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Independent 6427/Dac

Posted by bensand on May 23rd, 2007

bensand.

A quickish and crossword and a quickish blog as I have to get back to finish some work! Not absolutely sure about 15 across so if anyone’s got a better answer or explanation then be my guest!

Across
5 CONFAB – CON + FAB
13 SINGLE FILE – File of old records = singles (don’t singles still exist?)
15 POSTURERS – Not sure about this. It would be POSTERS for pin-ups around UR for word of hesitation and POSTURERS as how pin-ups may be viewed?
17 OXEYE – OX + EYE (sounds like I)
20 TELESCOPE – (PETE COLES)*
22 SILHOUETTE – Cryptic definition
27 TRIODES – (I STORED)* A new word for me but as diode is perfectly familiar there was no need to hesitate
29 SATIRE – SAT(URDAY) IRE
30 VEHEMENT – VE(HE-MEN)T
 
Down
2 NEWNESS – needs another W to give 2 of each of north, south, east and west
6 ON THE HOUSE – roof slates usually are…
8 BELVEDERE – (BE REVE{A}LED)*
15 PARASITES – (EAST PARIS)*
16 SOLITAIRE – I’m not familiar with Andy Williams work but a few letters made it inevitable
19 PALMIST – CD
25 BREST – B + REST
26 RITE – R(IT)E, nice &lit

2 Responses to “Independent 6427/Dac”

  1. says:

    I’d difficulty with 15 ac too, while finally settling for POSTURERS without quite knowing why. I think your explanation may be correct – I thought posers might be part of the build-up but you could not then explain the T.

  2. says:

    I assumed that POSTERS were pinned up items!

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