Issue 110: Crossword – Heroes and Notables

22 June 2017

Crossword by Boffles

Heroes and Notables

 

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22 June 2017

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Heroes and Notables

Across

    6  Pipped to the post by Amundsen (7,5)

    7  Hercules stole the tripod of Delphi’s (6)

    8  Horatius defended its bridge (4)

    9  Carried goods lose a hundred to carry Jason and his companions (4)

  10  The Arabian one (8)

  12  Matthew Webb and Michael Phelps, for example (8)

  16  May be one to those attending his American school but actually a bit of a bounder (4)

  18  Militaristic people conquered by the Spaniards and smallpox (6)

  20  Antony and Cleopatra defeat (6)

  21  Admiral and keen bowler (7,5)

 

Down

    1  Where to find Achilles, Hector and Odysseus in verse (4,4)

    2  A 6dn shot by the Germans in WW1 (6)

    3  The Jackson who won the Battle of New Orleans and became POTUS (6)

    4  Distinguishing facial feature of Al Capone (4)

    5  Chernobyl firefighters were this kind (6)

    6  Florence Nightingale was one (5)

  11  Osiris or Gamal Nasser (8)

  13  Merlin or Harry Potter (6)

  14  Greek island allegedly the burial place of Homer (3)

  15  The Scots ones were at Waterloo (6)

  17  Kind of wreath worn by Olympic winners and Roman Emperors (6)

  19  Home of a Sicilian nymph and mother of the  gods of geysers (4)

 

Issue 109: Crossword – More Pop

15 June 2017

Crossword by Boffles

More Pop

 

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15 June 2017

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More Pop

Across

    1  Arthurian festival ? (11)

    7  Band in terrible trouble (4,7)

    9  World Health Organisation? Hardly (3,3)

  12  Tack on the reverse of this sailor for four Swedes (2)

  13  Thanks added in many songs like ‘A whole …… shaking going on’ (3)

  15  Illuminating orchestra? (3)

  16  Louis Armstrong saw his baby stretched out on a long white table at this James’ infirmary (2)

  17  Brothers but not righteous (6)

  19  Sort of doll the Four Seasons had (3)

  20  Something a bit hazy about this band (4)

  21  Dandy Diddley? (2)

  22  She started at 19 and has now reached 25 (5)

  23  Poisonous creeper according to the Rolling Stones (3)

  25  Popular heavy metal record? (4,4)

  26  Did the Beatles go on one?  Undoubtedly but it was their tour that was recorded (4)

 

Down

    2  Add an airship for a fun-loving group (3)

    3  Fields celebrated by the Beatles for eternity (10)

    4  Classic blues is twelve- (3)

    5  ‘You ain’t seen nothin …..’ (3)

    6  Chart-topping Sheeran (2)

    8  Famous for its pedestrian crossing (5,4)

  10  Chelsea or California? (5)

  11  ‘You …. me one’ was a hit for Abba (3)

  13  Leader of an underground band (3,4)

  14  Dylan got so in blue (7,2)

  18  Gossip says it is one of the best-selling albums of all time (7)

  20  ‘……. it on home to me’  What did Oasis mean? (5)

  24  Source of music under threat from streaming (2)

 

Issue 108: Crossword – Plain Vanilla 21

8 June 2017

Crossword by Boffles

Plain Vanilla 21

 

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8 June 2017

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Plain Vanilla 21

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    1  Bonnie Prince Charlie was one (6)

    5  Unlawful seizure of means of transport (6)

    8  Where the young lady who rode with a smile on a tiger came from (4)

    9  No room for The Donald’s mug on this mount (8)

  10  Different oarsmen for different folks? (7)

  11  Shambolic African state (5)

  13  Approve mail without due consideration? (6,5)

  16  A person protective of his or her environment (5)

  18  Unmet obligation (3,4)

  21  View Merlin and Peregrine have? (5-3)

  22  A wrong giving rise to a cause of action (4)

  23  Girls who have left the nest? (6)

  24  The masters of India (6)

 

