Saturday, 27 October 2007

Crossword corner

A top tip from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Wales, courtesy of Facebook:
"Peter Hain is the answer to 9 Across in the Guardian cryptic crossword on Saturday 27 October."

Go on, have a stab at guessing what the clue was.


Glyn Davies said...

Who does Ian Paisley refer to as the 'Orange' nam?

David Cornock said...

A crossword addict updates me about the clue and how to solve it:

"French marshal keeping her out (5,4) Petain, of course, was a French marshal (didn't he change sides?) and we have an anagram of "her" inside.

The setter was Araucaria and some of his crosswords have themes - this one had a number of answers relating to reptiles, including CHAMELEON, but I make no comment on that!"