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Independent 6627/Punk (12-01-08)

Posted by neildubya on January 18th, 2008

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Across
1 (MARIA FOLLOWING)*,E – WILLIAM OF ORANGE. “After the Reformation” is the anagram indicator so the capitalized R is more than a bit cheeky.
9 DUMB,FOUND – great definition (“stump”) but does “see” mean the same as “find”?
11 INGENUE – “genuine” with the IN moved.
14 CORPORATION – which is an informal or facetious word for “paunch”.
17 CONSUMPTION – great double definition clue: “Eating disorder…”
18 DIG – as is this: “…like mine”
20 TATA in RAT – RAT-A-TAT.
23 LAMINAR – the only way I can parse this is as R (last of “your”), ANIMAL (meat) reversed but that would make “reject” as the reversal indicator but “reject” doesn’t mean to reverse or turn something around so have I read this one wrongly?
26 REM (SINCE I)* – REMINISCE.
27 BED AND BREAKFAST – I guess that a “second” is a B here (second letter of the alphabet)
 
Down
2 LIME GREEN – a reference to the novelist Graham Greene and Harry Lime, a character in “The Third Man“, a film with a screenplay by Greene (who also a wrote a novella of the same name). Lime was played – famously – by Orson Welles. A brilliant film and possibly my favourite ever.
3 I, F in NUN
6 AI,SEC in RAIN – RAISE CAIN.
7 G in NUDE – “exposed” = in [the] NUDE.
8 EVERT,ON
15 O,AMM in RIFLE – ORIFLAMME always seems to crop up in crosswords, so much so that it’s the first thing I think of when I see “standard” in a puzzle.
17 CO,RN,COB
21 TUM,I’D – I liked “food processor” for TUM.
22 T,HR,[-y]OB
24 S in MINK

One Response to “Independent 6627/Punk (12-01-08)”

  1. Tramp says:

    Is ‘reject’ not meant to mean ‘send back’?

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