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Independent on Sunday 940 by Quixote (17 Feb 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on February 21st, 2008

nmsindy.

I found this a little harder than usual from Quixote. Solving time: 27 mins.

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

< = reversed * = anagram

ACROSS

9 GATEMAN Nametag< Good misleading definition “Traffic controller”

10 NUPTIA L(ad) (put in a)* ad = notice

15 M ILK BAR ilk = type mbar = millibar

21 AC (CURS) T

22 MO NIKE R

DOWN

1 PORT V ALE Football League team. ‘drunk’ is a containment indicator for the v = very

3 MEAN Double definition

5 A SPIRE

7 Desperate DAN (from Dandy comic) GER MAN

13 C (EPHAS) (shape)* A name in another language for St Peter, I think, so this is an &lit

20 LA (R) NE In Northern Ireland, associated in particular with the short Larne- Stranraer crossing to Scotland.

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