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Independent on Sunday 977 by Quixote

Posted by nmsindy on November 6th, 2008

nmsindy.

Very easy, indeed, I thought – as fast as I’ve solved any Indy puzzle this year – but not solved correctly, thanks, Neal H.

* = anagram

1 C (HEAP)O

5 TEST CASE (a sect set)*

9 LITTLE HAMPTON (phantom)* In Sussex

10 ME (A) N

11 SCRAP E H O ME

12 D(E)AD PA N

14 OO LONG

16 CASTRO (actors)* Fidel or, indeed, Raul

18 SH ELVES

20 VIC (ER) E GENT  (No, it is not!   Thanks, Neal H, for pointing out that this should  be VICEGERENT)

23 A RUM

24 SOME LIKE IT HOT 1950s film

25 RE STORE R

26 TUN (DR) A

DOWN

2 HA (L BE) RD

3 AT TEN DANT(e)

4 (b)OGLES

5 T (EHER) AN (here)* &lit also, I guess

6 SEMAPHORE (share poem)*

7 CAT CH

8 SANDMAN hidden

13 PROP (ELL) ER

15 LEVI (N)ATHAN

17 A T IS SUE

18 SNEAKER Double definition

19 S (AUNT) E R

21 E (MME) T

22 TA (IN) T

One Response to “Independent on Sunday 977 by Quixote”

  1. NealH says:

    You fell into the same trap that I did of putting “viceregent” for 20 across, but it’s actually “vicegerent”. At first, I thought this was an error in the online version, but then I checked the definition and there really is such a word. I think you could make out a case for “viceregent” being a viable alternative.

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