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Independent on Sunday 972 by Quixote (28 Sep 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on October 2nd, 2008

nmsindy.

Note that in (another) relaunch, the crossword has moved back towards the end of the main paper p. 101 of 104 in my edition. Solving time, 17 mins.

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

1 SANDBAGGER Double definition

6 NUMB (er) One is a number

9 HAN (DOVER) S

1O B (ASS) O (OB = old boy)<

11 BERKELEY CASTLE (Celeb takes lyre)*

12 SP (RA) IN

14 RAFFLES Double definition

16 A (UNTIE) S

18 DERIDE hidden

19 A FLEA IN ONE’S EAR Double definition

22 ADI (O) S (said)*

23 E M BRA SURE

24 A (ST) I A1 = excellent

25 BOTTLENECK Double definition

DOWN

1 SO HO (OS)<

2 NO N CE

3 BLOCK CAPITALS In which the clue is written

4 G REMLIN (Merlin)*

5 E S SAY ER

7 UNSETTLED Double definition

8 BLOKEISH (Hol bikes)*

10 BEAUFORT SCALE Excellent cryptic definition

13 PA (NELL I) ST

15 LAVA-LAVA lava (hot stuff) twice. A Polynesian skirt. Amusing surface

17 SAN REMO (Moaners)*

18 DINGBAT (debating)* less e = energy

20 A CUTE

21 WEEK Referring to Old Testament account. Another very good surface.

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