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Independent on Sunday 971 by Quixote (21 Sep 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on September 25th, 2008

nmsindy.

Solving time, 17 mins.

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

1 TAROT CARDS (Trad actors)*

8 S (TICK) UM New word to me that I worked out from the clear wordplay – it’s in Concise OED. Definition: glue

9 T(REV)OR

10 E (end of the = last letter) QUIP

11 READY MAD E (Dread Amy)* e = ecstasy (drug)

12 UNDER LING

15 MARC(hers)

17 URGE hidden

19 D IS COURSE

22 L (1 P-R) EADER Excellent definition “not a natural listener”

24 OP TIC Seen behind the bar

25 DEPO (R) T

26 POSTER N

27 PRO (i.e. professional) SCRIBES Good

DOWN

1 TAKE PART i.e. and leave the rest (balance)

2 REMARRIED Cryptic definition

3 TETRA hidden

4 AYE-AYE

5 D (IO) RAMA

6 A S PER US(U)AL U = university reading = perusal Crossword convention allows the false capital (in Reading)

7 L I QUID Solvent = liquid

12 EX CRESCENT My last answer

14 GASTROPUB (as top grub)*

16 CO (LOSS) US (in) in = home

18 GAP YEAR (repay a g)*

20 RAT HER tar<

21 DEMONS hIdden

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