Brit xword

Posted by: Lex

Brit xword - 03/24/13 02:16 PM

Haven't done one of these for a while, so here are a few from a recent paper:

* 1. CND marcher, for example, and what one carried? (6) - banner

* 2. Bad luck in race - she and he'd fallen (4,6) - hard cheese

* 3. Old fashioned anaesthetist, 64 maybe? (6,6) - square number

* 4. Embarrassed, being wrong about hard misleading clue (3,7) - red herring

* 5. Beast about to take home Sophia Loren perhaps (8) - brunette

* 6. River in Twilight, not Eyck's last (5) - Indus

* 7. Artists, by implication, in rock band? (4,7) (- hoping someone can explain the full justification for this one!) - Dire Straits

sherlock catrub
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Brit xword - 03/24/13 02:58 PM

4. Embarrassed, being wrong about hard misleading clue (3,7)

red herring - misleading clue

red - embarrassed
erring - being wrong, about h(ard) - herring


wave

thanks Lex - I really like these smile
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: Brit xword - 03/24/13 03:16 PM

1. Banner - double def. Like that one... smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Brit xword - 03/24/13 04:34 PM

3. square number
Old fashioned=square
number=anaethetist
64=square number wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Brit xword - 03/24/13 06:04 PM

All on target thumbsup
Posted by: Jema

Re: Brit xword - 03/25/13 02:46 AM

5. Beast about to take home Sophia Loren perhaps (8)

Sophia Loren perhaps = brunette (direct)
brute (beast) about (inc. ind.) net (take home) = bru(net)te

wave
Posted by: bermag45

Re: Brit xword - 03/25/13 04:48 AM

6. Indus (in twilight = in dusk minus the 'k' which is the last letter of Eyck) wave thumbsup

Bernie happydance
Posted by: Lex

Re: Brit xword - 03/25/13 08:22 AM

Two more good answers! smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Brit xword - 03/25/13 04:09 PM

Hint time: #2 is an anagram, and #7 is at least part anagram I think...
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: Brit xword - 03/26/13 07:14 AM

7. Dire Straits smile

The only thing I can think of is that the "dire" in the answer is the anagram indicator. Hence the "implication"(???).

Very unsatisfactory, I agree.
Posted by: Lex

Re: Brit xword - 03/26/13 10:35 AM

That's my answer Rog, and in the crossword grid it had to be correct.

I was wondering about "rock" being the anagram indicator and "dire" somehow being an anagram of something meaning "by implication."
Posted by: Lex

Re: Brit xword - 03/26/13 02:03 PM

Another hint for the last one: the direct is at the start/on the left.
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: Brit xword - 03/26/13 02:04 PM

OK - I'll take it.

Hard cheese - anag (race+she+hed)
Posted by: Lex

Re: Brit xword - 03/26/13 04:39 PM

Thank you good sir for polishing it off! Possibly not a familiar expression to our friends across the ocean.
Posted by: Cue

Re: Brit xword - 03/26/13 04:56 PM

I've never heard of it but that doesn't mean it isn't a known phrase o'er here.
Posted by: CanukDenis

Re: Brit xword - 03/26/13 04:57 PM

Artists, by implication, in rock band? (4,7)

Methinks "by implication" means "as indicated by answer";
the answer being an anagram indicator + fodder.

In a contest, such a clue would be tagged as a "special clue",
and an example given.