Lv 4. What holds most new solvers up is reading the clues. As a retired chemistry teacher I feel I should declare some professional solidarity with you as my solving skills seem to be on a par with yours. ***/**** and I just love Jay’s artful clues ! Jay has given a lot of pleasure today. Welcome from me too! Pleased that everyone seems to have enjoyed Jay’s puzzle as we did. 23d     Those guys should avoid hard Post Office beat (5)TEMPO : A pronoun meaning those guys loses the abbreviation for hard and then the letters that stand for Post Office. Typically I do find Wednesday’s harder, unlike most of you who are obviously smarter than the average bear 😊. So elegant when the different indicators blend in so well in the clues. Crossword Solver, Scrabble Word Finder, Scrabble Cheat, Crossword Solver,Scrabble Cheat, Scrabble Help, Word Finder, Skilful student having been accepted for pottery (5), Carol hoards stuff, just a few scraps (10), Heat produced by converting coal runs island energy (7), Neglected poor two-timed wife going off (7), Regurgitate rubbish fish - and get a medico (6). When I use anything else I always let people know. Your continued belief in my propriety is much appreciated. Thx to all. What a difference a day makes I struggled with this one, finally putting in NE corner. You may find that as you improve, you will rely less on the thesaurus and your solving satisfaction will increase. Many thanks indeed to Mr. Mutch for the superb entertainment and to the 2Ks for their review. I attempt it about three times a week. Whisk in the remaining beer. Just your index finger. I didn’t get on with this for some reason and finished with seven unsolved. I can’t remember putting so many ticks next to clues. The only thing used in solving by me is the tip of my index finger. Agree with the rating. Nothing is cheating. (4) STEW : This method of cooking involves long slow simmering. Finished this on the train journey from Penzance to Paddington and needed most of the time ***/*** along with some others I was in the cope rather than cape camp 😳 For some reason could not fathom out 15a 😥 Liked liked 1a & 29a Thanks to the 2x Ks and to Jay 😊. Welcome to the blog Val. Like genuinely, I made fish and chips beer-battered cod with twice-cooked chips and a homemade tartare sauce to be exact." Keep the fish warm on a heatproof platter in the oven while you fry the remaining fish. Angel, “handle” is a slang term for one’s name. For the fish: 4 skinless and boneless white fish fillets, cut into goujon sized pieces. Beer battered crispy cod with perfect double cooked chips and minty mushy peas. Full marks for entertainment value, as ever on a Wednesday. brb suggests it is: 17a     Declines home visits (5,2)DROPS IN : A word for declines or turns down and a short word meaning at home. Wind, rain, thunder and lightning and widespread snow in the South Island. I will ask Kitty what she thinks. I enjoyed the ride too. I liked 6, 28 and 30a and 21d. Wednesday - sometimes kippers for grandad or boiled eggs for me. Time has very little to do with it. 30a also deserves a special mention because Mrs RD’s name is Carole, and she is an inveterate hoarder – more than just a few scraps!! Preheat the oven to 200 fan-forced (220C conventional). For this recipe, I have used frozen cod as fresh fish is extremely expensive! Agree with the 2k’s **/****,I like a puzzle when all the clues take no more than two lines each , as I lose patience with convolution-well done setter- excellent surface reads. Best Fish & Chips in Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg: Find 5,222 Tripadvisor traveller reviews of THE BEST Fish & Chips and search by price, location, and more. Overall this was 2*/4* for me, with many thanks to the Wednesday supremo and the 2Ks. That was obviously my favourite and overall a solid 2/3*. It went nicely with my morning cappuccino! Seafood lovers can now learn how to make the 'best ever' beer-battered fish dish at home, thanks to a new kit launched by the Sydney Seafood School. Method. A very nice puzzle from Jay. 26d     Party animal (4)STAG : The type of party that often precedes nuptials. Finishing is what counts. Cover and leave to stand for 1 hour in the fridge. The menu features crispy tempura ‘prawns’, salt and pepper ‘calamari’, their