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Independent on Sunday 958 by Quixote (22 June 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on June 26th, 2008

nmsindy.

Fairly straightforward puzzle, I thought – solving time, 16 mins

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

5 LIBE (RA) L

7 RO UGH OR<

9 M (INNESOT) AN (tension)*

10 GO (S) H hog<

11 DYNAMO (Monday)*

13 R HE TOR IC

14 HER TFORDHSIRE (hero drifts)*

16 CANNIBAL cf Hannibal

18 E (NG) ELS

20 GILL Double definition – not sure if drink is still sold in that measure.

21 CONS PIRACY

22 GEN I.E.

24 H US BAND

DOWN

1 OB A N

2 B (RUSH) O F F

3 O RANGE

4 BUR (GEO) NING (ego)*

5 LA (IT) Y

6 LITERARY LUNCH Cryptic definition – hoping this is right and am fairly confident it is but it’s not in my dicts as a phrase.

8 HO STILE

12 A (DR ENA) LINE

14 HE A RING

15 SHE E PISH Rider Haggard’s novel, well known to solvers.

17 B(l)ACKER Take out the l = left

19 L U CID

20 R O AM

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