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Independent on Sunday 1032 by Quixote – 22 Nov 2009

Posted by nmsindy on November 26th, 2009

nmsindy.

Enjoyable puzzle as always, solving time, 25 mins

* = anagram

6 BEDSORE    Said bore (Spoonerism)

7 OUT POST

10 ROLLNECK SWEATER   (Let cleaners work)*

11 S(second) ENTRY

12 RE BUFFS

14 SO USE

15 PIE    Once a coin in India

16 A CHES(s)

17 A LA (RM  E)   D    RM = Royal Marines – This refers to the saying ‘Tell that to the Marines” ie regarded as being gullible

18 CH E’ER Sundays

20 EPISTEMOLOGICAL   (College post I aim)*

22 (ex)TENSION

23 PIN(t) HEAD

DOWN

1 ADUL (T ED  U C) ATION     Ed = Ted   University = u  College = c

2 DOWNSTREAM   (Most wander)*

3 DES CRY

4 CON SERVE

5 STYE   “sty”

6 Robert BURN(s)  less s = sun

8 OUT OF CHARACTER   Cryptic definition

9 T (H) RUSTS

13 BEAM ENGINE    e (energy) in (Mine began)*

14 SPA  REST    spare = excessive  ie more than is needed

15 (I’m) PEDIMENT

18 CA (L 1) PH    (chap)*

19 C (L) OD

21 T(H) IN

2 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 1032 by Quixote – 22 Nov 2009”

  1. pennes says:

    Thanks for the blog. Just adding a comment to make you feel it was worth it nmsindy as I stuck with 5 clues to go.
    i’ve only just started to get the Independent on Sundays; not sure that I can remember a Quixote before. A nice balance of diffficulty in clues and 2 nice long anagrams, but i couldn’t get the marines in 17 ac having never heard the expression. Not sure that “serve” in 4 dn was particularly synonymous with “additional help” so I discounted it.
    Oh yes I enjoyed yesterday’s Quixote (29th Nov) too. Thankyou

  2. nmsindy says:

    Thanks, pennes, blog on 29 Nov puzzle scheduled for 1 00 AM 3 Dec. In CONSERVE, which was tricky, I think ‘serve’ was ‘help’ with ‘additional’ being a link ie ‘serve’ was ‘additional’ to ‘con’. A puzzle always worth tackling, on the easy side in the Indy spectrum (and indeed otherwise) and everything adds up nicely.

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