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Independent on Sunday 1055 by Quixote 2nd May 2010

Posted by Handel on May 6th, 2010

Handel.

An easier solve this week than last, with only 13dn causing any real problems. The anagram was perfectly clear, but it still took a while to figure out what the word was. The ‘brain-damaged/Brian’ pair of clues were a nice touch.

ACROSS

1.  SH ELVE(s)

4.  SC I RO(CC)O ‘sc’ being a short form of ‘scilicet’, meaning namely in Latin.

9. B(LEAR)Y

10. BROUHAHA ‘harbour ah’ minus an ‘r’ anagramised

12. EAST-NORTHEAST It’s briefly in gENEral

14. FEE-PAYING dd

16. BRIAN ‘Brain-damaged’, with ‘damaged’ indicating an anagram

17. GREE(n) R

19. DENSENESS (sense ends)*

21. AC COM(PAN I)MENT

24. S(PILL)AGE

25. GUN G HO

26. RINGSIDE (desiring)*

27. GEN TRY

DOWN

1. SUBTERFUGE Anagram of ‘bust’, then huge without an ‘h’, with ‘er’ (hesitation) between them.

2. EVEN(t)S

3. V (ER) AND A

5. CART HAG IN IAN

6. RHUBARB Sounds like ‘rue barb’

7. COASTLINE (sectional)*

8. O KAY

11. BRAIN-DAMAGED dd

13. ANISOTROPY (snooty pair)* A new word for us.

15. EL(EnVy)ATION

18. R.E. CALLS

20. EPIC URE

22. E R GOT

23. hoUSE Restrained

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