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Independent 6704 by Phi

Posted by nmsindy on April 11th, 2008

Very much on the easy side, I thought. Good puzzle from Phi as ever. Solving time, 13 mins.

<  = reversed * = anagram

ACROSS

5 BESIDE ONESELF Double definition, the second slightly cryptic, hence the “?”

8 ARCHIMEDES This refers, I think, to the story that he raced through the streets naked, saying “Eureka”, I’ve found it – the scientific principle named after him. An ancient Greek.

9 OGRE Hidden <

10 BO(H)R(e)

11 NONPAREILS (person in al)*

12 ROLL-ON ROLL-OFF This helped to make this an easy puzzle for me – answer jumped out from definition and enumeration.

15 TANN (HAUS) ER Opera by Wagner. Tanner = an old sixpenny bit (pre-1971)

17 GI T(h)E

18 S (K) IM Sim = computer game using simulation

18 TRAVELOGUE U (capital of Uruguay) in (great love)* & lit.

20 TH(R)E S (HER S) HARK

DOWN

1 E (SCH) ER

2 I (DO MEN) E O By Mozart. Heard of it, but not familiar with it – the surface reading may well relate to the plot.

3 RED SEA(t)

4 ZERO-ZERO   When visibility is so poor that a pilot can see nothing.

6 ORDINARY’S HARES    Charge = ordinary (cannot not quite see this, looked in Collins, which is all I have to hand just now)

7 FORK-LIFT TRUCK     The cryptic part is, I think, describing how such a truck works, rather than wordplay.

13 LAND MARK   Old currency as German marks now replaced by euro.

14 L (ARGent) ESSE(n)

16 A U (‘TIS) M

17 G (LOB) AL

3 Responses to “Independent 6704 by Phi”

1. Testy says:

charge=ORDINARY baffles me too.

I think the FORK-LIFT TRUCK is divide=FORK and business=TRUCK” (as in “I’ll have no truck with him”) afer an upturn=”LIFT”

2. Paul B says:

Ordinary: it’s a heraldry thing. The GITHE/ GITE number was lost on me.

3. NealH says:

Vacated means empty, so you empty the to get te.

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