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Independent on Sunday 992 by Quixote (15 Feb 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on February 19th, 2009

nmsindy.

I found this a little harder than usual, solving time 27 mins.

* = anagram

ACROSS

5 P(L)EASANT

9 HAM PER

10 MARK ET

11 A NOR (E XI)A

12 HURSTPIERPOINT (support in their)* I’d to go to Wikipedia for this.

15 STRESS (sisters)* less i

16 ELDERS Double definition

18 RUNNING BATTLES

20 CA (SHED) IN Cain and Abel

22 I NDUCE n moving in dunce

24 SLAL (O) M o in (small)*

25 SINECURE (Nice ruse)*

DOWN

1 BANK I think, my last entry, double definition (save in a bank, and bank of a river, I think)

2 S(HO)O

3 IMP E NITENT (intent)*

4 HE RIOT Old word for fine on death that I confirmed after

6 LEAGUES (See Gaul)*

7 AN TIP ASTI

8 TRACE Double definition

13 STRONG HOLD

14 PALLADIAN (a plan laid)*

17 Sir Stanley SPENCE R Sir Basil Spence, architect r = rex

18 RE ALLY My favourite clue “About to bond with friend, without a doubt”

19 GEN US

21 DAME haD A MEal losing ‘bits on the side’

23 DOCK Double definition

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