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Independent 6385 by Dac Heath Ledger strikes again

Posted by nmsindy on April 4th, 2007

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After this actor was used by Mordred on Monday, I put him into my memory bank, but he’s there again on his 28th birthday as the Indy recorded today. He stars in Brokeback Mountain (15 across) whose director is Ang Lee.

Solving time: 17 mins

* = anagram

1 CAPON Al Capone less the East End

4 PLAINTIFF “Plane” Tiff

11 I C (ELAN) D

13 QUEUE Brilliant

15 ANGLE Director briefly (see intro)

17 F LAME NCO

20 KARACHI Hidden

24 PIECEMEAL “Peace” (meal)*

25 GiELGud IN

DOWN

1 C(R)ABBY r = run (cricket)

2 P (A LOOK)A

3 NOVE(mber) LETTE(r) Thirty days hath November 30/2 = 15

5 A CHRISTMAS CAROL – Charles Dickens Super clue

6 MusiciaN APPEared

13 QUEENCAKE

14 BACKS TOP

16 GAROTTE (Great to)* It is a length of wire, as well as a way of killing

21 C (HL) OE The athlete Sebastian, turned politician

2 Responses to “Independent 6385 by Dac Heath Ledger strikes again”

  1. says:

    I liked the use of Ang Lee in 15ac, though I appreciate not everyone will have heard of him.

    I also liked the ambiguity of 1 across. It could be read as removing the easternmost letter or the E(ast) on the end.

    Getting NOVE(mber) from 15 days might have benefited from a question mark. It also throws up possibilities for April (6,12,18, and 24 days), June (15 days only), and September (10 or 20 days). It’s a good job 31 is a prime!

  2. says:

    I’m not sure about this 15 days business, don’t think I would have worked that out in a month of Sundays (no doubt that’s a clue for something or other).

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