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Independent 6,955/Phi

Posted by Ali on January 30th, 2009

Ali.

A very quick solve for me on this one, but equally a very enjoyable one. I’ve been trying my hand at writing a few puzzles of my own of late and there’s so much good stuff in this puzzle from which to learn. Effortlessly neat and elegant clues with barely an ounce of fat on any of ‘em. Excellent work, Phi.

Across
1 UNDER MILK WOOD – (KNOW,DRUID,MULE)*
8 INCUS – IN + initial letters of Chest Usually Sternum
9 TREE-LINED – NILE < in T,REED
11 ENTRE NOUS – (NO TUREENS)*
12 KIROV – I,R in K.O,V[-enue]
13 WALESA – WALES,A
14 MISNAMED – (MEN MAIDS)*
17 SUNDRIES – SUN,DRIES
19 BINNED – DEN,NIB <
22 ACCRA – ARC,CA <
24 TAILPIECE – “tale peace”
25 DEATH WISH – (WITH HADES)*
26 AGORA – O in AGRA
27 RUGBY FOOTBALL – RUGBY (School),FOOT (to pay for),BALL (a dance)
Down
1/10 UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL – (DUNE WIND DEVASTATED WILDLIFE)* – Lovely anagram
2 DECATHLON – (CAN THE OLD)* – And another!
3 RASHERS – RAS[-h],HERS
4 INTROS – 1,N,SORT <
5 KEEPS FIT – KEEPS,FIT
6 OILSKIN – KIN under OILS
7 DINER – IN in DER
15 MINNESOTA – INNES in ATOM <
16 GENTRIFY – GEN + 1,F in TRY
18 ROAD HOG – (HARD,O,O,G)*
20 IMPLANT – M,PLAN in IT
21 RIGHTO – RIGHT-O[-n]
23 CHAIR – C,H,AIR

4 Responses to “Independent 6,955/Phi”

  1. TwoPies says:

    Thanks Ali. I second your comments totally.

  2. beermagnet says:

    I did enjoy this.
    Slip of the fingers on 24A: The homophone is “Tale” (story)

  3. nmsindy says:

    Yes, excellent puzzle, I particularly liked ‘not under’ in 5 down.

  4. Ali says:

    Oops, cheers Beermagnet, duly edited

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