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Independent on Sunday 1049 by Quixote 21st March 2010

Posted by Handel on March 25th, 2010

Handel.

The usual enjoyable bag of tricks from Quixote. A couple of inventive clues stood out for us: 6 down and 17 across.

ACROSS

1. KOPECK ‘ok’ backwards, followed by peck ‘a little kiss’

4. UNF(RAM)ED ‘Like a picture perhaps’ would have been more accurate, unless a picture is always unframed

9. T.A. P DANCER (pranced)*

11. FENCE dd

12. MO RD ANT

13. HARMFUL (half rum)*

14. RABBIT WARRENS (I want rarer B&Bs)*

17. REVOLVING DOOR cryptic definition ‘rood’ is door backwards, hence ‘revolving’. Nifty

21. OM I NOUS

22. IDA HO AN ref. Princess Ida, of Gilbert and Sullivan fame

24. PET RA

25. OPHIDIANS (India shop)* A new word for us, but easily guessed

26. SORCERER (errors)* around CE

27. M(ART)EN

DOWN

1. KIT E MARK

2. PIP ER

3. CHA PAT I<

5. NOR< THE R.N. IRIS H Hope you all understood that parsing! The definition is much easier than the S.I.

6. REFEREE Felt this one was very inventive – the shortened version ‘ref’ makes an appearance in ‘Macabre film’

7. MANIFESTO (aims often)*

8. DEE PLY

10. COSTWOLD STONE (olde Scots town)* We spent a lovely weekend in the Cotswolds for El’s birthday last year, but were chased across a paddock by a young bullock, which was not so lovely. The stone is very distinctive though

15. BARRI(ST)ER

16. B(RINGS)IN

18. VI O LATE

19. GRAND P A

20. CORP(U)S Short for Corpus Christi, which is a college in Cambridge, and also the other place

23. O PART

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