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Independent 6547 by Dac

Posted by nmsindy on October 10th, 2007

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Solving time: 26 mins

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

1 TRI FACIAL “Try” Trifacial nerve

11 YORK Hidden

12 FELT TIP PEN

14/15 SMOKEY ROBINSON (Bono risks money)*

18/19 INTERNAL ORGANS  (A ring o’ lanterns)*     Has to be right, I think, but do not quite understand what seems a cryptic definition (lights) to go with the anagram.

23 BEA M (millions)

27 I (womaN) CHING

28 DOLLY Basil D’Oliveira

DOWN

3 A LAS(s)

4 ILKLEY (likely)*

6 CENT (1 LIT) RE

7 CHIMP Hidden

8 A PENNI (N)ES

13 F (EARLESS) LY

14 SAINTHOOD

16 STATES ID E

17 W (AR L) ORDS   RA< = artillery   l = length

20 (MINI-M)E From Austin Powers

22 (o)NE PAL pal = mate = china

24 MO GUL(f)

25 SCAD Dac’s<

4 Responses to “Independent 6547 by Dac”

  1. Big Joe says:

    Re: 18/19 INTERNAL ORGANS – I think the “lights” refers to the archaic term for lungs

  2. Wil Ransome says:

    6D: I can’t understand this. Why is “1 LIT” = “One books”? And anyway, is a centilitre really a drop to drink? It’s a drop of liquid, but does that make it something you should drink?

    Otherwise (and no doubt I’ve missed something and this is the best clue of the lot) the usual excellent fare from Dac. I think he’s not far short of Virgilius in his clue-writing.

  3. nmsindy says:

    CENTILITRE This was one of the last I solved. I think the wordplay is fine lit = literature = books one = 1 = I in accord with crossword convention.

    Thought a bit about definition, but, while it is very small (one-hundredth of a litre), you could drink it as you could any quantity of liquid, I guess.

    Agree with you re Dac.

  4. nmsindy says:

    PS re CENTILITRE ‘drop’ may be intended to indicate the smallness of the amount.

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