Friday, 5 April 2013

Solution 006 "Inverted Thinking"

Here is the solution to my Cryptic 006 "Inverted Thinking" which you can attempt here.

I hope you enjoyed the puzzle, feel free to leave a comment if you have any queries.

To see the answers highlight the brackets.


ACROSS

1. Never ending! (6,4,5) - (TWENTY FOUR SEVEN)
9. Versatile man takes a number on circuit (3-5) - (ALL ROUND)
10. Prance topless in front of ten poorly (6) - (ROTTEN)
11. Flower setter sent after first of sweetheart's overlooked meetings (5) - (SOMME)
13. Soldier, in far country, finally accepting the good book (8) - (INFANTRY)
15. The dog, the rooster and the ox finish this inferior cut of small yak for starter (4,2) - (YEAR OF)
16. Scramble address found within England's head of code-breaking's headquarters for Queen (8) - (ENCIPHER)
18. With troupe's top earl disfigured by gas round (8) - (WATERLOO)
20. A northern country interior (6) - (INLAND)
22. Army leader in break out after guards finally jotted down sketch (8) - (SEASCAPE)
24. Under no circumstances is girl to be left in extreme parts of Niger (5) - (NEVER)
25. Asian primate put back in Northern half of Indonesian Island (6) - (NEPALI)
27. Vaccine is in round copper flume, free from Iron (8) - (INOCULUM)
29. Waterloo (year of)! (8,7) - (EIGHTEEN FIFTEEN)

DOWN

2. A truism among all but the blind? (4,3) - (WE'LL SEE)
3. Scandinavian holding goth tied to radiator at first is devoid of contrition (2,7) - (NO REMORSE)
4. Thou art found within novelty outfitters (3) - (YOU)
5. Ageing comic muddles up medication model (3,4,8) - (OLD TIME COMEDIAN)
6. Getting less dense is not common for gang (11) - (RAREFACTION)
7. Consumed drug at Eton to escape (5) - (EATEN)
8. Ogle both ways (3) - (EYE)
12. Old partner with broken foil takes head of aboriginal, it is good at removing layers of skin (11) - (EXFOLIATIVE)
14. Deer found in Cairo eatery (3) - (ROE)
17. Event made safe after survey I hear (4,5) - (POLE VAULT)
19. Leaders of alcoholic land exported beer (3) - (ALE)
21. Union keeping Labour's last leader of country from remedy for upbringing (7)  - (NURTURE)
23. Put aside broken hats after curtailed sale (5) - (STASH)
26. Priest strung up a number in example (3) - (ELI)
28. We said yes (3) - (OUI)

CLUES OF THE DAY

1a. Never ending! (6,4,5) - (TWENTY FOUR SEVEN)

A phrase meaning never ending is made from the numbers of the clues whose answers are 'Never' and 'Ending'!

7d. Consumed drug at Eton to escape (5) - (EATEN)

A word meaning consumed is made out of 'E' (drug) 'AT' and 'ETON' without 'TO' (To Escape)