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Independent on Sunday 964 by Quixote (3 Aug 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on August 7th, 2008

nmsindy.

I’d recommend Quixote’s puzzles to beginners – straightforward wordplay, always bulletproof, excellent surface readings.    This I found on the easy side, solving time 12 mins

* = anagram  < = reversed

ACROSS

1 DEFUSED    cf refused

5 SPO(T)-ON

9 EGALITARIANISM   (Is it managerial)*

10 CON FRONT

13 HEARTS   Hidden

14 SCHADENFREUDE    (cheered sad fun)*     Very good.    Malicious delight in the misfortunes of others.

18 POSTE R EST ANTE

21 C ASSIS(t)   Charlie = c in international radio communication

23 NEEDLES S

26 CHARLOTTE RUSSE   (chartreuse lots)*

27 D REAMS     I think if you work it out 500 (D) reams of paper = 250,000 sheets.

28 RODENTS   (snorted)*

DOWN

1 Judy D(R)ENCH

2 FLA (UN) TS

3 SKIER    Cricket shot

4 D RAIN

6 P(r)EACH

7 T(RIVAL)ENT

8 NEMATODE   (one mated)*

11 ON AIR   Double definition

12 TREASON   (senator)*

15 CITY-STATE   (Static, yet)*

16 F(R)AME

17 RO(MAN)CER    (credo)*

19 E (ME) R SON

20 ASSES S

22 SALE M (1000)

24 (t)ESTER

25 DA RED    ad<

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