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Independent 6477 / Phi Pleasant stroll

Posted by tilsit on July 20th, 2007

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Solving Time: 19 minutes

Another reliable enjoyable puzzle from Phi.  Nothing too taxing today, although 4 across held me up for a little while.  Not too many anagrams today, either.

ACROSS  * = ANAGRAM    CD =  CRYPTIC DEFINITION  (R) = REVERSAL

1  PLUS  P + LUS(T)   “and” is the definition!
4  CIRCA A CRIC(K) /  (R)
7  DIDO  Refused to work =  Did 0  Nothing
9  OMERTA The Mafia code of honour.  ROME* + TA
10 SPYGLASS S(TO)P Y(OUN)G + LASS
11 TEENAGER TEE + REGAN (R)
12 NOT BAD TBA  in NOD
13 FORBIDDEN FRUIT   CD
16 TAKE FOR GRANTED  TAKE FOR + GRANT + ED
18 AFRICA A + FR + I CA
20 TREATISE   A + ITS* in TREE (plane, etc.)
22 COUPERIN COUP + ERIN
23 NORWAY NO WAY + E
24 KNOT  Two defs. 
25 STAYS        Two defs
26 LUKE   (F)LUKE

DOWN
2  LUMME LUM + ME
3  SPRINGBOK SPRING + B + OK
4  CHARGÉ D’AFFAIRES CHARGED + AFFAIRES
5  RESERVE Two defs
6  ANYONE FOR TENNIS  Two CR DEFS
7  DELFT L in DEFT
8  DISMANTLE MEND TAILS*
15 UNNATURAL    U (Core of bUm) + N + NATURAL
17 ROTUNDA TUN in ROD + A
19 INPUT Hidden reverse answer
21 SWANK SWAN + K

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