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Independent on Sunday 1041 by Quixote – 24 Jan 2010

Posted by nmsindy on January 28th, 2010

nmsindy.

Something to look out for here,  referred to after the clue explanations.     Solving time, 21 mins.

* = anagram     < = reversed

ACROSS

6 PRECIS   LecturE

7 ORRIS    Hidden

9 (Guar)DIAN THUS    R is editor of the G

10 EASILY   Cryptic definition

11 ER (AS) ER

12 TR (A  VEST) Y

13 TYRO    Hidden

16 DEMUR(e)

18 son’S  IRE

19 ENG (END) ER     (green)*

21 PE (SET)A     Spanish currency replaced by the euro

24 (p)LEASES

25 SABOTEUR   (a brute so)*

26 S TOUR

27 SCIENCE    (nice sect)* less t

DOWN

1 TEN NIS   (sin net)<

2 WI THERE  husbanD

3 EELS   Alternate letters in ‘here close’

4 NOV ENA

5 T (RUST) EES

6 P (RIO)R

8 SALUTER   (us later)*

12 TIMER   remit<

14 YAN KEES   (seek nay)<

15 OPEN S  HOP

17 RE PUBLIC

20 (DISA) RM   (said)*

22 SI (T-IN)S

23 TA(U)PE

25 SO-SO    (OS)< twice

Perimeter cells read TWENTY YEARS COMPLETED.    This refers to the IoS, launched January 1990 with a Quixote puzzle in every issue.

2 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 1041 by Quixote – 24 Jan 2010”

  1. Quixote says:

    Glad someone noticed (the IoS never would!).

  2. Simon Harris says:

    Sounds like congratulations are in order, so well done Quixote. Twenty years is quite an achievement.

    I must admit I struggled a bit with the top half here, until the message was spotted. Still I was left with NOVE_A, but perhaps a shade more patience might have got me there!

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