Friday, 12 April 2013

Solution 008 "Alphabet"

Hello,

Here are the solutions to Cryptic 008 "Alphabet" which you can attempt here. I hope you enjoyed the puzzle.

Banquo
As with all of my solution posts, highlight the brackets to see the answer.

ACROSS

1. Law enacted, primarily, by political party that behaved badly (5,2) - (ACTED UP)
5. Instrument boy put in case with guitar string (7) - (BAGPIPE)
10. Colour you put in vessel (4) - (CYAN)
11. The odd drugs I try are grotty (5) - (DUSTY)
12. Dame churned cheese (4) - (EDAM)
13. Animal I returned was more cunning (6) - (FOXIER)
14. It records frivolous talk? (3,5) - (GAS METER)
15. He put back an eastern student girl (6) - (HELENA)
17. Overwhelm one with sister turning to escort (8) - (INUNDATE)
20. Diamond Queen gets finally from shop (8) - (JEWELERS)
21. Take minor pretend sleep (6) - (KIDNAP)
22. Give note to YMCA leader regarding slob (8) - (LAYABOUT)
25. Note about a stallion's head one found in my house (2,4) - (MI CASA)
27. Put drink back on second shelf now (4) - (NIGH)
28. Open six deliveries before starting tasks (5) - (OVERT)
29. Put one in each dock (4) - (PIER)
30. Rejected sport after no 1 went off with editor (7) - (QUASHED)
31. Russian city has railway born from broken skin (7) - (RYBINSK)

DOWN

2. Sri Lankan seen struggling after church starts to yield law and order (9) - (CEYLONESE)
3. French in night without end achieve boredom (5) - (ENNUI)
4. Underestimate the value of organisation keeping Queen and King in engagement (9) - (UNDERRATE)
6. One by boat in gulf (5) - (ABYSS)
7. Acted before time was up (9) - (PRETENDED)
8. Virus put old woman in first of paralytic episodes (5) - (PHAGE)
9. Division about crudely mutating ashes (2.7.4) - (US AGAINST THEM)
16. Primitive eye protectors I heard about before putting hammers down (9) - (EYELASHES)
18. Disorderly organisation King put number into; pointless (9) - (UNKEMPTLY)
19. Model air service takes on board directions by Queen's delegates (9) - (TRANSFERS)
23. Goodbye to 'restructured' EU aid (5) - (ADIEU)
24. Australia has gas with hole in it! (5) - (OZONE)
26. Carp I cooked on an island (5) - (CAPRI)

CLUES OF THE DAY

12a. Dame churned cheese (4) - (EDAM)

A type of cheese is an anagram of 'DAME'

23d. Goodbye to 'restructured' EU aid (5) - (ADIEU)

Another anagram clue, this time a word for goodbye can be found in a 'restructured' EUAID