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Independent on Sunday 947 by Quixote (06 Apr 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on April 10th, 2008

nmsindy.

Solving time 13 mins. A long quote which might have made all the difference as I knew it and entered it first time round.

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

6 CHOR (T L) E

10 T (last letter of hesitant) RE MB LING

12 MISINTERPRETED (Dire temper isn’t)*

14 IN VERT

16 (J)AME (ER)S

18 PERE GR I (NATION) S

20 COMMA Double definition

22 SURE THING Ditto, ref horse racing.

24 LAUNDRY (lady run)*

25 LEN I ENT

DOWN

1 E (C) HT The<

2 VOTE-WINNER (Now it never)*

3/7A/19/11 O TO BE IN ENGLAND NOW THAT APRIL’S THERE * of the whole clue, except for ‘appropriately’. First Quixote puzzle of April. From Robert Browning’s poem “Home Thoughts from Abroad” – the quote has “Oh” rather than “O”, a change surely allowable in the circs.

4 S EXIST

5 SH O E Oxford is a type of shoe, good surface reading suggesting the place.

7 NIGER IA (A1 regin(a))<

8 WATER-RESISTANT (Wine-taster’s art)*

9 TR (END) Y

13 T(YR ANN IS) ED Old rocker = Ted(dy boy) from 1950s.

15 TH (IR ST) Y

17 A P (I C) AL

21 MA (U) D

23 GI T(h)E

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