February solution

28 02 2013

You can find the February solution by clicking here: February solution

I am still learning the new 13 x 13 grid, and I have transposed the letters badly in 4 down. The clue was “scour bush”, and the solution “scrub” because of its double meaning (although I am not sure that “scrub” is used to mean a landscape of brushwood and stunted forest growth” (OED) is used in the US.

I will upload the March puzzle in the next few days.





Quinqua-guess-ima

3 02 2013

Note: the new 13 x 13 grid for the Messenger crosswords can be found by clicking here (Grid 13×13).

Clues:

Across

1. In place back from little Tambellup! (2)

2. Quick spirits stirred when refraining from food and drink. (7)

8. Conditional in faith. (2)

10. Curious scare in the area. (5)

11. Briefed on uniform of the day. (3)

13. Truce broken to fill with wine or water. (5)

16. Short masters-at-arms? (2)

17. Fiddles for the unmade lad beds. (7)

19. Briefed for unnoticed evangelism. (2)

20. Welder left off for presbyter. (5)

21. Canonised in creased satin. (5)

22. Sponsors entrap dogs run wild. (10)

25. Alternatively French gold. (2)

26.  State defeated by flavour. (5)

27. Hagar in no wild rush to bring her son here. (4)

29. Disturb one a long period of history. (4)

30. The dregs of a short doctor overseas. (5)

32. Zap pea out from little South Africa. (2)

33. The French turned God back. (2)

34. You are in the oldest city. (2)

37. The smashed atom thinness is a wonder. (12)

Down

1. Ma backed down in the early hours. (2)

3. Two articles for the addicted. (2)

4. Scour bush. (5)

5. Fixes to bother souls. (13)

6. I hear false gods start in ever decreasing expert levels. (5)

7. Small Canadian province. (2)

9. A note for soccer’s peak body? (2)

12. Render me a go at the last. (5)

13. Overturn a cart to weigh gold. (5)

14. One who tries the pulpit canopy. (6)

15. Did Judas eat berry? (8)

17. In brief: don’t ever preach in Deptford. (3)

18. Donkey turns out for special forces. (3)

19. The onus fell right away on international organisation. (3)

23.  He flattens everything in ultraseriousness. (5)

24. Never to usurp Nazareth’s sons to begin with. (5)

28. Palestinians are where you put the article where you gaze right away. (4)

31. The total in the consummation. (3)

33. Behold the Spaniard! (2)

35. Concerning anger left out. (2)

36. The thing in Italy. (2)