Down

    2  Bird sound now a political tool (7)

    3  Heroically defended by Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett (5)

    4  Castles and tanks are (8)

    5  Corned beef dish eaten in the mess? (4)

    6  Rummy island? (7)

    7  UK’s favourite food or is somebody spicing things up? (5)

  12  They get out of jail but without a card (8)

  14  Underage but dictatorial medic? (4,3)

  15  Nutrition for the beer drinker (3,4)

  17  When these eyes are smiling, it’s like a morn in spring (5)

  19  Costs are shared if you go this (5)

  20  Fruit and mint ones popular these days but probably not with builders (4)

 

 

Issue 107: Crossword – Election Special

1 June 2017

Crossword by Boffles

Election Special

 

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1 June 2017

Crossword by Boffles

Election Special

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    1  Winter fuel payment debate has generated a lot of it (4)

    3  Crazy of the Tories to propose such a tax? (8)

    9  Labour has its knife out for hereditary ones (5)

  10  All parties are likely to …… taxes and some even say they will (5)

  11  More houses for people to ….. in?  Common ground between the parties (5)

  12  According to the polls, either Labour or the Tories may (4,2)

  14  Cry that went up when the Tories promised another vote on hunting? (6)

  16  Manifesto contains each party’s (6)

  19  The Lib Dems and the Greens will continue to ……… Brexit (6)

  21  Embarrassing move performed by Theresa May after failing to take care (1-4)

  24  Some cynics consider all politics this kind of trip (3)

  25  What, in short, the Conservative voter shouted on reading the Labour party manifesto? (3)

  26  The Greens’ Four Day Week will give us all more (4,4)

  27  See 6dn (4)

 

Down

    1  Labour plans for us to enjoy more (8)

    2  More money for education and the NHS? All parties seem to on that (5)

    4  Tories want to …… residents to veto council tax rises (6)

    5  Anyone who …. more than £80K is going to find Labour taxing (5)

6 & 27ac          It is educational that Labour and the Greens propose to abolish them but not the Lib Dems (7)

    7  Section of the population which all parties want to look after (4)

    8  All parties are keen to fight it and other terrorist organisations (4)

  13  Dopey of the Lib Dems to want to legalise it? (8)

  15  Will things afterwards? God knows! (7)

  17  Labour seems to have one against the Few. Surely not those who fought in the Battle of Britain? (6)

  18  All parties want to one thing or another ranging from workers’ rights to the housing market (6)

  20  Quango no longer required under Labour’s plans for water (5)

  22  What we all need to do or Labour’s puppetmaster? (5)

  23  Problem such as the entire SNP has with Trident – not just those in Aberdeen and Angus (4)

 

Issue 106: Crossword – Leisure Activities

25  May 2017

Crossword by Boffles

Leisure Activities

 

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24 May 2017

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Leisure Activities

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    1  Formula 1 location (7)

    5  Tennis champions and what they serve (4)

    9  What 15ac do (3)

  10  Electronic mail is of no use to this collector (5)

  11  Officer class (3)

  12  Not necessarily a lot of noise when you do so (3)

  14  Bowling practised in an alley (7)

  15  They strive to complete contracts (6,7)

  17  Shouted at the fielder for whom the ball is heading (5,2)

  19  Sort of odds 15dn may get (2)

  21  Sailing essential but not ocean linen (9)

  23  Do you want to play 3 or 5? (4)

  24  They certainly require thermals and their pilots may too (7)

 

Down

    1  Worth a toss? (5)

    2  An angler does not spare it (3)

    3  Golfer has a down one too (7)

    4  How anoraks amuse themselves at stations (13)

    6  Wheeler and dealer (8)

    7  How long is a boxer on the canvas before they help him up? (7)

    8  Can any golfer compete in it? (4)

  13  Arm is hit by a bullet? No – ice hockey technique (5,4)

  15  The favourite is likely to have most (7)

  16  Series cricket fans get fired up about (5)

  18  Run you want in baseball (4)

  20  What a green golfer does? (5)

  22  Helps to have a good one in ball games (3)