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Independent on Sunday 1046 by Quixote – 28th Feb 2010

Posted by Handel on March 4th, 2010

Handel.

We polished this one off in the Bridge in Topsham, with pints of Branoc and hot pasties. What a wonderful afternoon. Found this easier than the previous puzzle, the vocab in this puzzle was more up our street.

ACROSS

1. (e)DWAR(d) F

4. C A STING

8. OUTMODED (dodo mute)*

9. RAN KIN

10. S(H)OW

11. PHILANDERS (Ralph dines)*

13. DENSITOMETER (to determine S)* &lit

16. IN ARTIC U LATE

19. WINGSPREAD cryptic definition

21. C(ON)Y

22. S(POT)ON

24. MILLI(e)(h)ARD

25. DAMOSEL (some lad)*

26.( j)AUNTY

DOWN

1. D(AUGHT)ER

2. ARM-TWISTING cryptic definition

3. F E DUP

4. CAD M(I)UM

5. SARCATIC (crass act I)*

6. I(c)ON

7. GO(IT)RE

12. D(ERE L)ICTION

14. TRAP PINGS ‘part’ reversed before ‘pings’

15. STINGRAY (it’s angry)*

17. THE RM AL(l) not sure why the group are allegedly being told lies? ‘The group allegedly being told lies – it’s almost all hot air’

18. PIPPED dd

20. DELIA ‘ailed’<

23. TAM ‘mat’<

3 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 1046 by Quixote – 28th Feb 2010”

  1. Gaufrid says:

    Hi Handel
    In 17dn I think the RM is Royal Marines and the ‘lies’ reference relates to the response ‘tell that to the marines’ when one doesn’t believe what someone is saying.

  2. Handel says:

    Thanks Gaufrid, we thought that RM would be Royal Marines but had not heard that phrase.

  3. nmsindy says:

    I think it’s not the first time Quixote has used that marines idea, I remember the saying from way back tho not in recent times.

    I had TIPPED rather than PIPPED for 18 down, but obviously don’t know which is right – I’d also picked it as my clue of the puzzle. It read “Rewarded or dumped?”

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