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Independent on Sunday 968 by Quixote (31 Aug 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on September 4th, 2008

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Solving time, 17 mins

* = anagram

ACROSS

6 ENGLISH DISEASE (See his dealings)*

9 CHAR (LAD) Y

10 R (right) O (old) PIER

11 ORA C(L) E Last letter of oral in CE (Church of England)

12 (he) ARTLESS

13 DESMOND MORRIS (Dr so modernism)*

17 BURN IS H (hard – on pencils)

18 IN SITU (unit is)* from Latin

20 TA HIT I

21 AS PI RING

22 GO DOWN THE TUBES Double definition

DOWN

1 TE (THERE) D Ted = old rocker (Teddy Boy from the 1950s)

2 AGA RIC(e)

3 TIR (A D) E tire = weary (vb)

4 LIBRETTO (title bor)*

5 LEAP YEAR e (people ultimately = last letter) in (real pay)*

7 HAY (WARDS) HEATH in West Sussex

8 S (T = front of tongue i.e. first letter) EPS seps is a type of lizard

14 SER (VI) TOR VI = 6 in Roman numerals in (resort)* Archaic word, hence ‘old’ . Friendly wordplay for the unfamiliar word

15 O (PINION) S Ordinary Seaman

16 SATANISTS (at saints)*

17 BR (A V) O very little = v

18 IM PUT E E = second (letter) in test definition = credit

19 Wormwood SCRUBS 9 is ‘charlady’

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