glheard (glheard) wrote in times_xwd_times,
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Times 26476: Double your Monty Python references, double your fun!

Oh silly George - I knew I was racing through this one, and as I got to the end I thought there was a chance I might be under 6:30 (and I stopped to answer a text), so I raced through to the finish and put a very silly typo in my last entry to end up with a time of 6:38, but one incorrect. D'oh! In any case, this is a very straightforward puzzle but there are some fun words in there, and two places that remind me of Monty Python - Holy Grail at 20 across, and Dennis More at 20 down.

Right now there's a bunch of sub-10 minute times, and I'm not the only one with a typo. Phew!

Away we go...

Across
1DISTILLERY: This may end up being biffed a lot but it's a clever double container - STILL(yet) inside IE inside DRY
6BASS: take the R from BRASS
9ALADDIN: A,LAD, (starre)D, IN
10FURNACE: URN in(broken) FACE
12EXPOS: remove the last letter from EXPOSE
13OVERCROWD: two definitions, one for OVER CROWD
14THERE'S NO TELLING: two definitions, one cryptic - since a TELLER counts the votes
17CABINET MINISTER: anagram of BET,INCRIMINATES
20SH,RUBBERY: we, the knights who say "Ni" demand... another SHRUBBERY!
21ROSTI: S(erved) in ROTI
23ANISEED: I,SEE(understand) in AND(conjunction)
24LANTANA: hidden in pLANT A NAturalist - an all-in-one with the definition being the entire clue
25DIGS: another double definition, one cryptic
26RESCHEDULE: anagram of HELD,SECURE
 
Down
1DIALECTIC: DIAL(face), and 'ECTIC
2S,HARP: a note that is sharp would have to come down in pitch to be in tune
3INDISCERNIBLE: anagram of BRIDES,INCLINE - and this was my typo
4LINCOLN: L then COL(a) in INN
5REFLECT: R(symbol for electrical resistance), then ELECT surrounding F - hey, double Physics in one clue!
7ANATOMIST: A MIST surrounding NATO
8SPEED: SPEWED missing the W - sick as in throwing up - my adopted country seems to have dumped this term in favor of the rather ugly "puked"
11RECALCITRANCE: anagram of AN,ELECTRIC,CAR
15EMBARKING: ME reversed, then BAR, KING
16GERMINATE: anagram of A,REGIMENT - the biological form of "shoot"
18TREADLE: I have this as a cryptic definition, not sure if there is anything else to it
19IDYLLIC: D(days) in (s)CILLY,I(s) reversed
20SWARD: DRAWS reversed... "Dennis Moore, Dennis Moore, riding through the sward... Dennis Moore, Dennis Moore, on his horse Concorde"
22SNAFU: reversal of U,FANS
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