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Independent on Sunday 1051 by Quixote 4th April 2010

Posted by Handel on April 8th, 2010

Handel.

This was much more straightforward than last week and included one mention of the date (Easter Sunday). The grid suggested the possibility of a perimeter nina, but we couldn’t find anything. Perhaps rereading DM’s excellent Crossword Manual has improved our abilities! Hope you all had an enjoyable break over the Easter weekend.

ACROSS

5. CAME(T)O

7. CONS UM ER

9. TOSS-UP ‘sot’ backwards and then ‘sup’

10. MATTRESS (smart set)*

11. EASTER SUNDAY (sad nature yes)* Topical!

14. FIRM dd

15. (ho)STEL A

16. P AID

17. RENE GOT I ATED (anagram of ‘date’)

19. B(ALL)ROOM

21. BAR RIO

22. P(REV)IOUS

23. O.B. E CHE

DOWN

1. NEWS ITEM (wise men t)*

2. C(O.M. PARIS)ON apparantely ‘comparisons are odious’ is a well known saying, I have to admit it has passed us by until now

3. KNOT<

4. QUARRY dd

6. A RO(MA)T I C

7. COMPUTER GAMES (mac group meets)*

8. (v)ERSE

12. DEALT A BLOW (bawled a lot)*

13. TIGERISH ‘ire’ backwards inside ‘sight’ anagramised

16. PE(AGREE)N

17. RELI(e)VE

18. cHAIRman

20. (h)OBO L

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