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Independent on Sunday 948 by Quixote (13 Apr 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on April 17th, 2008

nmsindy.

I found this harder than usual – solving time 39 minutes.

* = anagram

ACROSS

1 CAR ACT (A CU) S Chieftain who fought the Romans in Britain Cu = copper

10 CON CORD

11 PR A LINE

12 BEDROOM SLIPPERS (posed problem, sir)*

13 APERIENT (pie aren’t)* laxative

15 P (soft – music) ADDED

17 DEB ATE (Greek goddess of mischief) ‘Little’ girl refers to the abbreviation, I think.

19 S P (first letters) ANGLED

22 BACHELOR OF MUSIC ‘score’ always suggests music

25 TOR (MEN) T

26 YOU WAIT U (upper class) “weight”

27 MISPRINTED (mind priest)*

DOWN

2 A GOG O

3 ABD OMEN (bad)*

4 TI (pp) LE

5 C HAM PLAIN De Champlain – explored Canada

6 STIPEND Cloth = clergy

7 SCAB BARD

8 ON EDGE Refers to the Wenlock Edge.

9 NESS Changing last letter of nest = home

14 IN THE NEWS (Ten is when)*

16 D (E) DICAT (E) (addict)* with e = drug (ecstacy) twice

18 BUCK RAM

20 PROC (laim) YON

21 LASCAR Hidden

22 Stephen POTTER who coined the term

23 BYTE “bite”

24 M (O) USE Computer mouse.

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