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Independent on Sunday 1014 by Quixote (19 July 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on July 23rd, 2009

nmsindy.

Not too difficult, solving time 16 mins

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

6 BULL(y) y = yen (Japanese currency)

7 RINGO STA RR (Organist)* bishop = RR (Right Reverend) The Beatles’ drummer

10 siDE CIDER

11 W HAMMY

12 RA (NDO) LPH (Don)*

13 TODDLE Sweeney “Todd’ll” ie Todd will

15 STICK-IN-THE-MUD (him cutest kind)*

18 Robinson CRUSOE “crew so”

19 STE (A DI) ER

22 EL PASO (a slope)*

24 UNCLE AR(m)

25 BELL “Belle” WET HER

26 GOO F

DOWN

1 FUNDRAISER (Nude friars)*

2 PLAC(e) ID Di<

3 BRIDAL “Bridle”

4 DOGWATCH (What cd go)* watch on board ship at certain hours

5 D RUM Refers to Ringo

8 NORTH AND SOUTH 19th century novel by Elizabeth Gaskell and cockney rhyming slang for ‘mouth’ = trap

9 TSARDOM cf stardom

14 LADIES ROOM (admires loo)*

16 IN ST ALL

17 KEEL OVER which in cryptic terms could be LEEK (23) going upwards

20 ESCORT (corset)*

21 DR (rd<) EDGE

23 (s) LEEK

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