ST 4241 (Sun 9 Sep) – Acadian rhythms

Solving time: 7:58

Straightforward clues with several difficult answer words; 18dn and 20dn were new to me.

* = anagram, “X” = sounds like ‘X’.

Across
1 BECHAMEL; (ME BLEACH)*
6 AMAZ(O for I)N’
9 STAMEN (singular of STAMINA)
10 TH(O)ROUGH; &lit
11 CAST ABOUT; (CATS)* – wordplay in the answer.
14 EDDO (hidden)
15 IN + S(TALL)ING
17 WATERCRESS; W + (CATERERS)* + S – I like ‘supply’ as a devious anagram indicator, meaning ‘in a supple manner’.
21 RAN + I
22 IN THE DOCK (double definition)
24 DI’S + CRETE
25 [o]F AGEND[a]
27 ANN(EX)E
28 PORTENTS; rev. of STROP around E.N.T.
Down
2 EN(T[w]ICE)D
3 HAM (double definition) – one of Noah’s sons.
4 MANDARIN CHINESE; (INSINCERE MAN HAD)*
5 LIT + HO
6 A LOT TO ANSWER FOR (two defs, one cryptic)
7 A + MON + TILL + A + DO
8 ORGAN ON
12 STONE CIRCLE; (ELECTRONICS)* – fantastic anagram.
16 SUE[t]
18 A + C[an]ADIAN – Acadia was a former part of eastern Canada.
20 A + L(KANE)T – refers to Citizen Kane.
23 TIE + UP (= ‘at Oxford, say’)
26 GEE[-gee]

One comment on “ST 4241 (Sun 9 Sep) – Acadian rhythms”

  1. A straightforward Sunday one but only two “easies” left out of the blog:

    13a French fashion with English feel (4)
    TON E

    19a A wife always off somewhere (4)
    A W AY

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