November 2011 Crossword


Crossword template for November 2011

by gizmo

Across

1 Feeble trick involving king and pawn (8)
5 Degenerate finds energy beginning to fade at carnival (6)
10 Turner, in poor health, shuns hospital (5)
11 Part of poem about Bertie almost aroused Casanova (9)
12 They keep on seeing things! (9)
13 Biblical altar boy, suffering sciatica, ignores spasm (5)
14 Coached to recite tense (6)
15 Scottish football team made up of foreigners? No way! (7)
18 After Cinderella’s debut nearly everyone left turned into a water chestnut (7)
20 Beef stuffed with pork’s beginning to cause sickness (6)
22 Majestic gelding taken out by Mark into a field (5)
24 Prize essay is incorporated into fortune-telling (9)
25 Top hat too fashionable to be a matter for controversy (3,6)
26 Train from The Strand - not second class - picking up Tory leader (5)
27 Round thing served in place of dessert (6)
28 They take over from loan sharks, maintaining pressure (8)

Down

1 Above average babe nearly loses key at Stonehenge? (6)
2 Cry of a curlew at being maltreated (9)
3 When left alone by English, foreign engineers improve plant (7,8)
4 It’s wrong of one to get drunk swallowing entrees of lime-infused champagne (7)
6 Government member - it’s strange to find one in church (7,8)
7 Mounting anger starts to cause animosity on heath (5)
8 Trouble on train (8)
9 Type of blood found on addict identifies possible torturer (6)
16 In exile, Romeo’s out to be elaborate (9)
17 Withers of wild horses, including two colts (8)
19 Tree in university removed (6)
20 American lass is touching bottoms - could be up for suspension! (7)
21 Disease like this has unknown origin in Peru (6)
23 Essential oil an ingredient of great taramasalata (5)

July solution

Crossword solution for July 2011