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Independent on Sunday 988 by Quixote (18 Jan 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on January 22nd, 2009

nmsindy.

I found this quite easy. Some answers that were new to me I worked out from the friendly wordplay. Solving time, 13 mins.

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

1 HE CATOMB (combat)*

5 SPELLS Double definition

9 DUNG EON (one)*

10 SOLO MON

11 A LLEY Yell<

12 FABRICATE (a brief act)*

13 ANVIL CHORUS (Viola churns)* From Verdi’s Il Trovatore

17 LE CH ATELIER

20 CO ME A BOUT

21 D (OP) ES

22 RALEIGH (a girl he)*

23 GENT IAN

24 HAR(d) ASS

25 PR (ED) AT OR

DOWN

1 H IDEA WAY

2 CON C (L) AVE

3 TEENY “Tea knee”

4 MAN OF THE CLOTH Cryptic definition

6 P ALL I (AS) S E gym = PE as = when

7 LAMP (A) S

8 SINGER ref singe (vb)

10 SIBERIAN TIGER (being rare, it is)* &lit, I guess

14 LULLABIES (all is blue)*

15 M1 SPRINT

16 P RIS (ON) E R no< r = start (first letter) of resent

18 SC (ORC)H

19 S MILER

21 DINED hidden

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