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Independent on Sunday 1027 by Quixote – 18 Oct 2009

Posted by nmsindy on October 22nd, 2009

nmsindy.

Like last week, I found this harder than usual from Quixote, not that the clues were more difficult but some of the words were less familiar. Enjoyable solve as always, solving time, 30 mins

* = anagram

ACROSS

1 BASE BALL

5 CO ST

8 S (1 CI) LY CI = Channel Islands

9 BIN ARIES My last answer – binary stars and Aries (Sign of the Zodiac)

10 DEMONS T RATION

12 CAR ROT

13 P(o)EM BROKE I think both Oxford and Cambridge have Pembroke Colleges

15 WELL WELL

17 DEL(P)HI

19 LITERARY AGENT (yarn get retail)* & lit

20 MAKEOVER (Vera OK me)*

22 D(R)O P IN(t)

23 VER(it)Y

24 STOTINKA (NATO kits)* Bulgarian money

DOWN

1 BLIND DATE (lad in debt)*

2 SHI (MM) ER

3 BEYOND THE GRAVE (Bogy death never)*

4 LOB(o) lobo = timber wolf, from US

5 Jacques CAR TI(g)ER 16th century French explorer esp associated with Canada

6 Isaac STERN

7 ONE-ARMED BANDIT (Braindead men to)*

11 TIPP(L)ER

14 KSHATRIY A (Arty Sikh)* Hindu caste

15 LOT TE(a)RY

18 LIE DOWN

19 LEAVE Hidden

21 iRATe

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