signature beer-battered tofish and chips, and the pièce de résistance – ‘the tofish stack’ consisting of a tofish fillet, chunky tartare sauce, and their calamari rings and tempura prawns, all stacked in an activated charcoal bun. I missed the one and only lurker for ages. After a really enjoyable visit to our marvellous aquarium yesterday, we’re off to Granville Island today with our grandson and probably a spot of lunch at the Sandbar. A juicer review from the quivering kiwis so thanks to them. 7d      Material requiring time and determination (5)TWILL : The abbreviation for time and determination or intent. Your “hints and tips” brigade are the “crème de la crème”, the crossword elite. I think they mean that they find it easier than some of other puzzles, rather than ‘it is easy’ – I doubt you’ll find a crossword web site that is more supportive of new solvers and less concerned with solving times than this one – we give hints rather than answers, we steer away from jargon and we do not report solving times at all (in fact, you may find your timing example above will be edited). I’m really glad to hear you’re on the mend – may things continue to progress nice and swiftly in that direction. 30a     Carol hoards stuff, just a few scraps (10)SMATTERING : Carol here is a verb and is put outside a word meaning stuff or things. Putting the words to lights – crossword clues explained in plain English, + – + – + – + – + – + – + – +, BD Rating – Difficulty **– Enjoyment ****. Peel and cut the potatoes into 1.5cm thick slices then cut across each slice to make chunky chips. We missed you in London, but your health is more important, and there’ll be other gatherings. Nice one for a Wed. 25d     Home treatment offers this measure (5)METRE : A lurker, hiding in the clue. If we are the creme de la creme of anything then heaven help the rest. crossword time can be limited – how did I ever have time to work😂. Is this “cheating”? Good luck. Hope you continue to find this challenging and enjoyable. No sweat for most of this but a momentary hiccup in the SE until I sorted 21a and 18d. Welcome to the blog, Twixie. Cut fish filets into 2 x 1/-1/2-inch pieces. For the batter, mix the cornflour, plain flour and salt together in a large bowl. 24a was my last one in for no explicable reason – perhaps I’ve got used to looking for FT or some such when ‘paper’ is mentioned! Another in a long line of consistently excellent Wednesday puzzles, with this one particularly notable for the brevity of the cluing – only one over the eight, so to speak! I did not find today’s very easy but got there at the end. Best Fish & Chips in Gauteng, South Africa: Find 5,904 Tripadvisor traveller reviews of the best Fish & Chips and search by price, location, and more. Thank you, Kitty. 5 0. mle. Hi Ts. With a whisk, slowly add enough flour until the batter is thick, not runny, and adheres to a wooden spoon. 2*/4*. Obviously I am still very much a beginner as , rather than doh!, my response to both of them was..oh? Yummy! 2d     Slight gasp aired in uproar (9)DISPARAGE : An anagram (in uproar) of GASP AIRED. 8d     Testing area of curve on subway? The words are there lurking somewhere in the deeper recesses of my ageing brain but they don’t emerge into the light as readily as they used to do. The day I don’t get a kick out of solving the puzzle will be when I stop bothering. 1 cup of cold beer. Overall I enjoyed the ride. Liked 1a. Doh! 19a     Type that is wearing glasses (7)SPECIES : The abbreviation for the Latin ‘that is’ is inside an informal word for glasses. Gradually whisk in beer until batter is smooth or use a hand blender if preferred. The answer is firstly used as a noun and then as a verb. In the eighties Sports Day was always scalding hot ( in Ireland that is over 25 degrees ) ; today it reached 13 degrees .This Global Warming is a disappointing affair .I wonder if the weather in NZ has changed much in recent years. Someone noticed what looked like smoke coming from towards the back of the course. One thing that does seem to help for many is to alter the address in the search bar. Not a very good use of our time, I fear. Use any means available to you – electronic anagram solver, dictionaries (you should see my battery of crossword dictionaries, dictionary of idioms and so on) but most of all read the clue carefully – sometimes several times – and use Big Dave Cryptic Crosswords “The Usual Suspects”. Bart van Olphen has a gorgeous homemade fish and chips recipe. The Beer Fish & Chip Shop, Beer: See 426 unbiased reviews of The Beer Fish & Chip Shop, rated 4 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #9 of 14 restaurants in Beer. Great surface all round coupled with superb construction like 20a (Frenchman is up) or 19a (type that is) and many more. Not your brain then? handle can mean name (nounal meaning 5 in brb). I needed a few hints as I thought that was quite tricky. 