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Independent 6872 by Phi

Posted by nmsindy on October 24th, 2008

nmsindy.

I think this puzzle was my fastest Indy solve of the year so far, a little less than 10 mins.   Word after word went in from the definitions and crossing letters – the only one holding me up was 7 down where all the crossing letters were vowels but I got it in the end.

* = anagram   < = reversed

9 I N P L ACE

10 NA I VET E (first letter of Executions)   an<

11 W (first letter of Worthy)  ISHFUL THIN KING   (I shun filth)*

12 TWI (N) T OWNS

14 C (first letter of company)  RASH

15 BURG (H) ER     H = henry from physics

16 A MU (SIN) G

17 RIG I D

18 V (l)IABILITY

20 DUTCH ELM DISEASE   (a mite’s scheduled)*

23 GLOBULE   (blue glo)*

24 G (R) ILLED     like fish = gilled

DOWN

1 D I’M WIT(h)

2 O PUS

3 FAR-(FE)TC HE’D   (craft)*

4 FELL OW T (RAVe) ELLER

5 IN THIS DAY AND AGE    (Detaining a shady)*

6 KILN   Hidden reversal   oveN-LIKe

7 RECITA T (I) V I    (air etc)*  TV = set

8 H EDGE H OG  go<

13 IRRIGATION   g for t in irritation

14 COU (SIN SHI) p  (his)*

15 BIRD (prison sentence) DOGS (follows)

19 Y (f)IELDS

21 H (A) UL (l)

22  ALLY   Sally less s (son)

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