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Independent on Sunday 1039 by Quixote – 10 Jan 2010

Posted by nmsindy on January 14th, 2010

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Solving time, 21 mins

* = anagram   < = reversed

ACROSS

1 M (IS) USE

4 GRIM ACES

9 NO TI(C)ES

11 NET BALL    ten<

12 PEPPER-AND-SALT       hairstyle

14 LISTENERS    (let sirens)*

16 ERICA    (I care)*

17 TORUS    Hidden

19 HEADPIECE     “Had peace”

21 BREAST THE WAVE   (Save wet bather)*

24 TO (ASTI) E

25 SEI ZING

27 SWAYED    “Suede”

DOWN

1 MANIPULATE       Definition:  doctor   (et al up in AM)<

2 SET-UP       Tennis player would like to be a set up

3 SE   CRETE     South-East = bottom right-hand corner

5 RENE DESCARTES   (a stern decree’s)*

6 ME THANE

7 COASTLINE   (clot in sea)*

8 SI(L)T

10 STAGE WHISPERS    (Shaw’s prestige)*

13 B (A REL) EGGED

15 S CRU BLAND

18 S (WEE) TEN

20 P (REV I) EW       Favourite clue   “Cleric I observed in church seat – privileged sighting?”

22 A MI(t)TY      ref Walter Mitty

23 (f)ETCH

One Response to “Independent on Sunday 1039 by Quixote – 10 Jan 2010”

  1. NealH says:

    I’m a bit dubious about the homophone in 19 across. Maybe it works if you speak in a very upper-class accent.

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