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Independent 7067/Dac

Posted by John on June 10th, 2009

John.

The usual excellent straightforward uncontroversial (I think) puzzle from Dac.

Across
1 BA SIC
4 REP LI(CAT)E
9 I NEX(AC)T
10 IN SHORT — ref. Clare Short
11 FINE TWIST — obviously a type of carpet, but the only dictionary I have to hand, the 1982 COD, doesn’t seem to give it
13 RepORT ONe — ref. Joe Orton, who might well be regarded as infamous
14 FOR INSTANCE — I think this is “instant” in “force”
15 S{lee}K 1
16 S{orrowful} A{nd} D{ejected}
17 CORP ORATION
19 COW ER
21 INTIMATES — 2 defs
23 K(NOW)ING
24 WORRIED — W (I order)*
25 SHE ERNE SS
26 R(ERA)N
 
Down
1 BRIEF — 2 defs
2 SEEING RED — (energised)*
3 CLAPTON — clap (not)rev.
4 R{e}A{c}T
5 POINTING OUT
6 IN STORE — 2 defs
7 A (DO) PT
8 EX TENSION
12 IN TERM {s}INGLE
14 FISH CAKES — (Kiss a chief)*
15 SAINTLIER — NT in (Israeli)*
17 CARRIER — 3 defs
18 A(D{ean} M{artin})IRER
20 WHOLE — “hole”
22 SE(D)AN — this battle
24 W IS — it’s in the COD, to my surprise

3 Responses to “Independent 7067/Dac”

  1. Conrad Cork says:

    John, a small typo at 14 across. It’s ‘instan’ (brief moment) not ‘instant’.

    I was surprised at Wis too. It’s in Chambers as well as COD.

  2. nmsindy says:

    Yes, excellent, as always from Dac, I particularly liked KNOWING among many others. WIS and FINE TWIST were a bit unusual but Dac gave relatively easy clues to compensate.

  3. Richard Heald says:

    I agree Dac is an excellent setter, but I usually find with his puzzles there are one or two clues whose cryptic grammar could be made a bit more rigorous with just a minor tweak or two. For example, for today’s SAINTLIER, I think “Holier-than-thou Israeli converts clutching part of bible” would work slightly better than “Holier-than-thou Israeli convert clutches part of bible”.

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