Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

The NS Crossword by Anorak

Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

The NS Crossword by Anorak

Article excerpt

The across clues are presented in pairs and are anagrams, each of which can be resolved into a boy's and a girl's name.


1:5 Crash can be hell (7:7)

9:10 Actor in brothel (5:9)

11:12 British cannery (9:5)

13:15 Annihilate zeal (5:9)

18:19 Love and wedding (9:5)

21:23 I detained sheep (5:9)

25:26 Scenic Aran fell (9:5)

27:28 A lady's one-liner (7:7)


1 Old king with vehicle turned up in boat (7)

2 Fruit and gold exist on raging Niger (9)

3 Punishment for surliness, in part (5)

4 Modifying coastline in parts (9)

5 Only a quarter of crew starting the Boat Race! (5)

6 Call to every sailor to row to dock entrance (3,6)

7 Bitchy. Yes and no (5)

8 Like the Roman city triangle? (7)

14 German car spoiling scene for the listeners (9)

16 Innocent youth is behind the locomotive on time (6,3)

17 The bright new idea of a Bach composition (9)

18 Merry side that's sheltered during Gulf riots (7)

20 The German admits fortunate inhabitant (7)

22 Start of dull weather in the Channel (5)

23 Ninny swaps his three partners--the wimp! …

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