Fifteensquared

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Independent on Sunday 1021 by Quixote (6 Sep 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on September 10th, 2009

nmsindy.

A bit harder than some by Quixote, solving time 35 mins.

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

1 BAR (MA)N

4 FU (SIN)G

8 ANTICOAGULANTS (a nostalgic aunt)*

10 G E (HE)NNA Anne<

11 MA (SHIN)G

12 BAT Hampshire Bath is in Somerset

13 MAIN COURSE (a sour mince)*

15 SACRAMENTO (moaners act)*

17 Kate MOS(e)S

20 M (ANT) E AU

21 MARTENS smarten – first (letter) to last

23 SOCIAL (party) CLIMBING (plant ie creeper) &lit

24 E (ROT I)C

25 PA TENT

DOWN

1 B (H) ANG H = hospital bang = suddenly

2 RATCHET (chatter)* nice double use of ‘teeth’

3 A Setter CENT

4 FOUR-MINUTE MILE (mum routine life)*

5 SNAPS HOT

6 NUT TIER

7 BANANA REPUBLIC u (university) in (Caribbean plan)*

9 A G REES (Welsh name)

12 BOS (OM)S

14 FACE-LIFT ie face being ‘lifted’ (going upwards) in the clue in onE CAFe, ‘to the north’ signalling that

16 CON TOUR

18 ONE-TIME “won” and ‘time is the enemy’

19 CRIME A

22 S (l)IGHT

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