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Independent on Sunday 991 by Quixote (8 Feb 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on February 12th, 2009

nmsindy.

I found this on the easy side, solving time, 14 mins

* = anagram   < = reversed

ACROSS

1 IN SIDE   doing time = in prison

4 MEDIUM   Double definition

8 S (first letter) KILLS

9 PUG I LIST

10 B LUDGEON  (lounged)*

11 TOO K IN

12 TURF ACCOUNTANT   Cryptic definition

15 STUDIO AUDIENCE  (cautious indeed)*

18 S (MY RN) A   s.a. = sex appeal = it

20 TEN i.e. eleven with one sent off A (Bristol) CITY

22 FOURTEEN   Roman numeral XIV (hidden)

23 SK(INN)Y

24 REP (m)UTE   m = maiden (over) – cricket

25 AD HERE

DOWN

1 INK-BLOT  (to blink)*    standardised test

2 SALA D   alas<

3 DESPERADO   (Dear dopes)*

5 (h)EIGHT

6 I L L – GOTTEN (to gent)*  &lit

7 MISSION   O in missing less g

9 PANIC BUTTON   Cryptic defintion using two meanings of ‘pressed’

13 R A DAR T RAP

14 UNIONISED  un-ionised

16 TAMBO UR

17 ENT ENT E

19 AN(ci)ENT   CI = 101 in Roman numerals    My last entry, dialect word for ‘about’

21 C LIVE

3 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 991 by Quixote (8 Feb 2009)”

  1. C.G. Rishikesh says:

    Re 19 ac I was surprised to learn that ‘anent’ is a dialect word. I just now looked up Chambers where it’s parenthetically mentioned as Scot.

    The first time that I came across this word was in the late Fifties when I (a boy of some 15 years) was near Calcutta and we were getting the hoary newspaper The Statesman.

    Many letters in the editorial page began with “Anent your correspondent’s etc. etc.”

    Probably the editor in those years immediately after Independence was a Scot!

  2. C.G. Rishikesh says:

    There again! I meant 19dn.

  3. nmsindy says:

    You’re quite right it’s Scottish. My ‘dialect’ reference was meant to cover that, but I maybe should have just said ‘Scottish’. Interesting examples, you quote – I can’t recall meeting ANENT in ‘real life’.

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