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Independent 7,201/Phi

Posted by Ali on November 13th, 2009

Ali.

A characteristically lovely offering from Phi rounds off what has been a really rather good working week of Indy puzzles. The last 5 days have given us pretty much everything cryptic crosswords should if you ask me.

Across
1 PARALYSE – (AS A REPLY)*
5 AMIDST – D[-irection] in A MIST
9 LISTINGS – L,1,STINGS
10 CRAVAT – A V.A.T on CR.
11 TATTY – T,ATTY.
12 TABBOULEH – (BLUE BOAT)* + H[-arbour]
14/17 A ROLLING STONE GATHERS NO MOSS
20 FRATERNAL – RATE + RN in FAL
21 HOTEL – HOT + EL (Spanish artcle)
22 IMBIBE – I’M + B[-ooze] + I BE
23 DISPERSE – SPE[-a]RS in DIE
24 ENGAGE – ENG (electronic news gathering) + AGE
25 AGRONOMY – A G(ood) + N in ROOMY
Down
1 PALATIAL – PAL + 1 in AT AL[-l]
2 RISOTTO – S in RIOT TO
3 LAITY – LAY about IT
4 SIGHT UNSEEN – (THESE USING)*,N(ote)
6 MARCO POLO – MAR,CO.,POLO
7 DIVULGE – I’D rev. + V(elocity) + (LUGE)*
8 TETCHY – ETC. in THY
13 BEST-SELLIING – (STEEL’S)* in BLING
15 LITTERBUG – LITTER,BUG
16 PSALTERY – ([-i]TS PLAYER)*
17 GRAB BAG – GAG about RABB[-i]
28 ONTARIO – ON TO collecting (AIR)*
19 OFFICE – OFF-ICE
21 HIPPO – [-s]HIP,PO

One Response to “Independent 7,201/Phi”

  1. IanN14 says:

    Yes, Ali.
    As you say, a good week.
    Typically tidy Phi.

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