Fifteensquared

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Independent on Sunday 936 by Quixote (20/01/2008)

Posted by nmsindy on January 24th, 2008

nmsindy.

Some unusual words made this one a little harder for me than some recently from Quixote.

Solving time, 21 mins

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

* = anagram

ACROSS

12 OLD SA RUM (sold a)*

18 EL (OP) EMENTS Elements = bread and wine (from Christian service).

19 (g) O SLO (w) Extreme members = outside letters

DOWN

5 SPHALERITE (earth piles)*

8 SEPTUAGESIMA (I put a message)* 3rd Sunday before Lent – the day the puzzle appeared. Definition = today

17 HEN E QU(e)EN

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