i Cryptic Crossword 638 Quixote

February 25, 2013

The usual Monday goodness from Quixote, which did cause me a moment of concern on 1d, where for a while I thought I wouldn’t finish. Blame my ignorance of all things football. I always seem to learn something new with each Monday puzzle, which is no bad thing! COD 7d – ‘Desperate fellow, one saying ‘Achtung!’, who is seen as a threat? (6,3)’.

Across

6 FLOG A DEAD HORSE – Cryptic Def.
9 GATEMAN – NAME TAG reversed.
10 NUPTIAL – (put in a)* + L
11 T RAIN
12 SPEARHEAD – (A hare sped)*
13 CHEATER – (the race)*
15 M(ILK) BAR – mbar as unit of pressure.
17 PORCELAIN – (Nice pal or)*
19 P EARL
21 AC(CURS)T
22 MO(NIKE)R – Nike (mythology), Greek goddess who personifies victory.
23 AS THE CASE MAY BE – AS (Teaches)* MAY BE

Down

1 PORT (V)ALE – This one took me as much time as the rest put together…
2 GAMMON – Double Def.
3 MEAN – Double Def.
4 CORPORAL – Double Def.
5 A SPIRE
6 FlIGHT
7 Desperate DAN GERMAN
8 GLIDER – REG reversed around LID.
12 SARCASTIC – (As racist)* C
13 CEPHAS – C + (shape)* or Saint Peter…
14 THE AR CH Y
16 B(LACKEY)E
18 RECAST – ACtors reversed in REST.
19 PA NAM<- A
20 LA(R)NE – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larne
22 MUSH – Double Def.

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