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Independent 7151 by Dac

Posted by nmsindy on September 16th, 2009

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Dac’s weekly crossword always looked forward to as a delight.    This I found quite easy, solving time 16 mins.

* = anagram  < = reversed

ACROSS

1 GI(GOT)S

4 MI XER TA P   (extra)*

9 TONG UE   EU<

10  S  T  RANGE R

12 ADVENT URE  (alternate letters in curries)

13 DYLAN  Thomas (poet) and Bob Dylan (singer)

14 DI’S TURBAN CE    A rare post-1997 crossword outing for the Princess

18 P (A RISHI ONE) R   (Irish)*

21 (g)RUNTS

23 NAN OMETRE   (remote)*

24 ILL I NOIS(e)

25 A   T WILL

26 G (ANGST) ER

27 BREE ZanY

DOWN

1 G (A TEA) U(y)

2 GE NEV A   (Ven eg)<

3 TOUR NED OS

5 IN THE RUNNING    double definition

6 chasE LAND

7 TAG ALO(N)G    Lucky I’d met Tagalog (= Filipino) before in a puzzle.  Definition:  to join rest of group

8 PYRE NEES   Seen<

11 QUESTION TIME  (Ministe quote)*   The q made this easy, solved on first run thro

15 BAR (O ME) TER   barter = exchange

16 SPAR KING    A chain of supermarkets.

17 F RANKLIN’     From Canterbury Tales, quite a few themed puzzles have been based on that.

19 STRIVE (rivets)*

20 RE (ALl)LY    Amusing, topical, surface.

21 SI NUS   (Sun is)<

5 Responses to “Independent 7151 by Dac”

  1. IanN14 says:

    Lovely, impeccable clueing as always.
    (The Indy is clearly way ahead of the Guardian in quality at the moment, I think.
    Thanks, Eimi).

  2. eimi says:

    That’s very nice of you to say so, Ian. And I agree about the quality of Dac’s clueing.

  3. Ali says:

    Agreed on all counts. The Indy is now my first port of call every day as I’m almost scared I’ll miss out on something good if I don’t!

    Brilliant stuff once again from Dac.

  4. eimi says:

    Thanks, Ali. For those who enjoy the Indy crossword online and would like to interact with some newsprint for a few weeks at minimal cost, they’re running a £1 a week trial offer at the moment:

    https://www.bookshoppartnership.co.uk/poundaweek/

  5. Max says:

    Though I was intrigued to see that the 7 days a week (Monday to Sunday) option will not include The Independent on Sunday.

    After much deliberation, I think I’ve worked it out… ;-)

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