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Independent 6296/Dac

Posted by neildubya on 20th December 2006

neildubya.

More quality cluemanship from Dac.

Across
6 hidden in “riCE REAlly”.
10 O,I,GIRL<
11 YO,SEMITE – I guess this is a reference to George Bush’s infamous “Yo Blair!” comment.
12 (EACH HIPS)*
13 MEDICK – “medic”. I’d never heard of this plant but with M?D?C? I had a guess.
15 HEN in ACE
23 A in ACHE,N or ACHE in A,N – not sure which. Does “visit” indicate going in something or around something? Answers on a postcard please?
24 SERGEANT – (GETS NEAR)*. A reference to the character in the Hardy novel, “Far from the Madding Crowd”. I’ve read this, but ages ago now so I couldn’t have told you which novel it was from but I had a vague recollection of a Sergeant Troy from somewhere or other.
Down
2 T(wit),OFFISH – nice clue with a good surface reading.
3 (REFER A CAT)*
4 N in (PLACE FOREIGNER)*
5 DIP, “tick”
7 HE in RUM
16 LAUD in CIA – CIA is an abbreviation worth remembering as it often proves very useful to setters.
17 CREDITS – double definition.

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Guardian 23,954/Quantum – CD hits a sour note

Posted by loonapick on 20th December 2006

loonapick.

Solving time – 10 minutes – would have been under 5 if I’d realised what what was going on in the middle “column” of the grid.

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