Answer: PEPPERED (i.e. “showered”). The solution is P (a recognized acronym for “Penny”) placed “in” PE and PE (i.e. “double PE”) followed by RED (i.e. “rinsed”), such as: PE-(P)-PE-RED. The clue is a little clumsy, but it works. Ish. Answer: BASSI (i.e. “singer,” especially a plural of Basso). “Shows” indicates that the solution was hidden in the indication not to miss in this case, while “Turn” indicates that the solution has been reversed, such as: UNM (ISSAB) LE. Answer: NAIROBI (i.e.

“city”). The solution is IBERIAN (i.e. “Spanish,” including Portuguese) with E (a recognized acronym for “energy”) replaced by “for”O (chemical symbol of “oxygen”), and then vice versa (indicated by “increased” – it`s a top-down note), such as: IB (E) RIAN `> IB (O)RIAN `> NAIR (O)BI. While it`s tiring that this is the fourth time this year that NAIROBI has been used as a solution, it`s by far the most creative index I`ve seen. Very well done. Answer: OFF THE BEATEN TRACK (i.e. “in odd places”). The solution is OFF THE BEAT (i.e.

“syncopated, say” – again to Chambers: “Temporarily change the rhythm of (music, etc.) by transmitting the accent at a normally accentless rhythm.” Yup. Exactly what I meant. Look at the camera! followed by EN (i.e. “in French,” i.e. the French for “in”) and TRACK (i.e. “song”). Answer: BACK STORY (i.e. “what happened before”).

The solution is TORY (i.e. “conservative”) placed after or “support” – this is a downward indication – BACKS (i.e. “sponsors”). The word “hidden” is a possible guide indicating that it is a container mention in which one word is inserted into another to create the response. “There`s no sign here, no indicator, and if a clue doesn`t have an indication, it`s usually the charade recipe,” Astle said. Answer: AVAIL (i.e. “use”). The solution is followed by a homophone (indicated by “that`s what we mean”) of VEIL (i.e.

“face cover”), as follows: A-VAIL. Well done in these times of turmoil. In this variant, much of the puzzle is taken up by a long secret sentence. By solving regular clues, you will end up having enough vowels and consonants to solve the longer puzzle. 26. Ending the disappointment? This may affect the title (4.10) Answer: SAMEY (i.e. “stupid”). The solution is ME (i.e. “the crossword editor” from the setter`s point of view) placed in or “keep” say (i.e. “express” – ignore misleading majescosity), such as: SA (ME)Y. When you land on the page, you`ll see two lines of entry areas. In the first line, enter the crossword you are trying to solve.

Answer: SCIENTOLOGISTS (i.e. “believers”). “Silly” displays the anagram. The solution is an anagram of SECTE LOSING IT SO. Best clue this week across a mile of countryside. Very well worked! Crosswords are designed for many different publications. A crossword book for expanded use will use always green boards that will be relevant for many years to come. A weekly cross word or daily puzzle may contain references to current events or popular characters. Clues like these have limited durability, but they make puzzles more interesting.

Answer: SCARLET PIMPERNEL (i.e. “flower”). The rest of the clue refers to Baroness Orczy`s play and novel The Scarlet Pimpernel, in which the hero of the same name would save Aristos, destined for the guillotine, while making him live like a nobleman. “We`re looking for him here! We`ll look for him there! They weren`t tough enough when he made an appearance here a few months ago. Answer: FIBONACCI (i.e. “serial creators,” in reference to a series of figures he has designed since then in a ghostly number of other fields, from nature to multiple branches of mathematics. The word “observed” is here the key of this skeptic, as in not necessarily “proven”. It reminds me of a stockbroker who once enthusiastically advocated Fibonac`s sequences