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Independent on Sunday 928 by Quixote

Posted by nmsindy on November 29th, 2007

nmsindy.

A St Andrew’s Day theme in the appropriate week. One or two tricky clues, but I found it fairly easy overall. Solving time: 16 mins.

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

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

9 INCUS “Cups may be made of soft bone here” I think it’s saying you get cups if you put p = soft in cus. It’s a bone in the middle ear.

13 SAINT ANDREW (was at dinner)* Surface suggesting not too saintly behaviour.

17 (Andrew) LLOYD WEBBER Pleasingly linked with the above (Well-bred boy)*

DOWN

8 ES TEEM meet< Tu es (in French) = Thou art – not my favourite crossword ploy

15 A BE (R DEE) N Scottish flower = Scottish river = something that flows. And it’s not just DEE but R = River DEE if I’ve read it right.

19 HAR (LE) M Tricky with natural syntax reversed = was looking for a synonym of ‘distress’ at first.

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