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Independent on Sunday 1020 by Quixote (30 Aug 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on September 3rd, 2009

nmsindy.

I found this quite easy, solving time 14 mins

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

1 DEC (December) A MP

5 DRAW BACK (vb)

9 ME S(M)ERISED (desires)* – it’s also reversed,  as it happens, but nothing wrong with it, of course

10 G RAY Thomas Gray – Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, for example

11 ‘EIGHT E’EN

12 E STATE

13 RESULT hidden

14 (p)RESIDENT

16 SUZE RAIN (Zeus)*

19 SAL (UT) E (TU = trade union)<

21 SH (R) IFT

23 HE ADGEAR A in (raged)*

24 STUDents

25 MOS (QUITO) ES

26 TH (WART) E D

27 AR (DEN)T

DOWN

2 E (REMIT) E GrEEce

3 ALMSHOUSE (souls a home)* less o

4 PORT ENT

5 DISENFRANCHISED (Fiendish dancers)*

6 AD DRESS

7 BIG OT

8 CHASTE N

15 D (E LEGATE) D

17 UN H ITCH

18 A T TEMPT

19 SPATULA (up a salt)*

20 TRA (DE) – IN Ed<

22 INDIA (aid NI)<

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