Fifteensquared

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Independent on Sunday by Quixote 912

Posted by nmsindy on August 9th, 2007

nmsindy.

The usual excellent offering by Quixote.

Solving time: 20 mins

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

1 COUSCOUS Cousin “less in” “repeatedly” “On account of” seems to be a link, which is a bit unusual.

9 THE OTHER WOMAN (home heart won’t)* Excellent surface.

10 POST OFF ICE

12 NE ED Good surface reading using the local mode of expression.

13 D EVA From Eastern religion.

15 ANGL (OP HON) E Hon = honorary i.e. unpaid

16 PHOTOGRAPH Cryptic definition

19 LO (B) O Mexican wolf

21 STOP

22 RETROGRADE step = pets reversed (good)

25 A DROIT(e) French drive on the right droit = right in French , ignoring accents a droite is on the right

27 EU (our community – European Union) LOG I ST Definition is “I praise”

DOWN

2 O U T(C)OME

3 SW(E)AT Any one else looking for a h = hard. Excellent clue.

4 OUT OF DANGER (garden)* You could get garden out of danger

5 S(KEW)ING

6 PAW(n) Paw = handle vb n = knight (chess) staying with the chess context

7 EMMENTHAL (Me Lent ham)*

8 CAN’T E’EN

14 ANTI PAST O

17 HO (THEA) D

20 BOD EGAS sage<

21 RUIN G(ood)

25 LET tel (telephone)<

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