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Independent on Sunday 954 by Quixote (25 May 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on May 29th, 2008

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Solving time, 22 mins.

* = anagram < = reversal

ACROSS

5 A WARD’S Maybe not exclusively an urban district, but usually so.

7 SLE EVE (eve Els)< If golfer Ernie Els could claim royalties from his appearances in puzzles, he’d be even richer.

9 DIARY OF A NOBODY (A do on Friday boy)* Well-known book about Charles Pooter written by George Grossmith (late 1800s)

11 SEMAN TIC (cit(e) names)<

13 RE FORM RE = Religious Education

15 IN DIRE STRAITS A rare foray by Quixote into the world of pop music, the Knopfler brothers being part of the former group Dire Straits.

17 (L)IBERI(a) S

19 VI (NEGAR) Y (anger)* (ivy)*

20 HYDRO (COR) TISONE cor = ‘that’s amazing’ in (ones thyroid)*

23 OF FISH

24 STONED A hidden that took me ages to spot.

DOWN

1 CARD pack of cards

2 SALA (MAN) D ER

3 VERB Hidden. ‘kiss’ and ‘cuddle’ are examples.

4 T ENDERISER (reindeer’s)*

6 D AYSTAR (rays at)*

8 L ONE R left and right sides

10 F ACE-S AVER

12 ENID BLYTON (Tiny blonde)* Children’s writer, one of the most popular ever.

14 F AIR G ROUND

16 RAN (RIO) T This was my last entry. frolic = rant I don’t recall meeting before but dicts confirm it.

18 SECTS Chooses = selects and you can get to sects by taking either le (the French) or el (the Spanish) out of it.

21 RIF(l)E

22 ENDS Send = post with the s moved to the end.

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