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Independent on Sunday 1011 by Quixote (28 June 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on July 2nd, 2009

nmsindy.

Solving time, 15 mins, so fairly easy.

* = anagram

ACROSS

1/12 CALL OF THE WILD   Book by the American writer Jack London

4 CU TS OUT    Cu = Copper (stout)*

9 ROUGH-HEWN   (How hunger)*

10 TA (Territorial Army) TA (thanks) R (king).    I think the ‘warrior’ definition may go back to the time of Genghis Khan, though nowadays I think they are just a race, like many others.

11 MA (CHE) TE

13 STEAL THE SHOW  (He’s Welsh OTT)*

17 CONS PIRAT (OR) S    pirates less E    or = gold

20 DEEJAYS    Disc jockey/dinner jacket

21 OF FENCE

23 MIA MI(a)

24 REASON OUT    which could indicate ‘a snore’ (as an anagram)

25 ART IS T (beginning to transmit)  E (energy)

26 SK (1 MP) Y

DOWN

1 CH ROME  (more)*    My favourite clue “Church needs more chucked in the plate”

2 LA (UN) CE

3 OCH RE

4 CONSTITUTIONAL    Double definition

5 TO T  HE R  EAR

6 OUT RIGHT

7 TURN DOWN

8 F EDERAL (dealer)*  RESERVE (book)     From the US

14 TOPI ARIES

15 ACADEMIA   (Medic AAA)*

16 UNDERACT   (true cad n)*

18 IN FORM

19 Bobbie GENTRY    Singer, best known for “Ode to Billie Joe” (1967)

22 FROCK   R (right) for L (left) in FLOCK

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