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Independent on Sunday 995 by Quixote (8 Mar 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on March 12th, 2009

nmsindy.

Solving time, 19 mins

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

8 LAP IDA TED  pal<

Archaic word meaning ‘pelted with stones’ that I worked out from the wordplay, verifying after.

9 D(rum)ROLL Again worked it out from the clue, and then verified that Haydn did indeed compose a Drum-Roll Symphony

10 OARSMAN (On Mars a)*

11 CAST(OR)S

12 ID EST Hidden

14 CLAM OUR ED My favourite clue

15 GIVE ONESELF AWAY

19 FU (RN I) TURE My last entry.

21 TR END Rt<

23 AR (A L S) EA

24 GENT EEL

26 C (HIM)E

27 OSTENSIVE   (Eve isn’t so)* A fairly obvious anagram for a word that was new to me.

DOWN

1 A LL OWING Liked this

2 SPUR GE (e.g.)<

3 EDAM made< &lit, I guess

4 A TONIC

5 I DE CLARE

6 TOM (s)ORROW

7 C (LOSE)D

9 DISCO M FIT

13 TOOK ISSUE Double definition

16 VERBATIM (Ambivert)*

17 E DUCAT OR

18 Y (OD) ELLED do<

19 FIANCE i for r in France

20 (w)EIGHTY

22 EM ETIC (cite me)<

25 NENE Double definition It’s an English river so the English is not equal to E here.

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