Monday, 15 April 2013

Solution 009 "Yes Minister"


Here is the solution to Cryptic Crossword 009 which you can attempt here. If you're interested at looking at any of my past puzzles you can find them all indexed here.

Hope you enjoyed the puzzle, Banquo
As always the answers are in brackets, simply highlight the bracket to see the answer.

ACROSS

1. Craftsman that placed church near the Queen (8) - (THATCHER)
6. Argue about extremely messed up view of Bede on the outside (6) - (DEBATE)
9. Go back over bung again? (5) - (RECAP)
10. Politician taking nothing from African state (7) - (CAMERON)
11. Important rank (5) - (MAJOR)
12. Tanned top on new leader (5) - (BROWN)
13. Cost of endless meal (3) - (FEE)
17. Remain without a home for livestock (3) - (STY)
18. Generosity man on drugs showed before putting a number within barrier (11) - (BENEFICENCE)
22. Protected vault with lookout next to editor (11) - (SAFEGUARDED)
23. Odd folly for pilot (3) - (FLY)
25. Cry about low price after end of day (3) - (YIP)
27. Blast, say, a politician (5) - (BLAIR)
29. Put top of lettuce into unusual meat to make relish (5) - (GLOAT)
32. Crook in a city without laws (7) - (ANARCHY)
33. Pressure put on hospital scrubs (5)  - (HEATH)
34. Statesman put child after desires and lost students (6) - (WILSON)
35. Stands with the French near birds (8) - (LECTERNS)

DOWN

2. Sage put man on meal of healthy liquid (6,3) - (HERBAL TEA)
3. Animation about young, conservative businessman (6) - (TYCOON)
4. Advertising seen in sketchy peripheral (4) - (HYPE)
5. Soldier on dog "come back again" (5) - (RECUR)
6. One gives you silent service? (4,6) - (DUMB WAITER)
7. Scratch skin (4) - (BARK)
8. Mood about new weight (5) - (TONNE)
14. Heart of beef wrapped around small kidney, make it last (3) - (EKE)
15. About fifty I squeezed into bar on vessel for party (10) - (REPUBLICAN)
16. Barrel seen in lake, glowing (3) - (KEG)
19. Organ has repairs evenly (3) - (EAR)
20. Phone a leader of governmental dynasty for old Labour politician (9) - (CALLAGHAN)
21. Anger old partner beneath the front of veranda (3) - (VEX)
22. Timid throw (3) - (SHY)
24. Immoral behaviour shown by slippery characters climbing over first and last (6) - (SLEAZE)
26. Arab terrorist organisation put on television programme (5) - (IRAQI)
28. I'll put endless colour in paradise (5) - (IDYLL)
30. Artist put on first of gothic direction clothes (4) - (RAGS)
31. Trendy girl losing a kilo (4) - (CHIC)

CLUES OF THE DAY

23a. Odd folly for pilot (3) - (FLY)

A word meaning to pilot (a plane for example) is made up of the odd letters in FOLLY

26d. Arab terrorist organisation put on television programme (5) - (IRAQI)

A terrorist organisation associated with Northern Ireland put on top of a television programme (hosted by Stephen Fry) gives you an arab.