Fifteensquared

Never knowingly undersolved.

Independent 6736 by Hypnos

Posted by nmsindy on May 19th, 2008

nmsindy.

Enjoyable puzzle, that I found easier than usual, solving time 15 mins.

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

1 RUM PUS sup<

5 SABO TAG E (ASBO)*

9 FORTUNE COOKIE (I reckon out of e – end of Chinese)*

10 HOWARD’S END Last two Tory leaders

11 (j)IFFY

12 STANDIN(g) S

14 HA (SS) LE(y) Bill Haley, I think, who started rock and roll.

15 ACCRUE a “crew”

17 IN THE CAN can = prison. With effectively a three-letter word with just one letter known, while I was confident about it, welcomed the availability of ‘reveal’ to reassure.

19 SU FI (if US)< A poem title well-known to solvers

20 AL L (THE RA) GE (leg)* (heart)* Good definition in the context (‘hip’)

22 SISTINE CHAPEL c h in (I see paints)* L (Latin) In the Vatican

23 Peter C (R) USHING

24 YV(ON)NE Fave clue, very subtle, I thought. on (cricket) in envy (green feature)<

DOWN

2 UP FRONT

3 P (ARK) A

4 SOUND BIT E

5 S TEVEN SPIEL BERG (event)*

6 BLOOD cf brood

7 TAKE ISSUE

8 G (LEEF) U L (feel)<

13 NARCISSUS Fell in love with his own reflection.

14 HIT T (HE H) AY

16 Tom CRUISE R

18 AN (GOL A)N (a log)<

20 AL (I) BI Albi’s a town in France.

24 REPRO Hidden

Leave a Reply

Don't forget to scroll down to the Captcha before you click 'Submit Comment'

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


2 + nine =