NTSPP – 247
An Alphabetical Puzzle by Hieroglyph
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If you like Hieroglyph’s Alphabetical Puzzles, as many of you do, here is his latest offering. Enjoy!
A review of this puzzle by crypticsue follows.
Hieroglyph continues in his quest to make me a fan of alphabetical puzzles – I quite like the solving process but in our house, Mr CS does the jigsaws! Looking at my solved grid, I didn’t seem to have much trouble filling in the squares this time, with only one major ‘rubbing out’ for one of the 10 letter words.
If you can’t work out which word goes where, all is revealed at the end of this review.
1 Sailor causes uproar counting frames (8)
ABACUSES An abbreviation for sailor followed by an anagram (uproar) of CAUSES.
2 Disreputable tabloids on evidence of crime, perhaps (10)
BLOODSTAIN Disreputable indicates that we are looking for another anagram, this time of TABLOIDS ON.
3 Businessman, quiet on the way to work (7)
COMMUTE Abbreviations for a business and man are followed by a word meaning silent, unable to make a sound.
4 Went over in the outfield at Lords? (4)
DEEP A reversal of an informal term for urinated (went) gives us another name for the outfield of a cricket pitch (at Lords).
5 Destination once tides in sea away? (4,6)
EAST INDIES An anagram (away) of TIDES IN SEA.
6 Gender equality advocate Tracey is wrapped in pink paper (8)
FEMINIST The surname of Tracey the artist plus IS (from the clue) are wrapped in, or inserted between the two letter abbreviation for the daily newspaper printed on pink paper.
7 Traced German army pressman (7)
GHOSTED The abbreviation for German plus an army or great multitude, and the abbreviation for the top pressman.
8 Most overly-theatrical mimes performed in headgear (8)
HAMMIEST Insert an anagram (performed) of MIMES into a piece of headgear.
9 On high, I disturbed silence outside Times Square (2,8)
IN EXCELSIS Start with I (from the clue) and then insert the letter you use when multiplying numbers (times) into an anagram (disturbed) of SILENCE and finish with the abbreviation for Square.
10 Fool’s derisive remark about saint (6)
JESTER The abbreviation for saint inserted into a derisive remark.
11 Political entities king abhors harbouring a knight (8)
KHANATES K (king) followed by a word meaning abhors into which is inserted A (from the clue) and the chess abbreviation for knight.
12 Latin individual – a right fibber (4)
LIAR The abbreviation for Latin, the number representing one (individual) A (from the clue) and the abbreviation for Right.
13 Model, having taken the old solver back, moves along slowly (6)
MOSEYS Insert a reversal (back) of the old way of saying you (old solver) into the surname of Kate the Supermodel.
14 Intellectual recalling quote regarding… (6)
NOETIC An adjective meaning purely intellectual is obtained by reversing (recalling) a verb meaning to quote and a preposition meaning regarding.
15 … personal meeting in the Queen’s autobiography? (3-2- 3)
ONE-ON-ONE A phrase describing a meeting between two people might be how Her Majesty might describe her autobiography.
16 Native American child and father sit around circle (7)
PAPOOSE An infomal word for father and a word meaning sit with an O (circle) inserted.
17 Resign entirely? Not entirely! (4)
QUIT A verb meaning to resign is almost all (not entirely) of a word meaning entirely!
18 Once again send on through Cambridge University (10)
RETRANSMIT The two letters used when you are doing something again followed by a prefix meaning through and the university found in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
19 Drunk, having drunk fizzy beer after devouring eastern dessert (6)
SORBET Take a word meaning a habitual drunkard and insert an anagram (fizzy) of BE
ER once you have removed one of the Es (devouring Eastern),
20 Fixed English notice in pen (6)
STEADY Abbreviations for English and advertisement (notice) inserted into a pig pen.
21 When camping, old Resident Magistrate originally started troubles (8)
TORMENTS The abbreviation for Old, and the initial (originally started) letters of Resident and Magistrate inserted into canvas shelters used when camping.
22 Take cloak off Ban Ki-moon, say, and let loose (8)
UNMANTLE A way of describing Ban Ki-moon followed by an anagram (loose) of LET.
23 Italian region‘s embargo protecting European nationalist (6)
VENETO Abbreviations for European and Nationalist are protected by or inserted into a verb meaning embargo or prohibition.
24 Steps taken before an engagement? (3,5)
WAR DANCE The sort of dance that might be done before a battle.
25 Perhaps Big Dave’s Crossword Blog shows up in puzzle – ‘tis bewildering! (7)
WEBSITE Hidden and reversed (shows up) in puzzlE TIS BEWildering.
26 Radiograph crossbeam (1-3)
X-RAY The letter that looks like a cross and a beam.
27 Party’s ending? That is, Liberal Democrat section gives up (6)
YIELDS The final (ending) letter of party, the Latin abbreviation meaning that is, the abbreviation for Liberal Democrat and the abbreviation for Section.
28 High point: Heinz soup with temperature injected (6)
ZENITH An anagram (soup) of HEINZ with the abbreviation for Temperature inserted.
When you’ve finished, your grid should look like this