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Independent on Sunday 961 by Quixote

Posted by nmsindy on July 17th, 2008

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Mixture of some very easy clues and some much trickier ones, I thought – solving time, 20 mins.

* = anagram < = reversed
ACROSS
1 JACK AND JILL The well being where they went to get the water in the Nursery Rhyme.
8 TUBA abut< neighbour (vb)
9 REVOLUTION (to ruin love)*
10 STAR (DU S) T du = of the (in French i.e. Parisian) S = society
11 Y (A) RROW worry< = stew
12 L IN NET
14 DEBUNKED Definition and pun on bed = bunk
16 STAIR ROD Cryptic definition If you see ‘flight’ in a clue, think of a flight of stairs.
19 TAP (P) ER Tricky taper = to become less significant i.e. to narrow
21 EMETIC Hidden
23 FRONT MAN In dances, Dan (a man’s name) is in the front.
25 PTARMIGANS (ragman’s tip)*
26 BRAN(d)
27 Hilary MANTEL PIECE
DOWN
1 J (O) UST
2 CH A GRIN
3 AIR GUITAR A guitar with no strings – play it for fun.
4 DE VOTED
5 IN LAY Fancy bit e.g. ornament = inlay
6 LATER AN 1929 Treaty between Mussolini’s Italy and the Vatican.
7 HOL (OCEN) E (once)* My last entry.
13 IN TIM ATE
15 BOTTOM S UP
17 IN TER (I) M caretaker (adj)
18 DEFLATE (et al fed)<
20 POTABLE (pal to be)*
22 CAI(R)N R = river Cain = Old Testament murderer (of his brother Abel). man is a word for a cairn
21 AG AVE

4 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 961 by Quixote”

  1. conradcork says:

    27 across is ow in corker rather than cooker. And some might describe a masterstroke as a real corker.

  2. conradcork says:

    sorry Don wrong puzzle. I’ll go and lie down.

  3. Quixote says:

    Good heavens! I thought for one moment there was another solver out there doing my puzzle! Ah well …

  4. nmsindy says:

    No wonder he knew it was CORKer…

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