DA for the 2nd/3rd of December, 2011

Am off to see and review Sade for Inpress and can’t help but to think something involving SADE might end up being a very great clue indeed.

Any reference to Nigerian marquises in this week’s DA?

Update: Not bad, although some big-time nastiness:

The golden moment: RC asks what BORIS could possibly be a famous dancer; I reply BORIS SPASSKY — but he’s a chess player. We slap our heads: master mover is gold!

We cheated with BOHEA, PLAY HOOKY and LYONNAISE. We were very glad we cheated — we were way off.

6 thoughts on “DA for the 2nd/3rd of December, 2011

  1. No Nigerians so far, but there’s a Frenchman, an Italian, a Russian and a Mongolian, and they all walk into a bar …

  2. Did anyone come up with an explanation of where the first/second S is clued? Because my reading of the wordplay gives BORI SPASSKY, and the idea that the first S doesn’t need to be clued because it is shared with the second word on the grid seems highly dubious.

  3. Couldn’t agree more Rupert. I reckon an explanation from DA would be very welcome indeed.

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