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Independent on Sunday 1029 by Quixote – 1 November 2009

Posted by nmsindy on November 8th, 2009

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Unusual crossword in that it said “For ATS, remembering particularly those clued across without definition”

It turned out that every across answer was the first name of a person.   I guess ATS refers to All The Saints, or perhaps All The Souls remembered at this time of year.     This made it a much harder Quixote puzzle than usual for me at any rate, solving time, 52 mins with the lower half particularly difficult.

* = across   < = reversed

ACROSS

5 JE ROME

7 COLUM(n) BA

9 DO MINI C

10 M(ON) ICA     on = leg (cricket side)

11 LA (WREN)CE

14 S (tIME)ON

16 THO (MA)Se

19 DAMIAN    M in naiad<

22 ANSEL M    ‘ansel from Hansel and Gretel found a sweet ‘ouse

23 MATT HI(A)S

25 H ELENA    (anele H)<

28 ALD (lad)* HELM

30 PA TRICK

31 UR SU (US)<  LA

DOWN

1 FEUD    “Few’d”

2 John LENNON  NN in NOEL<

3 GLIMPSED   (GP smiled)*

4 TALC    Hidden &lit

6 OR MER

7 C (ACHE) T

8 MINIMUM    Cryptic definition

12 AS HEN

13 ERA    hidden in thE RAdio     ERA = one “time”

15 OS A K A

17 MA (E WE) ST

18 SEMIARID   (mire said)*

20 A NT

21 EM BARK

24 TEDIUM   cf TE DEUM

25 HE ELS     Part of golf club

27 EXPO   Hidden

29  MILL Double definition

One Response to “Independent on Sunday 1029 by Quixote – 1 November 2009”

  1. Quixote says:

    Thank you, faithful blogger. It was indeed for all the saints (who from their labour rest …). You can take Quixote out of the Church Times , but you can’t take … !

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