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Independent 7,025/Dac

Posted by Ali on April 22nd, 2009

Ali.

A not-too-tricky-but-not-in-any-way-less-enjoyable-than-usual offering today. Nice stuff.

And apologies for the brief blog, I’ve been busy out enjoying the sun!

Across
1 FAIR – F,AIR
4 ULTIMATELYTIM in U,LATELY
9 MASTODON – (STOOD)* in MAN
10 CAPOTE – OT in CAPE
11 ERROR – Hidden reversal in juROR REluctantly
12 EXISTENT – 1′S in EXTENT
13 CEREMONY – CE,E,(MONEY)*
14 ENROBE – (BEER ON)*
16 STOGIE – (IT GOES)*
18 MOUNTIES – UNTIE,S[-uspects} on MO
20 CHARLADY - LAD in CAHRY
22 KILLS - K,ILLS
23 CLEAVE - Double def.
24 ROLLOVER - DOuble def., ref. the lottery and children's song
25 PARENTALLY - AREN'T in PALLY
26 FLAG - Double def.
Down
2 AMAZEMENT - A,MAZE,"Meant"
3 RETIREE - R.E,TIREE
4 UNDERCOVER AGENT - Cryptic def.
5 TANNERY - ANNE in TRY
6 MACHINE GUN KELLY - (LIKE UGLY 'ENCHMAN)*
7 TAPSTER - P[-inot] in TASTER
8 LATIN – Hidden in scintilLATINg
15 BEERSHEBA – BEER + E in (BASH)*
17 GARBAGE – GARB,AGE
18 MAYORAL – MAY,ORAL
19 TOLD OFF – OLD in TOFF
21 HILDA – [-c]HIL,A – ‘Doffs hat’ is a nice way of removing the initial letter

2 Responses to “Independent 7,025/Dac”

  1. Colin Blackburn says:

    Minor typo in 21: [-c]HILD,A

    I failed on BEERSHEBA. I’d never heard of the place but I though I had come across other B???SHEBA places and so penciled in BATHSHEBA, drink != BATH. Turns out BATHSHEBA’s a biblical person (although it also turns out it’s a place in Barbados.)

  2. Barbara says:

    4dn. Undercover agent:
    It’s not strictly a CD. There’s some nice wordplay here:
    plant (as in spy) is the def.
    answerable to = under
    the man from Pru = cover agent

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