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Box PM November 2021 puzzle solutions

Spiral: Musical crossroads

1 PORTER ( = beer; Mrs Porter's Diary)

2 TERRACE ('caterer' anagram)

3 CELLAR (sounds like 'seller')

4 ARABICA ('a CIA bar' anagram)

5 CAPPUCCINO (cap + Puccin(i) + O)

6 NO IDEA (an old pun!)

7 EARWIG ( ear (= lug) + wig (= rug) = earwig (= bug) )

8 IGNORE ( (s)ignore )

9 REHAB ( 'he' inside 'bar' all reversed; plus the whole clue is a definition )

10 ABNEGATE ('tea began' anagram)

11 GATECRASH ('search tag' anagram)

12 ASHAMED ( a + sham + ed )

13 MEDIA ( hidden reversed in DubAI DEMo )

14 DIATRIBE (  'dia' (sounds like 'dire') + tribe )

15 BEGINNER ('green bin' anagram)

16 NERO (hidden in 'insaNE ROman'; plus the whole clue is a definition)

17 ROYAL WE

18 WEAN (initials of Wrens' Eggs And Noodles; = get baby eating)

19 ANGRY (GR inside ANY)

Musical crossroads: Abbey Road, Penny Lane

HALF TERM puzzle

1 Earth

2 Later; After

3 Metal

4 Alter

5 Heart

6 Feral

7 Flame

8 Frame

9 Flare

10 Mater

11 Father

12 Oops – the brandy Martell actually has a double L at the end - sorry.

13 Hamlet

14 Fermat

15 Harlem

16 Lather

17 Mahler

18 Thermal

FAWKES FACT & FICTION

The five falsehoods are:

1 Fawkes converted to Catholicism as an adult.

2 James I, not Charles I

3 Catesby was not to become king: his 9-year-old daughter Elizabeth was to be monarch.

4 House of Lords, not Commons.

5 He was sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered (the platform he fell [or maybe jumped] off was the scaffold)