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Independent 7099/Phi

Posted by John on July 17th, 2009

John.

What one always gets from Phi — sound clueing, much of it very pleasing, a few complete anagrams, and the occasional musical reference (actually only one I think, unusually few).

Across
5 A D JUST ABLE
8 theatricAL DAring — Alan Alda
10 {{punchlin}e}quip
11 BEATITUDES — beat it (due)* s
12 FEEDBACK — d{ance} e{vening} e{very} F{riday}, and (d e e F) is ‘feed’ back, very nice
14 HURDLE — hurled with d relocated
15 MAGNETIC FIELD — (deflecting aim)*
17 S(CR)EED
18 MILLIARD — (rail)rev. in mild
20 D(IS SON)ANCE
22 VEAL — e in (lav)rev. — perhaps the choice of ‘John’ as my pseudonym was less than the best, especially as there is someone else with that name who posts occasionally on the Crossword Centre Message Board
23 S(A G)O
24 ABSOLUTISM — (submit also)*
 
Down
1 CU(S)PID
2 S(T)UB
3 DE{a}L {r}IGHTFUL
4 DA GUERRE — this chap
6 DEUS EX MACHINA — ex in (amused)* China
7 BLACK DIAMONDS — (minds bad coal {dar}k)*
9 DIE FLEDERMAUS — (surfed emailed)*
13 A BE(R)D ON IAN
16 GO({qu}EASY)ON
19 I(N V IT)E
21 {f}ELLA

One Response to “Independent 7099/Phi”

  1. nmsindy says:

    Yes, very good puzzle, and FEEDBACK was my favourite too.

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