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Independent on Sunday 945 by Quixote (Easter 23 Mar 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on March 27th, 2008

nmsindy.

Slowed up by 7 down which was new to me and had to look for help even when I’d all the crossing letters and knew it was an anagram. Solving time, 25 mins.

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

1 SLATED deta(i)ls<

5 PECK Double definition – an old measure of dry goods

9 PROCRASTINATOR (Air transport co)* Nothing to do with what might happen on Easter Monday as the clue misleadingly suggested.

11 EASTERTIDE (dire estate)*

12 S NAG

14 RE-PROVE

15 M (INAR) ET (rain)*

16 VERBE (N) A (beaver)* N = end (last letter) of green

18 GALL (IV) ANT IV = 4 in Roman numerals

20 TA-TA Territorial Army

21 HE S (I) TATION

23 VLAD THE IMPALER (D – origin i.e. first letter of Dracula lethal vampire)* &lit, I guess

24 IRIS(h)

25 RAT I (O) N O = egg Bizarre surface

DOWN

2 LORDS SPIRITUAL (Pious RRs – it’d all)*

3 TICK E D OVER

4 D (RAF T) EE

5 POTS DAM (mad stop)< In 1945 (end of WWII)

6 C(r)ANE

7 ET IN ARCADIA EGO (eradication age)*

8 F RIGHT

10 (c)LEAR

13 UNPLEASANT (annual pest)*

16 V OT I’VE Old Testament

17 AGELESS Stage less age = st (saint) i.e. ageless stage

18 GRIMMER Glimmer with R (right) for L (left) (one side ousting another). The ‘here’ showed which was correct, I think, as that changed letter was not confirmed by inclusion in an across entry.

19 T(a)INT

22 STAR hidden

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