member of Fagin’s gang (5)

    6  Common ingredient (3,4)

    7  You need to wait until it does so before tackling custard ones (4)

    8  Duchess who had a colourful life (6)

  13  This one comes complete with  cooking instruction (8)

  15  Strawberries and this are a good combination (7)

  17  Do exist but town more usually associated with cake (6)

  19  …lichtbezirk. Where you will find them in Germany (3)

  21  May be present at this party (4)

  22  Is this one duff?  No – that’s something different (3)

 

Issue 99: Crossword – Plain Vanilla 19

6 April 2017

Crossword by Boffles

Plain Vanilla 19

 

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6 April 2017

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Plain Vanilla 19

Across

    1  Multilingual stone (7)

    5  Blunt weapons even when smart (5)

    8  Victor of Blenheim and ancestor of a famous PM (4,9)

    9  End of arm loses end for Chinese dynasty (3)

  10  Bennet who had to cope with pride and prejudice (9)

  12  Chat show fodder (6)

  13  Office dogsbody gets a life and takes up a game (6)

  15  Do you need a poker face to play them? (4,5)

  16  ‘Do you remember an …., Miranda?’  Belloc (3)

  18  1,001 of them (7,6)

  20  The Hell Fire Club was full of garden tools? (5)

  21  Had to be stopped when a big story broke late (7)

 

Down

    1  Part British Indian ruler? (5)

    2  Jewish lifeboat and basis of an A-list film (10,3)

    3  Aussie lunch box (6-3)

    4  Dog-like Egyptian god of the afterlife (6)

    5  Auntie and British institution (3)

    6  Are they operated by Virgin Atlantic Airways? (6,7)

    7  ‘That knuckle-end of England – that land of Calvin, oat-cakes and ……..’ Revd Sydney Smith (7)

  11  Is the existence of a poodle that bad? (1,4,4)

  12  Seat needed for person with joint responsibility for company meeting? (2-5)

  14  Cry of a disappointed female? No- just a sign or portent (4)

  17  Turned up by people at things they consider beneath them (5)

  19  US tax gatherers (3)

 

Issue 98: Crossword – Great Captains

30 March 2017

Crossword by Boffles

Great Captains

 

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30 March 2017

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Great Captains

Across

    1  Self-promoting naval one? It’s fiction (10)

    8  Company and church include his for Apache leader (7)

    9  Cook was the first European to …… his feet on Australian soil (5)

  10  He was red but discovered a land of a different colour (4)

  11  Polish one who died in a plane (not helicopter) crash (8)

  13  Discoverer of mainland North America (5)

  14  Khan more of a spiritual than a military leader (3)

  16  Dashing quality possessed by, for example, Nelson and Prince Rupert (4)

  17  Confederate commander (3)

  20  …… Bakr al-Baghdadi – a highly undesirable and destructive one (3)

  21  Scholarly down-under cricketer? (7)

  23  Our very own one –  under another name (1,1,8)

 

Down

    1  Vietnamese and Argentinian revolutionaries combine in French Revolutionary general (5)

    2  Down-under cricketer prepared to comment (6,6)

    3  Odysseus devised the Trojan Horse as such to entice the Trojans (4)

    4  Gaul of superhuman strength who fought the Romans –  but perhaps more a lieutenant (6)

    5  Scott was one and Cook another (8)

    6  US one with a plan (8)

    7  Attacked both Roman Empires (6)

  12  Was a Roman soldier but now our protector (2,6)

  13  Certainly not a silly old geezer as the rhyme claims (6)

  15  Was his discovery of the Pacific reported in the Panama papers? (6)

  18  Admiral  Sir Reginald Plunkett-…..-Erle-Drax  – could he not choose between one name with north and one without? (5)

  19  Wrong right for famous victory of Muhammad (4)

  22  General commanding the Myanmar army and no Goon! (3)

 

Issue 97: Crossword – Varied Entertainment

23 March 2017

Crossword by Boffles

Varied Entertainment

 

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23 March 2017

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Varied Entertainment

Across

    7  Movie star created by Marcel Duchamp? (6)

    8  Godly embodiment found on film and in video games (6)

    9  One name shared by Shakespeare’s wife and a Hollywood princess (4)

  10  Key method for making social arrangements (1-7)

  11  Henny Penny fear turned into a Bond film (7)

  13  According to Elvis and the Righteous Brothers ‘…… lost that loving feeling’ (3,2)

  15  There was a gun one at the alright corral (5)

  16  George Formby used to amuse with his little one (7)

  18  Required if the ball goes into touch (5-3)

  19  Cannot see Victoria or Ronnie for the trees? (4)

  21  Lancaster or Sitwell? (6)

  22  Half of a Wagnerian couple but largely old English (6)

 

Down

    1  Chicago was Sinatra’s kind (4)

    2  Musical chairs? (4,2,7)

    3  The Moor, not the Merchant, of Venice (7)

    4  I hear there are no plays there (5)

    5  Celeb baker from LA? (4,9)

    6  Fun time in Rio and Venice for starters (8)

  12  Theatrical ones include Alec Guinness and Michael Caine (7)

  14  Garment required to enjoy yourself on the slopes (3,4)

  17  Number of dark glasses required for erotic novel? (5)

  20  Society responsible for Dark Blue dramatics (4)