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Independent on Sunday 895 by Quixote – Easter

Posted by nmsindy on April 12th, 2007

nmsindy.

Another pleasing puzzle from Quixote on Easter Sunday, with appropriate references.

Solving time: 11 mins

ACROSS

9 I M (A GIN) E Quixote = me

11 CAR (PEN) TER Jimmy Carter “gets writer to eat” i.e. put pen into it. Chips = carpenter

12 ST ONE 26 down is ROLL. This refers to the Resurrection where the stone was rolled away from the tomb (New Testament)

15 D EN(OUNCE) D Nice use of gaining as a containing indicator

16 EASTER GREETINGS (see restraint egg)* Happily returned by this reviewer.

20 POLE MISTS

24 P ANTS

27 P RELATE Marriage counsellors. By coincidence also used by Nimrod this week.

28 REL I EVE Adam and Eve, who ate the forbidden fruit.

DOWN

1 DISC LOSE

2 ‘Bomber’ HARRIS Controversial for his role in the policy of bombing Germany in WWII. Southern part of the island of Lewis (Scotland).

3 RISE A nice hidden clue

4 HEP TAD

7 MO (ROCk) CAN The Rock of Gibraltar

14 THERMOSTAT t in (mother sat)*

17 JD S(AL)INGER US writer and Al Jolson, singer and also actor who was in the first talking picture.

26 ROLL Double definition, thematically linked to 12 across

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