Fifteensquared

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Independent on Sunday 985 by Quixote (28 Dec 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on January 1st, 2009

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Solving time, just under 15 mins

* = anagram

ACROSS

9 CH (A PAT) I

10 RECLAIM (I’m clear)*

11 (t)ISSUE

12 RETURN KEY    On a typewriter

13 TWO-SEATER  w in (estate or)*

14 BUTTE(r)    A ram butts

16 ALICE FITZWARREN   (win craftier zeal)*   From Dick Whittington

19 MO O CH

21 PEN CHANTS

23 RED ACTION

25 STEEL   “Steal”

26 RUN CORN

21 S (AVEL) OY   (veal)*

DOWN

1 SCRIPT   (strip c)*

2 FATS DOMINO   (Saintdom of)*

3 NAKED EYE   Excellent cryptic definition

4 L (I B) RETTI  (litter)*

5 CRATE R

6 SCARAB   Hidden

7 BARK   Bay’s a tree here, I think.

8 EMPYREAN  (Repay men)*    a noun meaning ‘the heavens’

15 TA RANT ELLA

16 ADMIRERS  (marrieds)*

17 ZA (South Africa) NINES S

18 A D (HE’S) IVE

20 HE CT OR

21 PL (I) ANT    I think ‘line up’ defines I from the letter’s shape

22 S (PL) AYS

24 DON E   E = fifth grade like A would be first etc

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