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Independent on Sunday 962 by Quixote – 20 Jul 2008

Posted by nmsindy on July 24th, 2008

nmsindy.

A good deal harder than usual, I thought – solving time, 32 mins.

* = anagram < = reversal

ACROSS

1 GRIT This was my last entry – a tricky double definition.

4 CAS(h) T-OFF Nicely misleading as a reversal is suggested.

10 AM ERICAN EXPRESS (rare sixpences)*

11 AGE LESS

12 STERILE One of a number of ‘hiddens’ in the puzzle, but they were far from obvious.

13 S (WEE) T

14 ANDROGEN (Don anger)*

16 STAR (LE) TS

18 A ISLE Isle of Man

21 DR AS TIC

23 RAM HOME Good

24 CHIEF MAGISTRATE (Straight face me I)*

25 S (UN) TRAP

26 TARO hidden

DOWN

2 R (A1 MEN) T

3 TRA(i)NS LATE This took me ages – trains must be associated with Didcot.

4 CHE’S S

5 SUPREMO m (maiden over- cricket) in (poseur)*

6 ONE-DIMENSIONAL (as in line mode no)*

7 F EST(h)ER I think this refers to the Book of Esther (Old Testament)

8 Pablo CASALS First letters & lit

9 DEFENESTRATION (Don’t see fainter)* Rather unusual surface.

10 DISTRAI(N)T

17 ROT IFER (fire)*

18 AMMETER When you measure electric current i.e. I

19 ELEVEN The easiest hidden

20 E DICT S prime requirement = first letter

22 C(L)AMP This clue reads strangely – I wonder if there was a typo.

One Response to “Independent on Sunday 962 by Quixote – 20 Jul 2008”

  1. Bachgammon says:

    I agree about 22 down being a typo although strangely it is also there in the online puzzle this weekend.

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