3-4 tbsp of plain flour, to coat the fish. He’s all hopped up on shellfish and free ale…he always always writes letter circles. He just doesn’t like to admit it. Hold in low oven to keep warm while cooking the fish. I guess we will always get new bloggers talking about time spent. I still don’t always complete, and it always takes two sessions, one at breakfast, and then hopefully completing over lunch or tea, depending on the daily errand/chore list. Apr 1, 2015 - It’s hard to find good Fish and Chips, but it’s not hard to make good fish and chips! We have been very grateful to be able to light our fire and appreciate its cheery flames while we solve and blog the crossword. The normal excellence we come to expect every wednesday from this setter. 10a Answer supplied to previous Italian course (5) Hm. Best Fish & Chips in Langebaan, Saldanha Bay Municipality: Find 337 Tripadvisor traveller reviews of the best Fish & Chips and search by price, location, and more. Lovely stuff from Jay to brighten a baltic day on the moors. The Crossword Solver found 20 answers to the Tripe, fish and chips, finally beer (10) crossword clue. 4d     Servants need yen to be restricted by directions (7)LACKEYS : Two cardinal compass points surround the abbreviation for yen as a currency. With thanks to Jay and to the shivering Kiwis. While putting this together we had a call from a friend at the Golf Club. Very enjoyable, quite gentle. 10a     Answer supplied to previous Italian course (5)PASTA : A word meaning previous or happened earlier precedes the abbreviation for answer. Meanwhile winter has arrived here with a vengeance. Scrub the potatoes, chop lengthways into 2cm wedges, toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper, then arrange in a single layer on your largest roasting tray. Picking the perfect beer to go alongside fish and chips is tough but here's how to do it. A team of volunteers in wet weather gear had to turn out with chainsaws to clear it all away. All this follows a word for a need or shortage. I have never heard of beer in 1a being called that before but the answer was obvious! Let sit for 10 minutes. Liked the science clue 21a. Make a well in the centre of the mixture and whisk in the ale and vinegar. Fry the fish, turning once, until golden and crisp, about 3 to 4 minutes. I agree, a fun puzzle that has just the right amount of thought required. 24a      Paper put on record (8)DOCUMENT : A double definition. Best Seafood Restaurants in Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg: Find Tripadvisor traveller reviews of Johannesburg Seafood restaurants and search by price, location, and more. Guess I’m having a brain fog day, or perhaps a Jay Day, as I found this a struggle, after several good days. Chips: 1) In a Dutch oven, heat oil to 190C. 21a     Heat produced by converting coal runs island energy (7)CALORIE : An anagram (converting) of COAL and then three consecutive abbreviations – cricket runs, island and energy. Oh and ignore what Miffypops is saying about using a pencil for anagrams. I enjoy the challenge and try very hard not to “cheat” although my electronic thesaurus is my new best friend. Pat dry with paper towels, then season with salt and pepper. The Crossword Solver finds answers to American-style crosswords, British-style crosswords, general knowledge crosswords and cryptic crossword puzzles. Thanks Jay, great stuff. Thanks to Jay and also to the 2K’s whose weather doesn’t sound an awful lot different from ours really. Learnt a new word in 22a but best clue for me was 1a. We can finally buy beer on sundays in the southern us. All very exciting. 8 years ago. Many thanks to Jay and to 2kiwis for the hints. 