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Independent on Sunday 1009 by Quixote (14 June 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on June 18th, 2009

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Solving time, 17 mins

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

1 F (LE AB) AG     able-bodied seaman

5 S (A BIN)E    Ancient people in Italy

8 I BEG YOUR PARDON   (brooder guy pain)*

10 PIN (NAT) E Decay     My last entry

11 T(he) ROUT

12 AUGMENT    ‘Men’ for ‘us’ in August

14 LEAN S ON

15 F (IRE) ARM

17 AUBERG(in)E

19 yeaR EMIT

20 Richard Brinley  SHE R(ID)AN

22 COME TO THE POINT    Double definition

24 H (EARS)E     High explosive

25 SUP REMO   (more)*

DOWN

1 F AIL

2 EVENING PRIMROSE   (removes ripening)*

3 BA (YON) NE   City in New Jersey

4 G RUNT    Favourite clue

5 S (A POD) I LLA      (all is)<

6 BIRETTA    Hidden reversal

7 NEOCONSERVATIVE   (in one craves vote)*

9 STANCE   (ascent)*

11 AFFIRM  a “firm”

13 TO MB ST ONE

16 A NT BEAR

18 B (RIT P) OP    rit = ritenuto (musical direction): getting slower

21 ETH OS   (the)*    Ordinary Seaman

22 OTTO (man)     Refers to Otto cycle, a type of engine cycle

One Response to “Independent on Sunday 1009 by Quixote (14 June 2009)”

  1. NealH says:

    I struggled a bit with pinnated, since it’s not a word I’ve come across much. I was looking at things like dianated (being date around Ian). Nat doesn’t seem a very common name these days, so I initially didn’t consider it.

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