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Independent 6675 by Nestor

Posted by nmsindy on March 14th, 2008

nmsindy.

I’d the privilege of meeting Nestor briefly at the Listener setters’ dinner on the day this puzzle appeared.  I told him I’d struggled with it on the train, but I think he assured me the Nestor puzzles were quite easy!

Solving time:  68 mins.    As always with Nestor, perhaps  partly reflecting not growing up in the UK, a very different and innovative approach.

Not a fully thought out blog but happy to step in for Neildubya

ACROSS

1 BULL(y)INGDON CLUB

10 EX HUMER(i)

11 NO CAN DO   cf Knockand0

13 EL AND    Elevated railway in the US.    New approach to that crossword regular!

14 E VER SO   Verso

15 FORSOOTH (indeed), I think, but not understood    “Sooty friend enters so as to be revealed indeed”

20 KIPPER   “Cure occupant of bed?”    !!!

26 TOUS LES

27 V AMP(I)RE   cf ampere

28 YO URE TELL ING ME    y o (meringue)*   not sure about tell = ‘poker player’s weakness’ it seems

DOWN

2 (l) UN (H IN) GE

4 NER (U) D  A

8 BLOODTHIRS TIER   (orbits hold)*

16 SPI (DER MA) N

19 SE PP UK U    My last entry (appropriately enough)

21 PRE M (I) UM   Pre-mum!

22 SNIVEL   Levin’s<  I think

3 Responses to “Independent 6675 by Nestor”

  1. Geoff says:

    15ac: Difficult for anyone not growing up in the UK! “Sooty friend” is SOO (panda friend of the bear in the TV children’s series featuring glove puppets); in FORTH this gives FORSOOTH

  2. Paul B says:

    15 looks like SOO (Sooty the glove puppet’s girlfriend) in adverbial FORTH.

    Don’t know whether you’re asking about KIPPER – if so, it’s a dd with vb and ‘one having a kip’.

  3. Testy says:

    A poker player’s “tell” is the habit they display, unconsciously, e.g. a nervous twitch, a tapping of the fingers etc., that might give away whether or not they are bluffing.

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