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Independent on Sunday 1038 by Quixote – 3 Jan 2010

Posted by nmsindy on January 7th, 2010

nmsindy.

There is something to look for here, referred to after the clue explanations, solving time 22 mins.

* = anagram    < = reversed

ACROSS

7 REMITTANCE    (Meter it can)*

9 UREA   hidden

10 A (R) ID

11 EYE  CON TACT    “I”

12 EGGSHELL   soldiers = strips of bread, toast, dipped into egg

13 RESENT   re-sent

15 N EARLY

16 TEAM UP

20 partY A WING    fan = wing (bird)

23 AIRBRUSH    ‘airbrush

24 EARTHBOUND

26 AIDE    Hidden

27 HAL F

28 R (IDI C) ULING    Idi Amin

DOWN

1 TET (Vietnam)  RAG ON

2 HINDUSTANI    (Indian thus)*

3 ETHEREAL   (tale here)*

4 MEMO IR

5 (t)AUNT

6 NEO (CO)N

8 NEEDLE    cf needless

14 SOMERSAULT   (almost sure)*

17 EURYDIC  malE    (rude icy)*    From Greek mythology

18 PA’S A DEN A

19 VAL U ED

21 A RA(t) RAT     Ref pairs from Noah’s Ark from Mount Ararat

22 G AB  BRO   (orb)<    Type of rock

25 (s) TIFF

Perimeter letters read THE MAN AT THE GATE OF THE YEAR   – from Desert (1908) ‘God Knows’ by Minnie Louise Haskins quoted by King George VI in wartime Christmas broadcast (1939).   For first Quixote puzzle of the year – I saw quite early on that some message might emerge.

One Response to “Independent on Sunday 1038 by Quixote – 3 Jan 2010”

  1. Simon Harris says:

    Thanks for this, I failed on 21 (ARARAT) and was looking forward to enlightenment! I didn’t spot the message, maybe that would have helped.

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