Heat oil in a large pan. 4d     Servants need yen to be restricted by directions (7)LACKEYS : Two cardinal compass points surround the abbreviation for yen as a currency. 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. 2d     Slight gasp aired in uproar (9)DISPARAGE : An anagram (in uproar) of GASP AIRED. Best Fish & Chips in Beer, Seaton: Find 17,016 Tripadvisor traveller reviews of the best Fish & Chips and search by price, location, and more. Welcome to the blog Val. I think “others mostly” in 15a is a bit simplistic. What am I missing – 9d was obvious but where does “handle” come into it? Liked 1a. I missed the one and only lurker for ages. We don’t think we are the creme de la creme, but we do enjoy the puzzles and the community and we hope you will too. 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”. Ticks beside 30a plus 9&14d but absolute favourite has to be 1a – still smiling over that one. 2) Pour in the bottle of beer into a large bowl. What a difference a day makes I struggled with this one, finally putting in NE corner. Whisk in the remaining beer. A juicy puzzle from Jay so thanks to him. 1. Transfer to a kitchen towel-lined pan to drain. Thx to all. Not a very good use of our time, I fear. Thanks to Jay and also to the 2K’s whose weather doesn’t sound an awful lot different from ours really. 9d     Act on vote for mechanism legalising new handle (4,4)DEED POLL : A word meaning an act and one for a vote or plebiscite. I got 9d with the help of cross checking letters but had to spend ages parsing it! Cheers. 25d     Home treatment offers this measure (5)METRE : A lurker, hiding in the clue. Thank you to the 2Kiwis for elucidation from the Southern Hemisphere 😎. Surely 26d does not stand on its own but rather the animal is used to describe a type of party. Like Ora, I was stumped by 3d – not helped though by having ‘pasti’ for 10a….otherwise found it quite demanding but do-able…. I agree, a fun puzzle that has just the right amount of thought required. 22a is a new word for me, but once I had selected the alternate letters a quick Google search confirmed that they made up a ‘real’ word. 5 0. mle. Best Fish & Chips in Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Region: Find 2,882 Tripadvisor traveller reviews of THE BEST Fish & Chips and search by price, location, and more. What an interesting set of comments today and some new solvers ! Again the answers are not shielded – I hate to see the answer when I just want to bandy the clue around. IMHO “handle” usually refers to a title or decoration (which surely cannot be changed by 9d) rather more than a name however I rest my case! Thanks to Jay and to the 2Kiwis, keep warm! I enjoy the challenge and try very hard not to “cheat” although my electronic thesaurus is my new best friend. 1a     Tripe, fish and chips, finally beer (10)CODSWALLOP : A variety of fish, then the last letter of chips and a slang word for beer. 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. Method. Welcome to the blog David. The answer is firstly used as a noun and then as a verb. 15a     Works out, seeing others mostly surrounding a lad (7)REASONS : A from the clue and a male offspring are inside a word that describes the ‘others’ once its last letter has been removed. Meanwhile winter has arrived here with a vengeance. While putting this together we had a call from a friend at the Golf Club. 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. I am not at all techie so can’t explain how this works. 22a     Everybody playing trusts this, oddly (5)TUTTI : Alternate letters from two words in the clue. (4)STEW : This method of cooking involves long slow simmering. If we are the creme de la creme of anything then heaven help the rest. Heat oil (2 to 3 inches or enough to cover) in deep fryer or Dutch oven to 375. Chambers allows COE for Council of Europe but not Church of England which is normally abbreviated to CE. Favourite was 19a. Someone noticed what looked like smoke coming from towards the back of the course. My favourites were 1&30a. Yummy! It went nicely with my morning cappuccino! Many thanks indeed to Mr. Mutch for the superb entertainment and to the 2Ks for their review. Reasonably straightforward, but not overly enjoyable for me (sorry Jay), and completed comfortably before lights out last night – **/**. I also arrived at COPE for 1d, being the source letters from ‘Of Penance’ contained within the abbreviation for the Church of England, CE. Use whatever you need to get an answer but do try to remember what you learn so you rely less and less upon artificial aids. Many thanks to Jay and to 2kiwis for the hints. 1a made me laugh and came a close second. The Crossword Solver found 20 answers to the Tripe, fish and chips, finally beer (10) crossword clue. 1 cup flour, seasoned with salt and pepper Vegetable Oil for deep frying. Lovely stuff from Jay to brighten a baltic day on the moors. Hope for better tomorrow. Today is just dawning and looks to be a little better than yesterday but a strong wind is still blowing. Solved looking out over The Carrick Roads before Crab sandwiches at The Nare Hotel. I am humbled. 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. Cut potatoes lengthwise into ½-inch strips. So elegant when the different indicators blend in so well in the clues. It is a real pleasure to see new people joining in. 