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Independent 7021/Phi

Posted by John on April 17th, 2009

John.

Pleasant fare from Phi, with one clue that defeats me but which will I’m sure be quickly explained. I wonder if the clueing style used in 10ac and 13ac is consciously Azedian.

Across
1 SET OFF — 2 defs
4 BAOBAB — AB and BA about O B
9 POP (PAD) UM
10 GU(1)N EA
12 CORRECTING FLUID — (occurred lifting)*
13 W(HIP L{apsing})AS H
14 RUDDY — as the website shows, but I can’t see why. Ruddy is a euphemism, but what has this to do with sport’s critical moment? I suspect (because of ‘sport’) something Antipodean, but …
16 MANGA — man (a g)rev. — a manga is a Japanese comic book, as I discovered
18 HARDWARE — ward* in hare
20 NORTHANGER ABBEY — anger in (the baron by)*
23 JO(P L)IN
24 HA(Y)S TACK
25 COY {n}OTE
26 PEN TAD
 
Down
1 SU(PERTH 1)N
2 TRADE UP — due* in (part)rev.
3 FRUIT MACHINE — (a much niftier)*
5 A QU(I F{ound})ER
6 B{urundi} ANT U{ganda}
7 BY AND BY — “bye-bye”
8 E(PI)C
11 ONE-HORSE RACE — a in (no score here)*
15 DARTBOARD — art in (d “bored”)
16 MUNTJAC — (jaunt)* in MC
17 A THE IS T{aunt}
19 W(HATS)IT
21 REPL{a}Y
22 YOKE{l}

4 Responses to “Independent 7021/Phi”

  1. Eileen says:

    Hi John

    14ac: RU [sport] + D-DAY with ‘a’ ‘expressed’.

  2. nmsindy says:

    Harder than usual from Phi esp top half of grid – I read 14 as Eileen did but it’s a little unusual and I can’t remember meeting it before but Collins justifies it – to force out (e.g. juice from an orange).

  3. C.G. Rishikesh says:

    Or milk from the breasts, in which context I think that word is more often used.

  4. Paul B says:

    Continue, continue …

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