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tigerinthezoo

19th May 2010, 18:19
Hard one this week. Can anyone help with the following please?

5ac: Science fiction, I'm sorry to reflect, is taking off (6) -p-o-s

51ac: By the sound of it crop is rank (5) s-e-r

24dn: Paged through Bronte's autobiography (8,2,5)
s-m-o-e- b- t-l-s
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henry

19th May 2010, 18:22
5ac sf oops - backwards = spoofs
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ajt

19th May 2010, 18:24
First one is "spoofs" -backwards sf, oops
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ajt

19th May 2010, 18:25
24 d is surely "Summoned by Bells" - but I can't see why at the moment
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henry

19th May 2010, 18:26
summoned by bells
Somebody answered this before.
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ajt

19th May 2010, 18:26
Oh yes, of course - pen name, Currer Bell
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ajt

19th May 2010, 18:29
Shear for crop (cut) sounds like sheer- utter, rank, the limit
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ixion

19th May 2010, 18:31
shouldn't that be the other way round? sheer sounds like shear(crop)
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henry

19th May 2010, 18:32
AJT
is the answer shear or sheer?
I favour sheer.
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ajt

19th May 2010, 18:42
Hi Henry - so do I - sorry I didn't make it clear.
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