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Independent 6870/Dac

Posted by John on October 22nd, 2008

John.

Several quite brilliant long anagrams in Dac’s typically excellent crossword today

Across
1 POP SHOP — 2 defs
5 B(IOM)ASS
9 NO RM A
10/11 INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU — (counters a US police)*
12 GAS CON
14 A L(TERN)ATE
16 mIdDlEmAn
18 L(E(T))AD
19 IN FAN TILE
21 A BOARD
22/25 SIMON AND GARFUNKEL — (from England UK is an)*
26 CAIRO — “chi rho”
27 ELEMENT — 2 defs — is this referring to water as one of the ancient elements with fire, air and earth?
28 DREAM ON — (no Mae rd)rev.
 
Down
1 PAN(ACE A)S
2 PAR FOR THE COURSE — this took a while to work out, but I think it’s PAR(FOR(m))T HE COURSE, where an HE course is a Home Economics course
3 cHEAPSkate
4 PRIMA FACIE — p (E Africa)* round 1m
5 BUST — 2 defs
6 OP(ER A)TION
7 ANTICLERICALISM — (minster laic laic)* — I always like a nice &lit.
8 SE(R)E NA
13 SELF-WILLED — 2 defs
15 RED GROUSE — it’s OK I suppose, since ‘red grouse’ can be interpreted as ‘left-wingers’ complaint’, but the position of the apostrophe led me to expect the answer to be red s…..
17 SEED CORN — (ones cred(it))*
20 GA(GG)LE
23 ON CUE — 2 defs
24 SKA T
 

One Response to “Independent 6870/Dac”

  1. Simon says:

    Re 17ac, that’s certainly how I understood it. I couldn’t quite work out ‘Par for the course’, but I’m sure it’s right.

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