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Independent on Sunday 974 by Quixote (12 Oct 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on October 16th, 2008

nmsindy.

Solving time, 18 mins

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

1 M UMBO J UMBO

8 B (R) ITTEN

9 EX PERT

11 TOOTHACHE Cryptic definition

12 RI OJ A (A Jo Ir)< From book ‘Little Women’

13 D (I’M) E Ed< Jokingly referring to the rate paid for the puzzle, perhaps…

14 TOP SPIN (nips pot)<

17 BEN I SON

18 CA(R)P

20 Terence STAMP actor

22 WEEKENDER Sat = Saturday

24 F (IN) ISH

25 C ROESUS (so sure)*

26 ENGAGEMENT match = wedding

DOWN

1MATCHLESS

2 MON A CO Mon = Monday

3 O MELE (TT) E

4 UPPER Part of shoe

5 BIRD OF PARADISE (be sad if airdrop)*

6 ABET cf BETA

7 DISORIENTATION (is not editor in a)*

10 Thomas MANN “Man”

15 PICKED OUT “Pict”

16 SNOWSHOE (Whose son)*

17 BA SH AB<

19 F (r)ESCUE

21 PA IS A

23 ROSE cf EROS

2 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 974 by Quixote (12 Oct 2008)”

  1. NealH says:

    I didn’t quite get 1 across, “mumbo jumbo”. Clue is “Japan restricted by male bosses ? Nonsense !”. Obviously nonsense is mumbo jumbo and Japan is probably a J but I don’t get the stuff about male bosses.

  2. nmsindy says:

    Umbo = boss Something I’ve learnt from crosswords – dicts confirm M = male

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