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Independent on Sunday 984 by Quixote (21 Dec 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on December 25th, 2008

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Christmas puzzle, with one 47-letter answer over 5 normal grid entries – this made it a more difficult puzzle than usual from Quixote, but I was eventually able to work it out as crossing letters helped along with the anagram fodder. Solving time, 32 mins.

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

1 C(AS)H bread = money as = when ch = child

3 UGLY SISTER (gristly Sue)*

10 ANNELID (Lindane)*

11 O (R) P (HE) US

12/23/4/27/28 PEACE ON EARTH AND MERCY MILD GOD AND SINNERS RECONCILED (Clear-eyed canon reddened no end proclaiming Christmas)* This is from the carol “Hark the Herald Angels sing”

15 G (OLD) EN

16 RADICLE “Radical”

18 E (QU) AT OR

20 SLOUGH Double definition

26 MARTIAL Ditto – Latin poet

29 I RIS(k)

DOWN

1 CHAMP AGNES

2 SANTA CLAUS (Satan)* “clause”

5 YE OMAN ReallY

6 IMP U TED

7 TWEE cf tree

8 REST Hidden

9 SLE EVE Ernie Els<

13 SCRUTINEER (one recruits)* less o

14 METHODISTS (this modest)*

17 GRIM ALDI

19 TEN SION Sion = Zion

21 L (A) YING

22 WRASSE cf Wasser (water in German)

24 A MIR(e)

23 CROC(k), I think

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