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Independent on Sunday 950 by Quixote (27 Apr 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on May 1st, 2008

nmsindy.

I found this very easy, solving time 12 mins

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

1 POLISH Double definition

4 ACC R EDIT

9 ERR AND S

11 (C) UMBRIAN

12 GO (U) D A dog<

13 ANTENATAL Cryptic definition, if not the most cryptic ever. ‘like’ indicating the adjective

14 BE A T A RE TREAT

18 HOUSEBREAKER (hero rebukes)*

21 S (HATTER) ED

23 RALPH Hidden

24 MAESTRI (Smartie)*

25 DRAWERS Double definition

26 N A T(o) URIST

27 A STE (R) N

DOWN

1 P LEDGE &lit.

2 L A RRUP (purr a L)<

3 SINHALESE (He’s an isle)*

5 COUNTER MAN DE(e)D

6 RO BIN (OR)< Other Ranks

7 D (RIFT) NET nurse = tend<

8 TONALITY (not laity)*

10 SCATTER BRAINS (in bars)* as ‘scatter’ could serve as an anagram indicator

15 THE BROADS Chris Broad and his son Stuart

16 CHESSMEN Well crafted hidden Definition is ‘king and queen – maybe’

17 BUD APE ST

19 FLEECE Double definition

20 CH OSEN (nose)*

21 TU TOR rot<

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