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Independent on Sunday 1056 by Quixote 9th May 2010

Posted by Handel on May 13th, 2010

Handel.

Happy Thursday all. Did all of this one pretty swiftly, apart from ‘agaric’, which we looked up in Bradford’s when we got home. In retrospect, ‘smelly plant’ = ‘garlic’ should have been pretty obvious, but it didn’t occur at the time. Nothing exceptional here, but plenty of accurate and enjoyable clues regardless.

ACROSS

5. ST A.I. NED<

7. R(I G.I.)D

9. HASSLE ‘he’ containing ‘lass’, but with the first letter moved to the end

10. CATARACT dd.

11. ALTO CLEF ‘a cello’ anagramised with ‘t’ inside, then ‘f’

12. REC OIL

13. CON SIDE RATION

16. PROF. IT

18. NEED LING We don’t know why ‘Heather’ is ‘Ling’ – any answers?

21. MARGARET ‘tram’ reversed outside ‘gare’ (French for station; ‘Gare du Nord’ etc.)

22. CAN(IN)E

23. HORSE sounds like ‘hoarse’

24. D IS SENT

DOWN

1. RAMS HORN cd ‘ram’ as ‘butter'; something which butts

2. UN WELL

3. PRETORIA (I report)* a

4. A GAR(l)IC

5. S(N)AIL

6. DECAFFEINATED (affected Diane)*

8. (ad)DICTION

13. CAR WASH cryptic definition that we felt wasn’t as strong as it could have been

14. INTERN E.T.

15. I SLANDER

17. FI(GUts)RE

19. EX C.U. SE<

20. N(ONE)T

One Response to “Independent on Sunday 1056 by Quixote 9th May 2010”

  1. nmsindy says:

    LING = heather is a crossword staple from way, way back – can’t say I’ve ever heard it in real life but dicts confirm it.

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