Fifteensquared

Never knowingly undersolved.

Independent on Sunday 951 by Quixote (4 May 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on May 8th, 2008

nmsindy.

Solving time, 17 mins

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

8 CHAT EAU (water in French)

9 A (GAIN) ST ST = saint = good person

10 O N ICE

11 DISFAVOUR (Avoid furs)*

12 D (AVID L) EAN

14 BOO BY

15 DEEP SET

17 MARR (I) ED

19 DIN ER

20 RENDITION (trio in den)*

22 COMPO SURE

23 MAD AM

25 DI (STI) CH It’s<

26 LINE-OUT cf outline

DOWN

1 AC CORDED

2 MALI Hidden

3 DEF END DEF successive in alphabet

4 MUDDLES THRO UGH (the doldrums)*

5 SA (It = sex appeal) LAD BAR Rab< Rab Butler, politician from 1950s etc

6 AN (NO D) O MINI

7 ST (H)(URD) Y Douglas ‘Urd

9 ABSENT-MINDEDLY (any Lib-Dem tends)*

13 VI (ET (and = with in French) NAMES) E

16 (t)SAR DON I C

18 DYNAMITE “Dinah might”

19 DE (CID) E police in the river

21 I’M M (UN) E

24 DO (f) OR

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