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Independent 6479 by Tees

Posted by bensand on July 23rd, 2007

bensand.
Across
1 LOTHARIO – T + HARI in LOO
10 COMIC – COSMIC minus S (close to tears)
11 SEA URCHIN – SEA(U)RCH + IN
16 DONKEY – DON + KEY
26 ENNUI – “LENNON PUT IT” with odd letters removed
27 EVEN SO – stEVENSOn
28 MASTERLY – MAST + EARLY without the A for are. A is short for are, the metric land measure. Seems like an abbreviation that would be more at home in the advanced cryptics than the weekday crosswords to me
 
Down
2 TAMIL – TA(M)IL
6 BARGAIN BASEMENT – Seller is homophone for cellar, this clue made me laugh although it was fairly easy
7 ASHMOLEAN – (HAS)* + MO + LEAN
17 IDENTITY – I DEITY around NT
19 DUNCAN – King from Macbeth and a dun is a horse of that colour
20 LORETTA – (ARISTOTLE)* without IS
21 TSETSE – transmitter is part of the definition so it’s SETS in T(RE)E

2 Responses to “Independent 6479 by Tees”

  1. Wil Ransome says:

    SEA URCHIN (11A)

    Why is this a creature under test?

  2. Paul B says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_urchin

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