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Independent on Sunday 933 by Quixote

Posted by nmsindy on January 3rd, 2008

nmsindy.

The usual pleasing fare from Quixote in the final IoS puzzle of the year. I found it fairly easy, solving time, 15 mins.

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

* = anagram

ACROSS

10 S (CO) URGES

11 DENTISTS CHAIR patienT in (scared in this)*

13 FA (N) T ASIA Asia = country collection

16 LI (CH) GATE

18 SHIRLEY TEMPLE US child film star of the 1930s, later diplomat, politician. There’s a Shirley, near Birmingham, England.

21 IBERIS    Of which candytuft is an example “maybe” – Iberia’s “lacking a”.

DOWN

19 LIVID (devilish)* less the letters of “he’s”. Unusual but fair – indicated by ‘terribly’

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