Fifteensquared

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Independent on Sunday 893 by Quixote – Quite easy

Posted by nmsindy on March 29th, 2007

nmsindy.

No particular problem with this one, with the two longest words in the centre coming straightaway from the definitions.

Solving time: 12 mins

ACROSS

1 P SHAW The playwright George Bernard Shaw

2 E (C) LECTIC The last I solved. Definition is “broad” Electric = thrilling less r = right around c = Conservative

11 FILER Hidden reversal “In retrospect it’s a bit of”

21 UN (a foreign i.e. French for a) RAVEL (the composer)

23 O (B) S CURE Good misleading context. Definition is “cloak” very big = OS outsize (crossword staple) B = black. CURE with accent removed is the priest

25 TEENS Every second letter of “These ones” i.e. “regularly dropping out” and a nice &lit. to go with it.

26 S (US PIC) ION Sion = Zion

27 DISTRESS D (500 in Roman numerals) for M (1000) in Mistress

DOWN

5 CUP (Cambridge University Press) PA (Personal Assistant)

6 E (o)FFEND I A crossword word – because of the final I – title of respect (Turkish)

8 C (‘ARRY) ALL Cockney = take away the initial h

14 IN (Jules VERNE) “starts to” Scandalise Some

15 A L (EH = what) OUSE

16 A DIV(I)SOR

19 DI’S MISS

24 U (Superior = upper class) NI(x)ON

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