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Independent on Sunday 1061 by Quixote 13th June 2010

Posted by Handel on June 17th, 2010

Handel.

A pleasant offering this week, very much at the easier end of the scale, we felt. 8dn (pastern) was the only real stumbling block, mainly because we struggled to get ‘postern’ out of our heads for some reason. We will be away in France as of Monday, so will be absent from your screens for a week!

ACROSS

1. DIVA GATE

5. M (AD C) AP

9. AB (ALONE) S

10. S (HARP) S

11. LE DON

12. INTERPOSE (no respite)*

14. DAS H<

16. EI (SE) NSTEIN

18. SILVERS IDE

19. B LOC<

22. MANGANESE anagram of ‘manages’ plus NE (north-east)

23. OL< DEN

25. HO O RAY

26. STACCATO (Toccatas)*

27. WAR MER

28. G (RAN D) AME

DOWN

1. DRAW LED

2. V (I) AN D

3. G ROUND

4. THE BIG ISSUE def. plus charade

6. APHORIST (art shop)*

7. CORPOREAL (Poor Clare)*

8. P ASTERN

13. TR(y) END SETTER

15. SPLENDOUR (old prunes)*

17. SE (PARA) T E

18. SOMEHOW anagram of ‘Home so’ plus w for wife

20. CON NOTE

21. TOUCAN anagram of ‘out’ then ‘can’

24. D RAMA

4 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 1061 by Quixote 13th June 2010”

  1. nmsindy says:

    Took me a long time to understand PASTERN too. Two minor points, I think in THE BIG ISSUE, the second part is a charade, of the three words, as it happens, and LED ON is built up from LE DON.

    Nmsindy will be returning next week to his former Quixote blogging spot for the week of Handel’s absence which I hope goes well.

  2. Handel says:

    Thanks for the corrections NMS, I’ve amended the blog accordingly. Enjoy Sunday’s puzzle!

  3. flashling says:

    Hi Handel no longer have the paper so can’t check what it should be but for 6d anag of art shop seems to be missing an i.

  4. nmsindy says:

    “Fancy art shop in which there’s one witty person” was the clue so it’s i = one in that anagram of ‘art shop’.

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