Fifteensquared

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Independent 6389 by Glow-worm – Shapely

Posted by nmsindy on April 9th, 2007

nmsindy.

Themed in line with recent Indy trends. Very pleasing puzzle.

Solving time: 20 mins

* = anagram

ACROSS

1 OVAL OFFICE In the White House off-ice (less likely to slip)

10 S HAP E The theme. SE = South East i.e. Home Counties. You’ll see it a lot

15 QUICK SAND

19 A MISS

23 ENGLISH (shingle)* CHAN (N) EL

27 I (NFLUEN) CE (funnel)* ice = diamonds

30 ECHO Lizard = gecko so with the g off “non-crested” it sounds like echo

31 CROSS (i.e. shape) ROADS (Dora’s)*

DOWN

2 A PART (Trap “overturned”)

3 OB (old boy = former pupil) ELISK (likes)*

4 F AMI LIARS

7/28 LOO FAH

9 F(E)ASTS

14 SQUARE MILE Miles Kington “footloose” Not seen this used before for taking last letter off.

16 I CING “sing” Liked that.

17 DEATHLESS Was afraid there would be one of the those recently appearing pop music references that I’m not too familiar with, but no – Slade is just part of the “anagram fodder” (Slade the s = second)*

20 SKI-RUN (Ruskin)*

21 HONOR US spelling of Honour

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