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Independent on Sunday 925 by Quixote

Posted by nmsindy on November 8th, 2007

nmsindy.

Mostly fairly straightforward, I found, but some tricky clues.   Solving time: 18 mins.

Notes on some clues below – happy to explain others if asked.

ACROSS

11 RED EEM    Definition is ‘deliver’    claret = red and final letters ‘latest’= of ‘the wine firm’

14 TIMEKEEPER    Time is the enemy.

19 ERENOW     Hidden.   Definition is ‘previously’    Only six (letters)  of wERE NO Women

DOWN

8 A CH IE VER(y)

12 PEN (I)CILLIN         Writin’ = pencillin’

15 SECOND ER   “Our present Queen is champion!”    Tip-top clue, my favourite in puzzle.  Champion = backer = seconder.    Queen Elizabeth II is second ER.

2 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 925 by Quixote”

  1. Testy says:

    Strictly speaking she isn’t the second ER (there were one or two Edwards before her)!

  2. Quixote says:

    That had actually occurred to me, but then I thought …

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