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. Click the answer to find similar crossword clues. On Barry's recent visit to River Cottage he caught some pollock which he's made into a delicious beer battered dish with Gill's help. All the talk about the goings on at The George have been reminding us of the great time we had exactly a year ago when we, quite by chance, were able to be at the event and meet so many of you. Thanks to the Ks and Jay 2*/4* The clues were a bit blurry this morning, which made it harder. 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!! I see nothing untoward in Jane’s first line. Nice one for a Wed. One of his followers … Good luck. The two with the greatest appeal for us are 1a, because it made us laugh and 30a because it so accurately describes one of us. Very enjoyable, quite gentle. If it starts https change this to just http . 2) Fry potatoes until golden brown, roughly 10 minutes removing with a slotted spoon or spider. Sea salt and ground black pepper. I guess we will always get new bloggers talking about time spent. Thanks RD and others. 27a     Sorry to repeat visit (4,5)COME AGAIN : Double definition. Beer Battered Fish and Chips There are several flavor bridges and complementary elements between Stella Artois and fish and chips. Thanks to Jay and good morning to our 2kiwis. Angel, “handle” is a slang term for one’s name. ***/**** and I just love Jay’s artful clues ! “What holds most new solvers up is reading the clues”. 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. 3-4 tbsp of plain flour, to coat the fish. So, I made this before Lent started and won’t have it again during lent…because, believe it … brb suggests it is: A team of volunteers in wet weather gear had to turn out with chainsaws to clear it all away. First in was 1d after nothing across on pass one. The normal excellence we come to expect every wednesday from this setter. With thanks to Jay and to the shivering Kiwis. Lv 4. Interestingly enough, often some of us struggle while others sail through the same crossword! For the chips: 2lbs waxy potatoes, cut into chips. Thanks to the Kiwis and Jay. Welcome. Thanks to Jay and 2Kiwis. 16d     Genuine refined oil in rag (8)ORIGINAL : An anagram (refined) of OIL IN RAG. ***/***. Just your index finger. 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. Investigation showed that a big pine tree had been struck by lightning, split in half and set on fire. Finishing is what counts. I guess the Lenten season got us craving some delicious fish dishes. is that how it works? Good morning all. canola oil (for deep frying) Sea salt. 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. Method. I think using a thesaurus is really just a time issue for me. The usual Wednesday excellence that warmed me up after cycling home in the cold and rain Your continued belief in my propriety is much appreciated. Hope you continue to find this challenging and enjoyable. Drain on kitchen paper, then chill for at least another hour (or as long as you can leave them) until completely cold. Like genuinely, I made fish and chips beer-battered cod with twice-cooked chips and a homemade tartare sauce to be exact." 8d was my favourite. 8d     Testing area of curve on subway? 8 years ago. Last in was 24a, perhaps I’m getting over my double definition phobia Was 2*/4* for me. Learning, remembering, and enjoying the experience are the prerequisites. 5d     Neglected poor two-timed wife going off (7)OMITTED : An anagram (poor) of TwO-TIMED once the abbreviation for wife has been removed. Gradually whisk in beer until batter is smooth or use a hand blender if preferred. 28a     Taking offence (5)THEFT : The crime of somebody who steals. Hello from me Very Tiny Dave, as others have said I wouldn’t get hung up on solving times. Beer battered crispy cod with perfect double cooked chips and minty mushy peas. Another weather related thing to report. I’m really glad to hear you’re on the mend – may things continue to progress nice and swiftly in that direction. Putting the words to lights – crossword clues explained in plain English, + – + – + – + – + – + – + – +, BD Rating – Difficulty **– Enjoyment ****. We can finally buy beer on sundays in the southern us. Like Hanni above, it’s good to see some new commenters joining our numbers. Hold in low oven to keep warm while cooking the fish. Very good but tricky, I thought, so at least 3* for difficulty and 4* for enjoyment. For the fish: 4 x 180g cod fillets, skin removed Sea salt flakes Picked up after that but eventually came to a grinding halt. Welcome to the blog, Twixie. Your “hints and tips” brigade are the “crème de la crème”, the crossword elite. Monday - cold roast meat with chips, peas, gravy (laundry day so no time for proper cooking) Tuesday - Liver and onions with mashed potato and maybe carrots. Thanks Jay, great stuff. 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. 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. I needed a few hints as I thought that was quite tricky. I wasn’t around here yesterday evening, but let me now add my best wishes too. I’m definitely not in the “Read &Write” club. I am French by the way and since discovering this wonderful blog I have progressed in leaps and bounds. 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. 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