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Independent on Sunday 899 by Quixote

Posted by nmsindy on May 10th, 2007


Solving time: 15 mins

* = anagram


1 BACK Pleasing double definition


11 Don’t cast a CLOUT till May is out. Old proverb re clothes. Puzzle is first to appear in May

17 A MAL (Malachi – Book of the Bible) GAM (School of whales)

20 MOBILE LIBRARY Rider Haggard’s book She.

23 BOATLOADS More showing it’s a plural


1 BALA (Lake in Wales) C LAV = John ‘AS

2 a luna (moth) p (quiet – music) mac (Scotsman) all “climbing” to give CAMPANULA

6 Golf clubs Jeremy IRONS

9 S(C)HEM E Noah’s son Shem going round c = about with e = energy

13 LAID EYES ON (Isle one day)* Saw = definition “Sailing around” chosen as anagram indicator to fit the words

18 M (A LAB) AR Region of India

19 BELDAM cf Bedlam

20 MINOR “Miner” “This” child shows which of the two is the correct answer

21 EELS (h)EELS Cockneys dropping the initial h

2 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 899 by Quixote”

  1. says:

    despite it being the first word in the clue ‘She’, if it refers to a book title ought to be in quotes or italics. I agree that the clue is quite fun, but it still seems to me to be cheating a little, as if one put ‘west’ when referring to Mae West. You can add misleading capitals etc, but you shouldn’t omit necessary indications.

    Just my $0.02 worth.

  2. says:

    Fair point -and I thought about it when writing the clue, but once you use italics you rather give the game away! May I be forgiven -and may the Great Macnutt not turn in his grave!

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