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Independent on Sunday 1062 by Quixote – 20 June 2010

Posted by nmsindy on June 24th, 2010

nmsindy.

Back on the IoS beat for 1 week as Handel’s gone to France.    I found this an extremely easy puzzle, solving time 11 mins.

* = anagram

ACROSS

1 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM    (Mad married men must sigh)*   Shakespeare play

9 MOUNTAIN     M (male)  (f)OUNTAIN

12 ALL-ROUND     ALL (everyone)  CANON (round – music)

13 UPLAND   PLAN in first letters of Urban District

16 INDIA MAN    Merchant ship trading with India (in the past)

17 MECHANIC    E CH in MANIC

19 A N  THEM

20 CICERONI     CI = Channel Islands (Jersey etc)    (nice or)*

21 CAR ER    important lady = The Queen

24 CEREAL    niCE  REAL

25 debatE  MP HAS IS

26 SLEEPYHEAD    (Seedy pal he)*

DOWN

2 MOOED    “Mood”

3 DANTE     Etna (reversed) after first letter of Day

4 UNARMED     This refers to the Venus de Milo statue from ancient Greece which has no arms

5 MANDARIN CHINESE   (Name is hindrance)*

6 RANK    LED

7 I   G  NO  RANT

8 STONE AGE    ONE in STAGE

14 PRESIDED     Wordplay part puns on pre-sided, I think, side = margin

15 A CH (Companion of Honour)  I EVER

18 N (abbrev for knight, chess) OODLES

19 AL  COP  OP    prohibition buster = Al Capone   OP = work

22 R O  ACH(e)

23 RAITA     Indian dish    I in RAT A

One Response to “Independent on Sunday 1062 by Quixote – 20 June 2010”

  1. Handel says:

    Many thanks to NMS for covering for us. We had a wonderful day, and are now fully enjoying France. Eleven minutes! Even without the effects of the sun and the pastis I imagine it’d have taken us double that…

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