Fifteensquared

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Independent on Sunday 1031 by Quixote – 15 Nov 2009

Posted by nmsindy on November 19th, 2009

nmsindy.

Solving time, 15 mins, so I found it fairly easy.

* = anagram     <  = reversed

ACROSS

1 CHAP(ters)      This was my last entry

3 A Fellow FAIR

7 GRAP(e) HIC

9 CHOW DER  (red)<

11 OSIER    Cider girl = Rosie from Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee.    R = right moves to the end

12 MA(1)N FRAME     1 = lunchtime = I

13 CONNECTING (that joins)   ROD  ( bits of caR ODdly)

16 PATENT (LEA)THER     (the pattern)*

19 A PO STATES     (Op)<

21 (p)HONEY

22 SWA(HIlLI     (wails)*

23 Drunk RUMMER

24 E NG AGE

25 Jerome KERN  (songwriter), also historically a foot-soldier

DOWN

1 CLA (RIO)N

2  ABHORRENT   (nob, rather)*

4 FICTIONALISED   (Idiot’s life can)*

5 ALOOF     hidden in hALO, OFten

6 RED CARD    Indicating a player is sent off, heart from playing cards is red

7 GR OUCH

8 CAME TO NOTHING    ie CAME O

10 ROES   “Rose”

14 ROADHOUSE    (A door’s hue)*

15 P (RAY) ER     Favourite clue   ” A little light comes in through talking to God?”

16 PRO PAN Energy   source = first letter in the cryptic reading

17 HAN(d) G-MAN

18 MARS(h)

20 TRING    TOURING less OU

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