Fifteensquared

Never knowingly undersolved.

Independent on Sunday 1006 by Quixote (24 May 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on May 28th, 2009

nmsindy.

Solving time, 19 mins. The usual pleasing puzzle.

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

6 Margaret (D)RABBLE D = daughter

8 N A (S)T IVES

9 ST RAPPER

11 NA (RK) ED dean<

12 DUD E

13 STAY-AT-HOME (May hate to s = beginning to stir)* &lit

15 NEMESIA (meanies)*

17 AD VERSE Horace wrote in the BC era

20 SERPE(N)TINE Lake in Hyde Park, London (pine trees)*

22 DO SH

23 G (A RR) ET

24 L OP TROON Troon = golf course in Scotland

26 STA (P)LER

27 CAST(L)E definition = keep

DOWN

1 PRES (1 D) ENTS one old pre-1971 penny (d)

2 SLOP(e)

3 STANDARD CELL

4 OVERSHOE Cryptic definition pump = shoe

5 battlE STEEM meets<

7 BOREDOM (me brood)*

8 NORMAN cf normal

10 PASSIONATELY (Any apostle is)*

14 EVEN-HANDED definition: just (have end end)*

16 EMP(t)Y REAL

18 R (OOT) OUT too<

19 NIP PER (rep)< (pin)<

21 thE LAPSE

25 TEAL alternate letters in ‘the tail’

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