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Independent on Sunday 1043 by Quixote – 7 Feb 2010

Posted by Handel on February 11th, 2010


Post-revelry solve, so slightly longer than it should have been really, about 25 minutes. Very happy to be joining the blogging team having been long-time readers!

Highlights for us were 6 and 8 down.

We had to look up 12 across, not ever so hot on musical terms as yet.


1. P(ower)ARTICLE

9. GASEOUS (usa goes)*


11. AC(N)E

12. PORT A MEN TO a new word to us

13. L(EFT)OVERS Eft is a lizard

15. OSCAR (caros)* carols minus l, reference to the phonetic alphabet

17. SALVE(r)


20. blIMP AIRMEN Troubled

22. menacinG AURa

24. MAR(I)NER ref. Silas Marner by George Eliot


26. ETHERNET ‘the’ in (enter)*


1. PIG TAIL sounds like ‘Pig Tale’.  Alison Uttley wrote stories about Sam Pig

2. RESENTFUL (runt feels)*

3. IRON dd

4. LOSE ONE’S MEMORY (moneyless Romeo)*

5. EARTH SCIENTIST (Christine Tate’s)*

6. SHAM ROCK could be made of paste

7. BEAN sounds like ‘been’, runner is a type of bean, possible reference to Paula Radcliffe?!

8. DETOUR (routed)* neat &lit there

14. OB ED I.E. N(o)T


17. STIGMA (agm it’s)*

19. F(AR E)AST

21. PA RE

23. I D L E

5 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 1043 by Quixote – 7 Feb 2010”

  1. Quixote says:

    Welcome to my new blogger. And a big thank you to Niall for all his loyal blogging for so long. However, I don’t know whether to be sad or elated to learn that I have a better grip on musical terminology than Handel!

  2. nmsindy says:

    Welcome, Handel, and thanks for the excellent blog. It was a joy to blog the puzzle for so long. I found it always (as I’m sure was intended) an accessible puzzle at the easy end of the Indy spectrum with a pleasing, light, touch to the clues. But the greater the variety among bloggers, the better!

  3. Simon Harris says:

    I’ll drop in to say “welcome” too! Albeit a little late, as it took until today to find time to tackle this one.

    I don’t time solves, but this one seemed to go in more quickly than usual, with a couple of holdups at the end. Hadn’t heard of GAUR, but spotted it the clue, even though “with” doesn’t seem to suggest a hidden word.

    Similarly unsure why “article” is “restricted” but I fear that’s something I probably should know.

  4. nmsindy says:

    I think “power restricted” means p ie its abbreviation with “possibly a” = article ie one example of an article, “the” being another.

  5. Bill says:

    Really enjoyed this as I finished it in less than an hour!

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