14d was my favourite. Hello Very Tiny Dave. Cut potatoes lengthwise into ½-inch strips. Enter letters or a clue and click 'Find Anagrams' to find anagrams. Managed this all-on-my-owny-o but it took me ages…..9d was last in, though I’d twigged the meaning of “handle” from the start. I am not at all techie so can’t explain how this works. So many excellent clues to drool over, for once I’ll avoid picking any favourites as I enjoyed them all. (4)STEW : This method of cooking involves long slow simmering. I think using a thesaurus is really just a time issue for me. I got 9d with the help of cross checking letters but had to spend ages parsing it! (calculate amount according to the size of your pan) Allow approximately 150 g (5 oz) fish per person. My favourites were 1&30a. We think new solvers may be put off by reading other peoples’ solving times (though I doubt they’d be put off by mine). Heat oil in a deep fat fryer or a deep-sided sauté pan to 175 °C (350 °F). Learning, remembering, and enjoying the experience are the prerequisites. Nice mix of relatively straightforward and some head scratchers. I made 1d to be COPE, which is according to the OED “a long cloak ecclesiastics in processions” made up from the P of penance placed in the abbreviation for the Church of England COE. Very enjoyable but on the difficult side. 3d     Surge catching east wind (5)WEAVE : A surge that might be seen at the beach contains the abbreviation for East. 13a     Skilful student having been accepted for pottery (5)DELFT : The abbreviation for a learner is inside a word meaning skilful. Fun puzzle – I most liked 5d (I thought it was clever to come up with an interesting surface for a fairly mundane answer), 19a (type that is wearing glasses), 25d (home treatment offers..), 24a I imagine the two parts of the clue are closely related. Husband is hoarder, I am discarder, so he doesn’t like me looking speculatively at him when I’m particularly annoyed. Many thanks to Jay and Ksquared for a great blog as always. Thanks to Jay and to the 2Kiwis, keep warm! Beer battered fish: 1) Preheat oven to 110C/Gas 1/4. Heat oil in a large pan. Such was the high quality of today’s puzzle that it’s hard to believe that Jay can deliver anything better, although I hope he’ll certainly not stop trying! Thanks to Jay and also our 2Ks – I’m sure you will understand that UK-ers are likely to offer little sympathy over your wintry conditions! For reasons I can’t explain I struggled with a number of these clues but got there in the end (thanks to the 2Ks). Nice to see everyone at the George yesterday, but this was made more difficult, due to the Parliament Bar having darkbulbs instead of lightbulbs. I see nothing untoward in Jane’s first line. Investigation showed that a big pine tree had been struck by lightning, split in half and set on fire. Dutch your solving times will be be halved if you just solve the puzzle without holding a detailed inquest upon every clue. Solved looking out over The Carrick Roads before Crab sandwiches at The Nare Hotel. What I would expect from a Jay puzzle, very enjoyable and a good challenge. The usual Wednesday excellence that warmed me up after cycling home in the cold and rain Ingredients The Fish. 1. Ain’t life grand. For the triple-cooked chips: 1.2kg maris pipers, cut into 1cm thick chips, soaked in a bowl of cold water for 10 mins 1l groundnut oil Sea salt. My wife and I spent several hours managing five clue answers. Welcome from us too both John Cooper and Twixie. I am also a retired language teacher – TEFL and French – and all I can say to you is do not lose heart! Hope for better tomorrow. Our local one did excellent fish and chips, with just a hint of something oriental where the aroma of spices had flavoured the batter. A greater incidence of weather extremes at both the colder and warmer ends of the spectrum while statistics tell us that the average seasonal temperatures are steadily increasing year by year. & had a smile at 14d. I also arrived at COPE for 1d, being the source letters from ‘Of Penance’ contained within the abbreviation for the Church of England, CE. Good morning all. Carefully add to the oil. Reasonably straightforward, but not overly enjoyable for me (sorry Jay), and completed comfortably before lights out last