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Independent on Sunday 993 by Quixote (22 Feb 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on February 26th, 2009

nmsindy.

I found this trickier than usual, solving time, 26 mins.   RHS much harder than LHS

* = anagram   < = reversed

ACROSS

1 SON A TA

4 S (MASH) HIT  (this)*

9 O U TWEAR  (water)*

11 NO (S) T RUM

12 HOPPING MAD   Hidden

13 BULL   Double definition

15 DO THE BUSINESS   (Sound bite she’s)*

17 MEDICAL RECORD  Cryptic definition

21/3 READ THE RIOT ACT   (There a dictator)*

22 APRON STAGE   Cryptic definition

24 TOM BO(L)A

25 FL (AR) ING    RA<

26 SANCTITY   (sin catty)*

27 LESSEN   “lesson”

DOWN

1 SOOT HE

2 NOTE PAD    (Eton)<

5 MINIATURE GOLF   Cryptic definition

6 SO-S O

7 HIRSUTE   “Her suit”

8 TIMELESS    Very good  “Peter,  so unvarying, becomes peer”

peter less t is time-less and makes “peer”

10 R OGUE ELEPHANT   (huge antelope)*

14 MINOR SCALE    The ‘me’ here is the musical note – good misdirection

16 E MERIT US

18 DRAYMAN (and army)*

19 DE ARIES   Ed<

20 B (ERG)EN

23 CO (A)T

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