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Independent on Sunday 1016 by Quixote (2 Aug 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on August 6th, 2009

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Solving time, 23 mins

* = anagram  < = reversed

ACROSS

6 PEP TIC

8 PINNA (leaflet) C LE

9 BOS (PO RU)S

10 P ASS I’M

11 QU A N GO

12 COP IOU’S

13 EAVESDROPPERS   (pad so perverse)*

17 B U GLOSS

19 NEATLY  (lay ten)*

21 DR Y ROT   (Tory r d)<

22 (c)IRRI  GATE   Prophetic re the Edgbaston Test

23 VENET IAN  (event)*

24 MAN (p)URE

DOWN

1 RE SO LUTE

2 STEP IN    as ‘step’ is contained in waSTE Product

3 S (NAP) UPper     My favourite clue

4 C APST ONE  (past)*

5 OLDIES   hidden

7 CAR(GO)ES

8 POST-CHRISTIAN  (parsons itch it)*

14 V AG ARIES

15 PANG RAM (computer memory)    In which every letter of the alphabet appears.  Not in this puzzle though.

16 SOLITARY  (loyalist)*

17 BAR LEY

18 OB TA IN

20 A N GI N A  (a n)<

One Response to “Independent on Sunday 1016 by Quixote (2 Aug 2009)”

  1. NealH says:

    Shame 22 wasn’t equally prophetic about Headingley.

    Bit of a struggle to finish it. I had 8 as a toss-up between pinnacle and pentacle, although the latter’s more to do with black magic.

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