Fifteensquared

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Independent on Sunday 1017 by Quixote 9 Aug 2009

Posted by nmsindy on August 13th, 2009

nmsindy.

Solving time, 19 mins, so not too difficult.

* = anagram  < = reversed

ACROSS

1 NAT HAN(d)   tan<

4 S (PORT) ING

9 B (EAR) OUT

11 UP P (SAL)A

12 SONS AND LOVERS    DH Lawrence novel   A N in (dross novels)*

14 B UTTER NUT

15 L ASS O

16 T (A R) OT

18 PER (MANE N)T     N = latest in fashion (last letter)

20 ANCIENT LIGHTS  (licensing that)*    New to me, worked it out when I’d enough crossing letters – the right to light, I think.

23 TREACLE    (celebrate)*  less be

24 G L (OB) OSE   miss = lose

25 DISPERSE   (red spies)*

26 BE L FRY

DOWN

1 NO(B)S     son (disciple) <      My last answer.

2 TRANS(m)IT

3 A DO (RN MEN) T

5 POUND STERLING   (got in plunders)*

6 REP (material) RO(t)

7 IN A MESS     ie I NAME SS !

8 G RA (SS) ROOTS    (orators)*

10 TRAIN (school vb)  S POTTERS

13 ABSTR ACTED   (brats)*

15 LOATHSOME   (a note most)*

17 (c)RICKETS      Good misleading surface.

19 plEASE OFFer     some outside letters (in a regular pattern) go.

21 servicE M (CE) E

22 LEV(it)Y

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