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Independent on Sunday 1034 by Quixote – 6 Dec 2009

Posted by nmsindy on December 10th, 2009

nmsindy.

Pleasing puzzle as always, not too difficult, solving time, 18 mins

* = anagram    < = reversed

ACROSS

6 OP (little work) U (university) LENT (austere time)       Definition: rich

8 BA (TT IN) G      Definition – in (cricket)  TT = dry in = home bag = secure

10 HIP (joint) P (OCK) ET   pet = darling  wine in the East End = ‘ock from hock

11 UNTIE    Auntie (less leading character ie first letter).    Liked this.   BBC known as Auntie from the distant past

12 DERMATOLOGISTS   (Old stager Tom is)*

13 MO SELLE(r)    r = right

15 SA (P WOO) D      court = woo    when I stopped thinking of ct = court I made progress

17 STRIKE A BARGAIN   (is aka bartering)*   &lit, I guess

20 A SPIC(e)

21 OARSWOMAN  (Moan as row)*     Nice to fit ‘row’ into the anagram

23 DISTAFF   (f-fat Sid)<

24 DOL(MEN)S     (sold)*

DOWN

1 GOT H

2 SUP PRESS

3 D (EF) ORM     Fe = iron  reversed  dorm(itory) = boarding house room

4 STRUNG UP    Double definition

5 RICTUS   (rustic)*

7 TAKE THE DAY OFF     Take day from Sunday to get ‘sun’

8 BATTLE-SCARRED   (Cold street Aran)* less o

9 GRE (A S) ED

13 MU (STAR)D

14 LAKE CHAD   (Heck! A lad)*

16 OPIUM DEN  (Impound E)*

18 RE-POSE

19 GO WELL   cf NOWELL (Christmas)

22 NEST    HONEST less ho (little house)

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