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Independent on Sunday 913 by Quixote

Posted by nmsindy on August 16th, 2007

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Solving time: 19 mins

* = anagram

ACROSS

1 T(RAJ)AN     A Roman Emperor       Raj = British rule in India

4 OBSERVER   A competing Sunday newspaper

9 COT    Short for cotangent – a trig function

10 CH (Companion of Honour) RON IC ALLY

14 NACRE   Hidden

15 (OVERSP) ILL   (proves)*

17 A(E)ROS PACE    Earth’s surface = its first letter in (soar)*

23 (w)INTER VIE W’ED

25 FLY (PAP) ER

26 SEVE(R)N

DOWN

1 T(he) ACT

3 A C-CRETE

5 BEND ONES ELBOW   (seen Don wobble)*

6 ES CAP ES    cap = put on a limit on.    Incoming = put it inside   e s  – first letters “repeatedly”.    Definition is ‘flights’

7 VALE (Latin for farewell) T

8 ROYAL FLUSH    From poker, the top five cards are honour cards

11 RADIO CAROLINE   (c – beginning to crackle) in (indoor aerial)*    Pirate Station from the 1960s.

16 I MP E DANCE    mezzo piano (mp)

21 KITTY   A kitten and the jack in bowls

22 SPIN(e)

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