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Independent on Sunday 973 by Quixote (5 Oct 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on October 9th, 2008

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Solving time, 16 mins

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

1 ASBO Hidden reversal

3 WHITE HORSE This refers to the first FA Cup Final at the Old Wembley in 1923 (Bolton v West Ham) when overcrowding led to spectators encroaching onto the pitch – the kick-off was delayed but the pitch was eventually cleared with the aid of that policeman’s white horse which passed into legend. All Finals after that were all-ticket.

9 ET (AGE) RE ETRE = to be in French (forgive absence of accents)

11 ST UTTER utter = say

12 DEATH IN VENICE (evident in each)* well concealed anagram. 1971 film starring Dirk Bogarde based on a book by Thomas Mann

14 THORN Double definition Old English letter

15 COUR (GET) T E squash = marrow (vegetable)

17 SPIN-DRYER (Drips nearly)* less a l (line) line = clothes line in surface reading

19 SIT E S (first letters)

21 PERE GR I NATION further east = towards the end of the word (where east appears on maps)

24 COL LATE (et al)<

25 I (CEFA) LL (face)*

26 BAR GAINING

27 (Thomas) G RAY

DOWN

1 ANECDOTIST (doesn’t act I)*

2 BRA V ADO

4 HUE AND CRY (Handy cure)*

5 TA (S) TE First letter of Seurat

6 HOUSING ESTATE tEST AT Eton cryptically ‘housing’ ESTATE

7 RE TREAT

8 E (I) RE Ireland (in the Irish language)

10 ECHINODERMATA (A demonic hater)*

13 P (ER SON) ALLY

16 UK RAIN IAN

18 I’M PALER

20 THIN AIR Double definition

22 G (RE) EN Favourite clue, great surface reading

23 S CAB Last letter of buildings

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