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Independent on Sunday 955 by Quixote (1 June 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on June 5th, 2008

nmsindy.

With Listener puzzle 4000 due this year (20 September to be exact) we should not forget Quixote has less than a year to make the 1000. If my calculations are correct this is due on 12 April 2009 (Easter Sunday as it happens).

This must have been one of the easiest of the 1000, taking me just 11 minutes to solve.

Please note also that next Sunday 8 June a version of Don Manley’s Chambers Crossword Manual is being given out free with the IoS. So maybe new enthusiasts will turn to puzzle 956, Quixote being Don Manley as many will know.

* = anagram

1 DAM PEN

4 OBS TAC(k)LE

9 LA (VI) SH

10 BACKS TOP

11/19 CLEMENT ATTLEE (t let men elect)* Labour PM after the War – appears much more often in crosswords than other PMs, must have useful letters for setters.

13 TANGLES (Sent gal)*

14 CHINLESS WONDER Cryptic definition

18 CENTRAL H EATING H in the middle of the two words, surprised to see ‘eating’ appear as itself in the clue

20 RE STING

22 PIER ROT

24 HO OLIGAN (in gaol)*

25 GERBIL hidden

26 DANDYISM (My dad’s in)*

27 A T ON CE

DOWN

1 D ELI CT

2 MO VIE

3 EA STERNER

5 BEAUTY SLEEP Good cryptic definition – my last entry

6 TA KEN

7 COTYLEDON (led tycoon)*

8 EXPO SURE

12 THEOLOGIANS (anthologies)* Interesting that these are anagrams of each other

15 HANDS DOWN

16 ON THE BEAT

17 SCOR (C H) ED

21 (S) ICILY

23 RAB IN Rab Butler, seen before in Quixote puzzles.

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