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Independent on Sunday 1033 by Quixote – 29 Nov 2009

Posted by nmsindy on December 3rd, 2009

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Solving time, 21 mins

* = anagram

ACROSS

1 CROTCH ETY  (yet)*

9 ON PAPER  (Propane)*

10 A PO (CO) PE    Omission of final sound of a word

11 P (HEN) OLice

12 C (LASSIE) R      Lassie, dog from films.   Leading pair = first two letters

13 V 1 SAGE

14 END O  CARP

16 LOB LOLLY

18 S T (first letters)  AMEN

20 A (ME THY) ST

21 SECRET(e)

24 ES CAPER    tu es = thou art   so es = French art

25 EROSION   O in (senior)*

26 N (EAR S) IGHT

DOWN

1 CROUP    Double definition

2 (st)OP PRESS

3 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE     Refers to Bob Hope, I think

4 EARL(y)

5 YEARLING   (girl a yen)*

6 JOBS FOR THE BOYS      Definition:  favours     My favourite clue

7 MONICA    Hidden

8 TERRAPIN   r in (painter)*

13 VIL (LAG) ER

15 PL A ST RON

17 B REACH

19 MORNING      Mourning less U (for all ages – film classification)

22 ThE  NET

23 VERA    Hidden

2 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 1033 by Quixote – 29 Nov 2009”

  1. pennes says:

    Did anyone else put sores for 1 dn (h)orses*? I realised when the relevant across clues looked bizarre.It would have been a great clue although sore would really have to be singular to work correctly

  2. nmsindy says:

    This was a tricky clue “Inflammation of horse’s rump” that I got only near the end and confirmed in dicts. I think though that it would be a stretch too far for rump to indicate all the letters except the first of a word. While I cannot recall seeing ‘rump’ used to indicate last letter, it probably could.

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