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Independent on Sunday 1052 by Quixote 11th April 2010

Posted by Handel on April 15th, 2010

Handel.

Once again, we did most of this in good time, but then needed a second session to get the last few. We filled this one out while sitting in Cleaver Square in Kennington with a pint in between watching people play petanque. Very pleasant.

ACROSS

1. B(UR S)AR

4. DE(CAD)E

8. P.R. A.G.M. AT I ST

9. A(L)MS

10. RE(PORT)ED

11. R I SING

12. F OWL

13. THEREUNDER (deer hunter)*

15. STICK I TOUT

18. JO H N

19. ACTING dd. I always find it amusing when people are referred to as ‘caretaker manager’, it makes me think of Brian Clough wandering around with a broom and bucket

21. TRAINERS (terrains)* Neat clueing, and a quick solve for any Scrabble players who know their ‘retain plus one letter’ words

23. CAVE dd, as in ‘cave canem’

24. RINDERPEST (president r)* A new word for us, but relatively easily worked out

25. IMP END

26. HAT RED

DOWN

1. BURNED OUT implied anagram of ‘burden’

2. R(AG D)OLL

3. A(PA)RT

4. DETER GENT Is there any other way of cluing this word? A Mars Bar in the post to the setter who manages it…

5. CH AN(S)ON

6. DEMON ‘me’ backwards in ‘don’, a nice little clue

7. RI(D.D.)LE

13. T(RIGGER)ED ‘old rocker’ I assume to be a ‘teddy boy’

14. ETHERISED (the desire)*

16. CHINESE ‘hi’ in ‘scene’ anagramised

17. OS TEND

18. JUN(IP)E R

20. lunatiC HAS Married

22. ARE(N)A

3 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 1052 by Quixote 11th April 2010”

  1. NeilW says:

    Before my time, but I understand that there were Mods and Rockers and the Teddy Boys were the “Mods” in which case the clue doesn’t work unless there’s a rocker called Ted?

  2. sidey says:

    Teddy Boys certainly were not Mods. Different decade, different dress, different music. Nothing to do with the Rockers who fought the Mods either, they just liked rock’n’roll.

  3. nmsindy says:

    Yes, I read it like the blogger, Ted = teddy boy = rocker (from the 1950s).

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