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Independent on Sunday 1015 by Quixote (26 July 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on July 30th, 2009

nmsindy.

Solving time, 40 mins, a lot of which was looking for 5 down.

* = anagram      < = reversed

ACROSS

1 T(EACH)ABLE

8 SheeP LEAD

10 DO RIS(k)

11 IN THE GODS   (Thing does)*   Gallery high up in a theatre, far from the stage

12 WOOLGATHERING  (Night owl a ‘goer’)*

14 HO (LIES)T

16 R (1 POST) E

18 TENDERHEARTED   (deter adherent)*

23 CH (A MOM) ILE    Mom,  US usage.

24 ROT OR

25 P RUDE

26 HI STAMINE   (inmates)*

DOWN

1 BAR ROW    I think.    The wordplay seems to lead very directly to this, but I do not understand the definition part, so far.     “Pub quarrel – has one buried hatchet?”

2 SHO(w) SHONE      Indian tribe ie ‘native’

3 SEX TET,  I think, with love = sex and the Tet offensive (Vietnam 1968)

4 SP HERE   sp (Latin abbreviation: sine prole) for ‘without children’

5 HERO (darling) DIAS (said = mentioned)<        New to me, princess from New Testament, hard also because the checked letters were three vowels and a final S

6 TIDE   edit<

7 B (RIDGE) T   tough  ridge = edge, high up    BT = British firm

9 DISAGREE    Quarrel (vb)    (rage)* in (side)*

13  WHITE CAP    A crested wave.

15 LINNAEUS   (isle a nun)*

16 REA (DE) RS      ed<

17 PA (e)TERNAL

19 E (ROD) ED   River Dee<   “north-flowing”

20 H EIGHT

21 DE T A IL    (li a t ed)<    song = lied

22 T RUE

2 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 1015 by Quixote (26 July 2009)”

  1. Quixote says:

    In ancient barrows you may well find old flints and stony bits of weapon. Just about plausible, I hope! Thanks for the blog and glad to get at least one person reading the Bible on a Sunday!

  2. nmsindy says:

    I’m afraid, Quixote, it was Monday and the reading was of TEA, then Wikipedia…

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