DT 27027 It seems Mondays are either almost record solve times or I get really stuck. this was the latter.
I suppose it’s fair enough but I didn’t like this one:
Such law presumably implies a suspended sentence (5) = LYNCH
Not heard of lynch as a ‘type’ of law, rather a type of mob or a verb.
Concerning the content of certain records (2,2) = IN RE
Steam-whistle stop? (7) = TEABREAK
I’m sure I’ve seen this construction recently but I can’t find it in the blog.
DT 27028 Back to normal – finished on the commute in.
Small number of us on island, hard to feed (7) = NOURISH
small number = N, of us = OURS, island = IS, hard = H
Puzzle over people carrier (5) = REBUS
over = RE, people carrier = BUS
Last month leading artist identified as extremist (5) = ULTRA
last month = ULT
DT 27029 Finnished on commute in.
A section of pack ice (8) = DIAMONDS
Edged outside to support amusing person warned by police (9) = CAUTIONED
edged outside = ED, amusing person = CAUTION
Turn out mineral to produce gemstone (10) = TOURMALINE
turn = anag. (of out mineral)
An undergarment dropped in taste for farce (8) = TRAVESTY
an undergarment = A VEST, taste = TRY
When touring around notice various plants (8) = ACONITES
when = AS, touring round = contains, various = anag. (of notice
Very warm current swamping little river (8) = TROPICAL
current = TOPICAL, swamping = contains, little river = R
George extracted this red resin from tree (7,5)
A rodent embracing companion endlessly — where they both escaped flood? (6) = ARARAT
A rodent = A RAT, embracing = contains, companion = repeat, endlessly = remove last letter