This puzzle was originally published in The Sunday London Times on July 18, 2009
A fairly straightforward puzzle today.
Links to Solutions
A review of today's puzzle by talbinho can be found at Times for the Times [ST 4338].
Commentary on Today's Puzzle
4d Simple to obtain a port, in Spain (9)
The port in Spain is TARRAGONA, and a simple is a medicinal herb. However, I was unable to find any reference to tarragon having medicinal properties.
13d Ancient site giving splendour to London district (7)
Luckily, this clue was not too difficult to solve once the checking letters had been found. The solution is comprised of POMP (splendour) plus EII (E11) to give POMPEII, where E11 is a postcode district in London (talbinho identifies the location). Unlike postal codes in Canada, which have a standard format (ANA NAN), postcodes in the UK can have a variety of formats (AN NAA, ANN NAA, AAN NAA, AANN NAA, ANA NAA, or AANA NAA) where A indicates an alphabetic character and N a numeric character.
Signing off for this week - Falcon
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