night – **/**. I never did get 9d, never even got close. Yes, a great puzzle for a Wednesday. Good to have you on board. Not sure what to make of your first line Jane. Method. For the beer batter: 250ml beer 200g plain flour, plus extra for drudging the fish 5g fresh yeast 1 free-range egg yolk Pinch sugar. Surely 26d does not stand on its own but rather the animal is used to describe a type of party. Drain on kitchen paper, then chill for at least another hour (or as long as you can leave them) until completely cold. Cod, haddock, pollock, whiting, catfish. This included prime cod (220-290g), lots of thick-cut chips, pots of homemade mushy peas and tartare sauce, a bottle of beer and a cup of tea. Beer Battered Fish and Chips There are several flavor bridges and complementary elements between Stella Artois and fish and chips. My childhood memories are of the 50's and again it was a case of always the same meal on a set night of the week. There wasn’t anything too difficult and 1a was a great way to start. Working in batches, dip the fish strips in the batter to coat evenly. Thanks to our antipodean friends for their lovely blog….. If you are an amateur radio enthusiast, your ‘handle’ is the identifier which you go by, essentially your name. Like Hanni above, it’s good to see some new commenters joining our numbers. All very enjoyable, my favourite part being 27a. One of his followers … So, I made this before Lent started and won’t have it again during lent…because, believe it … Welcome. Cheers. 22a     Everybody playing trusts this, oddly (5)TUTTI : Alternate letters from two words in the clue. 28a     Taking offence (5)THEFT : The crime of somebody who steals. canola oil (for deep frying) Sea salt. The Crossword Solver found 20 answers to the. Well I obviously won’t say , but considerably shorter than it used to be. Last in was 24a, perhaps I’m getting over my double definition phobia Was 2*/4* for me. Breezed through this one but, as always with Jay, thoroughly enjoyed the ride. In some areas of the country, ‘handle’ is slang for name, and the answer is the process of getting a new name. Once again there are no words MP…unbelievable. What am I missing – 9d was obvious but where does “handle” come into it? I am French by the way and since discovering this wonderful blog I have progressed in leaps and bounds. Keep at it!. Thanks also to the setter. Published: 31 Jul 2016 . Make a well in centre of flour. I am humbled. Favourite was 19a. Thanks to 2Kiwis and Jay. Put that pencil down, anagrams are an exercise in mental dexterity. Our best advice would be to keep following this site and working out from the hints how each clue is put together. I got slightly hung up on using carol, in 30a, as a noun rather than the verb it had to be. A restaurant chef has created a ‘substantial meal’ with a twist, encorporating fish, chips and mushy peas into a pie. 8d was my favourite. I am a retired language teacher, and regard myself as reasonably good at crosswords. Jay rarely fails to produce a top puzzle for us on a Wednesday, and this was certainly another in a long line of enjoyable and eminently solvable grids. Firstly Stella Artois can actually be used in the cooking stage, with Stella Artois' carbonation adding a lovely lightness to the batter and also a slight cracker and nutty flavours to the dish. So when I read some of your contributors saying it’s too easy sometimes, my advice to them is stop moaning, get on with the toughie and remember that there are probably 99% of Telegraph crossword solvers who never write to your blog and find every puzzle a demanding challenge every day. 2) Fry potatoes until golden brown, roughly 10 minutes removing with a slotted spoon or spider. 60 per cent sounds pretty good to me. 30a my favourite by far. Virtually every beer-battered fish recipe looks crispy coming out of the fryer, and some even stay crispy for a few minutes, but then the inevitable sogginess sets in. Completely flummoxed by 3d and 10a …until I saw the hints. I have been doing this crossword for many years and it was only after we found this blog did my solving rate go up. Fry the chips in small batches for around 5 minutes or until they have a light crust – you don’t want them to brown yet. 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