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Independent on Sunday 990 by Quixote (1 Feb 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on February 5th, 2009

nmsindy.

I found this a very fast solve indeed, solving time, 11 mins

* = anagram  < = reversed

ACROSS

1 V 1 CAR

4 MOT IF (Kipling)

7 CONVENIENCE FOOD  (Innocence of dove)*

9 WALER  “Wailer”

10 HOTHEAD   Bowler = hat

12 REAP PRAISE

13 HAZE(l)

14 SACK   Double definition

15 STREET C RED

18 ARCH I’VE

20 SUN NI   (in NUS)<

22 THE END OF THE LINE

23 MAR GE   (e.g. ram)<   a ram butts

24 P(R)ANG  r = character at edge of road (first letter)

DOWN

1 VANILLA ICE CREAM   (All-American vice)*

2 CHE ER UP   (pure)<   Che from the 1960s

3 RUIN  Ruin’

4 MAN (chess piece such as bishop) CHESTER

5 T(R)ENT

6 FLOWER ARRANGING    rose is a flower and sore is a anagram of it

7 COW ER

8 DO DGE   Central three letters of fidgety

11 BATTLED O (old) RE (soldiers)

14 START  Double definition

15 TESS ERA

17 DRIVE(l)

19 (s)INNER   Next best to a bull’s eye in darts, I think

21 S TOP

2 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 990 by Quixote (1 Feb 2009)”

  1. NealH says:

    I wasn’t too sure what the “or anything else” in 13 across was all about.

  2. nmsindy says:

    That was my last entry which I did agonize a little bit about esp as the checked letters gave ?A?E. I read it in the end (correctly as it turns out!) as HAZE(l), tree short and “or anything else” as you would not see it if there was a haze

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