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Independent on Sunday 946 by Quixote (30 Mar 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on April 3rd, 2008

nmsindy.

Solving time, 24 mins.

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

1 DEB T OR

4 M ERIN O

8 VICIOUS CIRCLE

10 BRA (w) N

11 SERBO-CROAT (a rector sob)*

12 WO (O D S) MAN

14 SK (I MP) Y

16 DE (Ed< = editor) SPOT

18 CORONA CH

20 SPERMACETI (me carpet is)*

22 B (A) IT & lit. My favourite clue in the puzzle.

23 LAUGHING STOCK cf Staffing lock

24 THE (t)ORY

25 DEXTER Double definition

DOWN

1 D (OVER S) OLE Six balls (deliveries) in an over in cricket

2 Roger BA CON From the 1200s

3 O (PO) S SUM

5 EDITORS (so tired)*

6 INCUR SION Sion = Zion = Jerusalem “Northern border” shows, in a down clue, the positions of the two parts.

7 OPERA Hidden

9 SPRING C LEAN C = about

13 DEPARTURE (true padre)*

15 PICNICKER

17 TEACHER Skilfully hidden

19 RE ISSUE

21 PI LOT The possible anagram of ‘trial’ tempted at first.

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