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Independent on Sunday 1023 by Quixote (20 Sep 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on September 24th, 2009

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Solving time, 22 mins

* = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

6 PENNY-PINCHING D0uble definition

8 GENERA LIST

9 RHEA Hidden

10 BI (ST)RO

11 ELECT RUM

12 RUN (‘extra’ from cricket)

13 PUT TEE

15 P (EEW) IT wee<

16 BOA(t)

17 A STAT (IN)E

19 SQUASH double definition

21 FOR M

22 PER MISSION rep<

23 EAT LIKE A HORSE Cryptic definition arab = type of horse

DOWN

1 IN VEST

2 SYCAMORE (So my Acer)*

3 C (IT) I ZEN Tricky CI = Channel Islands definition: native

4 S (CAT) HE

5 AIGRETTE (attire eg)*

6 PRECIOUS STONE (neurotic poses)*

7 GOES UP IN SMOKE (Opus seeming OK)*

14 TEAM-MATE (meat)* twice

15 PASTICHE (The aspic)*

16 BEAR D(i)ED

18 IMP AIR

20 UN’S (p)URE

3 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 1023 by Quixote (20 Sep 2009)”

  1. TRIALNERROR says:

    I print out the puzzles and do them at a very leisurely pace. 6D “Mean activity of man molesting woman”.
    Why “of man” exactly?

  2. eimi says:

    In 6A, I think you mean, you’re quite right that the “of man” isn’t strictly necessary, but is included to improve the surface reading. The first definition is “Mean activity of man” (meaning mankind).

  3. TRIALNERROR says:

    Thanks Eimi, much obliged.

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