Covent Garden Conundrums #03

COVENT GARDEN CONUNDRUMS

Puzzle expert John Foley gets the juices flowing

ACROSS
1. Street performer’s trick (see 19): ‘____ (4)
2. Judy’s partner (5)
4. Useful document to carry (1,1)
6. Cheap or poor quality goods (3)
8. ‘Gift of the ___’ – useful salesmen’s tool (3)
9. Promissory note? (1,1,1)
10. Storytelling via voice and gesture (4)
11. Hitchcock’s Covent Garden movie (6)
12. Short lyric or narrative poem (3)
13. Illegal cigarette? (5)
15. A foolish person (3)
17. Crowning glory? (4)
18. See 1 across: and _____’ (5)
20. Coffee house ‘uni’ entry fee (5)
21. Yippee synonym (6)
22. One’s sense of self-esteem (3)
24. He likes to interrupt (7)
25. IX + I (3)

DOWN
1. Eliot’s musical (4)
2. Fancy name for CG square (6)
3. Dance designer (13)
5. Pub: Nell of Old _____ (5)
7. Mexican pancake (8)
9. Houdini was a superstar one (11)
13. Market hall name: _______ (7)
14. Good-for-nothing person (7)
16. Samuel _____, diarist extraordinaire (5)
19. Who endures without complaining (5)
23. Expression of surprise (2)

Puzzle answers
Across: 1. cups; 2. Punch; 4. ID; 6. tat; 8. gab; 9. IOU; 10. 0ral; 11. Frenzy; 12. lay; 13. joint; 15. sap; 17. hair; 18. balls; 2o. penny; 21. hoorah; 22. ego; 24. heckler; 25. ten

Down: 1. Cats; 2. piazza; 3. choreographer; 5. Drury; 7. tortilla; 9. illusionist; 13. Jubilee; 14. wastrel; 16. Pepys; 19. stoic; 23. oh