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Independent 6737/Monk

Posted by neildubya on May 20th, 2008

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Across
1 PAL,(NIMROD)*,E – “sees” is an example of a PALINDROME.
9 ANT,AR(C)TIC,A – “artic” is short for articulated lorry.
12 CONSTITUTION – I know this is right because I checked it using Reveal but I don’t understand the reference to “Old Ironsides”.
15 THE MET,UNE
18 CIVIC – I think “old cardinals” must a reference to the fact that C,I and V are all Roman numerals.
20 STEEP,(CHELSEA)* – STEEPLECHASE. As for the surface reading of the clue, we’ll see if that’s true tomorrow night.
24 IOTA – the ninth letter of the Greek alphabet.
26 [-f]LUSH
 
Down
2 [-k]LUTZ – couldn’t get axel or salchow out of my head but eventually remembered the LUTZ.
3 NARROW ESCAPE – you’ll find the ESCAPE key on the top-left hand corner of your keyboard.
4 initial letters of “Reserves Are Telling England Stars”
5 (MINE SUCKS)* – MUCKINESS.
7 VE[-t] in (TERRIERS)* – RETRIEVERS.
8 FLAN,NELL,ED
14 (REVISE)*,(TEST)* – SERVIETTES. Excellent clue with a misleading surface and well-hidden definition.
16 (PUT)*,HE,ANTE
23 E, last letters of “laY tO resT”

4 Responses to “Independent 6737/Monk”

  1. Testy says:

    “Old Ironsides” is the nickname for the ship the USS Constitution.

  2. nmsindy says:

    STEEPLECHASE Leeds-based people, like the setter, cheering on Man Utd?

  3. eimi says:

    I happen to know that Monk is a Man U fan, despite being born in Spurs country.

  4. Peter Biddlecombe says:

    I linked Ironsides with Oliver Cromwell and constitutional matters – right answer for wrong reason.
    Found this very easy for Monk.

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