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Independent on Sunday 980 by Quixote (23 Nov 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on November 27th, 2008

nmsindy.

Only 20 puzzleS to go now till Quixote’s 1000th. Always a very accessible puzzle, solving time, 15 mins.

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

1 CEREAL “Serial”

4 A B ERRANT (ranter)* rogue (adj)

9 AS TUT(u) E

10 K (EDGER) EE(n) (greed)*

11 SH EER

12 SIDETRACK (kid reacts)*

13 ELIMINATION Excellent cryptic definition – heat of a race

16 P (ERSIST) ENCE (rest is)*

21 RECTIFIER Double definition

22 RAST A (a tsar)<

23 DAINTIER (I trained)*

24 WELL I.E. & lit

25 SOLECISM (Miss Cole)*

26 S (TAR) CH (art)*

DOWN

1 CHA (I) SE

2 RAT HER

3 A STARTE(r)

5 BREADWINNER Cryptic definition – nan is a type of bread

6 REGATTA (a target)*

7 ADR(I)ATIC I(one) in (tar acid)*

8 T WEAK(l)ING

12 S (AINT) LINESS ain’t = isn’t in (sinless)*

14 UP (G) RADES g in (super ad)*

16 BRA CHI AL (Capone)

17 IDI (Amin) O TIC

18 EAR NEST

19 ASH LAR (pagan god)

20 LAME CH

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