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Independent 6429 by Phi – hearing and speaking

Posted by nmsindy on May 25th, 2007

nmsindy.

A little trickier than normally for Phi.

Solving time: 22 mins

ACROSS

1 B LOW

2 HIGH SEAS ON

10 RATS  Star reversed

11 ERUPTION   i in not pure – all reversed

19 ODESSA  Reverse hidden

24 ROCK PIG EON  (one)*

25 EGG AND DART   New to me – a typical ornamental feature

26 SOD A   Good

DOWN

2 L U X(times as in multiplication tables) OR

3 WHIS PERE D  (wish)*  ‘d = had briefly

7 A PR(priest) IL

14 O VERD O I NG    Verdi  O = ring  NG = no good

16 C (LEAVe) AGES

22 Edwin DROOD   Door reversed

4 Responses to “Independent 6429 by Phi – hearing and speaking”

  1. says:

    Note the appearance of two composers on cols 1 and 15.

  2. says:

    Indeed there are – BEETHOVE/N SMETANA. I missed that, which would have sped up solving.

  3. says:

    Didn’t know Smetana couldn’t speak. Did you?

  4. says:

    I did not – so it’s just as well these puzzles can be solved without getting the theme, though to appreciate it all will give extra pleasure.

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