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Independent on Sunday 1010 by Quixote (21 June 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on June 25th, 2009

nmsindy.

Solving time, 22 mins

* = anagram

1 PAWN BROKE R & lit My last answer and my favourite clue

6 (D)(AVID)

9 ASPIRES Dreaming spires of Oxford

10 TO WARDS

13 DISORDERLINESS (nerd is soldiers)*

13 LOGGER Double definition

14 PART ERR Eve

16 W (HEAT) EAR

18 VERSUS Hidden

21 RAISED THE ALARM (liar headmaster)*

23 A (BA) SHED

24 LOW LAND

25 ECHO Hidden reversal

26 ANCHORITES O (love) in (chantries)*

DOWN

1 P EAT

2 WAPPING “Whopping”

3 BARE ONE’S TEETH Double definition

4 ON SIDE Ditto Cricket pitch

5 E (X) TERNAL Good

7 VERM(outh) E’ER it = Italian Vermouth Dicts confirm ‘it’ is quite OK with the first letter in 13 down.

8 DI’S ASTERS

11 WHISTLE-BLOWER Double definition

13 LOWER CASE (Wee Carol’s)* Characters on a keyboard (typing)

15 MAST O DON

17 EP IT A PH(one)

19 S (ER VAN) T

20 HEA(L)TH

22 I DES(pair) Beware the Ides of March – Julius Caesar

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