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Independent on Sunday 910 by Quixote – straightforward

Posted by nmsindy on July 26th, 2007

nmsindy.

Solving time: 14 mins

* = anagram

ACROSS

1 DOGS BODY

5 AV Authorised Version (of the Bible) EST (“is” in French) A. Texts from Zoroastrianism (or had you moved on to the next clue if you got it from the – friendly – wordplay?)

9 MEALTIME One o’clock

13 O CELL US It’s the eye.

14 AS RIGHT AS RAIN Any Mancunians dissatisfied with this, as not reflecting Met Office records etc, please contact the crossword editor, not me.

17 CALLED TO ORDER

21 TOP GEAR Surface reading relates to cricket. Cryptic to (1) headwear (bowler) and (2) driving a car.

22 HAPLESS CHAP “HAP-less” = C (1/4 of CHAP)

26 MEN AGE Do you have to remind us?

DOWN

1 DEMOCRAT (Tom cared)*

2 Gunter GRASS

3 BE (TT) ING

4 DOMINO THEORY (Oh no my editor)*

6 VERB ENA Three appropriate examples of verbs.

7 SIDE LINED

8 A GE (IS) M Not content with just 26!

15 RECEPTION r for d in deception

19 OP POSER

23 EDIT H H = henry, the SI unit of inductance, but all you need to remember for the future is H = henry. Convention permits the false capital.

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