Enjoyed the show last night Vines MP3 was fun – perhaps you could make this a feature slot using MP3s from other BBC staff. Alternatively we the bolggers could make up play lists for members of the drive time team. But one of the big things that pushed me out of it was listening to a guy called Miles Hilton-Barber. He lost his sight in his twenties but since then he’s done THE most amazing things. #30 Imhski – loved the Times crossword / Walkman story. Just thought i would take time off from cleaning myself and making a nusiance of myself to my human slaves.
Sometimes the hidden word may be written in reverse inside the clue — but the solver will be warned. I did not know the hissing word but guessed it. First name of Mrs Fawlty unforgettable as is the whole series which had remarkably few episodes. 8d spelling was unfamiliar to me as I would use the one with a “q” or the one who is having a pee in the centre of Brussels. I was too lazy to go upstairs to consult the BRB as the answer had to be what it was. Enquiries on line told me it was a mis-spelling.
Re 7d, our church definitely uses phrases such as “this season of Lent”. I appreciate that’s of no help to non-churchgoers, but with ‘Lent’ being a churchy sort of word, if it’s going to be used at all, it seems fair to use it like that. That was the first visit since lockdown Merusa.
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Thanks, Stephen – that’s a very fair question. If people visit the Notes post I expect it to be when they’ve finished the puzzle. I look to clarify points that solvers may be unclear on while the puzzle is still fresh in their minds, and to add a little background colour regarding constructions and references which may be unfamiliar to some. My overall aim is to enhance – even if just a tiny bit – solvers’ enjoyment of Azed’s exceptionally fine puzzles. Anyone wanting an answer to an Azed clue can get it within minutes through one of the crossword help forums so I see no reason to be unnecessarily cryptic with my explanations at the cost of clarity.
This particular bone is known in England as the malleus, and north of the border as the malleus Scotorum. A composite anagram which contains rather too high a proportion of excluded letters for my liking but which has a certain je ne sais quoi. The letters of SPLINTER plus the solution can be rearranged (‘possibly’) to form OR PALUSTRINE; the definition is ‘Feature of shores, lacustrine’. fun, Watson suggests you check the definitions of gradus and gree in Chambers, which Azed exploits brilliantly in this clue.