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Independent on Sunday 975 by Quixote

Posted by nmsindy on October 23rd, 2008

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I found this one quite easy – solving time, 13 mins

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

6 PR (O F) ESS OR

8 IMP thE L

10 1 C EBERG (grebe)<

11 S (ADD) ENS(e) Shortage of = take off last letter (not seen that too often)

12 CARIBBEAN (Bare cabin)*

14 CO (WE) R

15 THOMAS (HARD) Y (a myth so)*

18 ADAMS Hidden reversal

19 IMP (ER) IOUS

21 CAT ALAN

22 ATHEISM (his team)*

24 T HOLE Dialect for ‘to suffer’

25 SUNDOWNER (nursed now)*

DOWN

1 POSEUR (rose up)*

2 MERE hidden

3 PRISON CHAPLAIN Cryptic definition

5 S (P EED) WAY Dee<

6 PR IN CE

7 SEGREGATIONIST (Get signatories)*

9 LU (ST) RE

13 BOOKSELLER Cryptic definition

15 TR(y) ACTION

16 MA’S COT

17 ISOMER “Is a certain amount of grain brought into compound?” Think this has to be right, ?S?M?R, but don’t quite see why – “a certain amount” is maybe ‘some’ Thanks, Geoff, for explaining this in comment 1 below = IS OMER

20 OR IE N T (last letters)

23 HOOP cf HOP (dance)

3 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 975 by Quixote”

  1. Geoff Moss says:

    17d IS OMER – an omer is a Hebrew dry measure containing about 2.25 litres, 1/10 epha.

    It is also a period in the Jewish calender when an omer of grain or a sheaf of corn is offered as a sacrifice.

  2. Andrew says:

    nmsindy, you seem to have accidentally put this in the Azed category.

  3. nmsindy says:

    Many thanks, Andrew, corrected now – a bit easy for an Azed!

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