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Independent on Sunday 932 by Quixote (23/12/2007)

Posted by nmsindy on December 27th, 2007

nmsindy.

A special Christmas offering from Quixote, the main theme being the use of a well-known Christmas item in its role as an anagram indicator. Once seen, solving was very fast. Solving time: 14 mins.

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

* = anagram

ACROSS

18 CONCERTI (One critic less i)* A less common plural of concerto than concertos. Excellent surface reading.

23 DI (woman) VANS (vehicles for transporting)

24 ALBERTAN (let a barn)* Prairies in Alberta, Canada

DOWN

1 PAR (R O) T r = runs (cricket) O = round

17 CONTRA ST

22 C HANTS

One Response to “Independent on Sunday 932 by Quixote (23/12/2007)”

  1. Colin Blackburn says:

    I thought this was an excellent puzzle for Christmas though once the theme was out it fell very quickly. Who’d have thought there were so many pairs of words from the letters CHRISTMAS?

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