Posted by duncanshiell on 24th August 2009
I am standing in today for a regular blogger who is on holiday. I am not a regular Independent solver and my dictionary of choice tends to be Chambers. It is clear however that The Independent uses Collins as its ‘bible’ There were a number of definitions and abbreviations used in this crossword that I confirmed in Collins when I couldn’t find them in Chambers, at least not directly. For example, Hebrew=Israelite, withered=abashed, t=tempo, and definitions of spiritualism and large.