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Independent 7,169/Dac

Posted by Ali on October 7th, 2009

Ali.

A nice and quick solve for me on this one, which then gave me some time to go back over it and marvel at just how good a setter Dac is. Wonderful stuff as ever.

Across
1 STIR UP – (SIR PUT)*
5 QUAGMIRE – AGM in QUIRE
9 ENGAGEMENT – Double def.
10 TENT – TE[-rm] + NT (New Testamant)
11 MADISON AVENUE – IS in MAD ON A VENUE
12 BURNET – URN in BET
14 FUSILER – IS rev. + LIE in FUR
16 SHEEPISH – “She” + PISH!
18 SAMOSA – S.A (sex appeal) + MO + S.A (again!)
20 CAREERS ADVICE – (RECEIVES A CARD)*
22 RULE – Double def.
23 TOURNAMENT – (MEANT TO RUN)*
24 PLUTARCH – L(atin) in PUT (place) + ARCH (clever)
25 SENTRY – SENT + RY
Down
2 TYNEMOUTH – (MONEY) in TUT on H(eroin)
3 REARDON – REAR + DON
4 PRESS – Double def.
5 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH – OFT HE in QUEEN + SOUTH
6 ACTIVISTS – ACT 1 (first part of play) + VIST[-a] + S(everal)
7 MATINAL – (IN MALTA)*
8 RANGE – RAN + E.G rev.
13 TRIMESTER – M in TRIESTE + (Septembe)R
15 EASTERNER – STERNE in EAR
17 EARNEST – “Ernest”
19 MAILMEN – M(ake) + AILMEN[-t]
20 CRUEL – RUE in CL.
21 DINGS – Hidden in wedDING Service

2 Responses to “Independent 7,169/Dac”

  1. nmsindy says:

    Yes, this was excellent. I too found it very much on the easier side.

  2. Simon Harris says:

    I never time these, but this might just have been a record :) Couldn’t fault it though, of course.

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