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Independent 6692 Phi / Weekend Warm Up

Posted by tilsit on March 28th, 2008

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Solving time: 29 minutes

I found it quite a challenge today and a suitable warm-up for the new Listener due in a wee while.  Am a bit baffled about parsing 9 down, my guess is shown, but I think I’m wide of the mark.

ACROSS            * = ANAGRAM  CD = CRYPTIC DEF  R = REVERSAL

5  ELLIPTICAL       I’LL PLACE IT*

8  OMIT                    (V)OMIT

10  STUN                  NUTS (R)  See MAST in Chambers.

12  TERAHIKI         New fish on me, thanks to Mrs Bradford.

14  BICARB               BARB about I + C (chemist’s first)

15 CARRIAGE TRADE     REGARD IT A RACE*   Another new phrase on me.

17  BRUISE              B + RUSE with I inside.

18  ALSATIAN        AL(L) + SAT IN (demonstrated) with A inside

20  DISHWASHER   DISH +  WAS HER(E)

22  RUIN                   I inside RUN

23  ERDA                   Hidden answer.  Erda was a German goddess and mother to Brunhilde.

24  CARNATIONS     R + NATION inside CAS(E)

DOWN

1  VIENNA                V + I  + ANNE (R)

2  OTIC                      TO (R) + I + C

3  BLOOD BATHS    H inside   BLOOD BATS (Vampires)

4  FOCACCIA            C + CIA after AC + OF (R)

6  LETTER CARRIER  Character (LETTER) +  Infected person CARRIER

7  CARDIOGRAPHER   CARD (Wit) + OR RAGE & PHI *

9  INCARCERATION    I + N ( I note) + CARE RATION with C inside

13  ITINERANCY   IN IT (*) + ERA + C in NY

16  RAILHEAD     RAIL + HE + A D

19  TURBID     TUR (R) + BID

21  ROAD      A inside ROD

 And so, gentle reader, I’m off for an appointment at Listener Towers……

One Response to “Independent 6692 Phi / Weekend Warm Up”

  1. nmsindy says:

    9 down puzzled me too but I came to the same conclusion as you. RATION seems closer to ‘restrict’ than ‘restriction’ however. Enjoyed it as always from Phi – plenty of variety.

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