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Independent on Sunday 1064 by Quixote – 4 July 2010

Posted by Handel on July 8th, 2010

Handel.

An unusually easy outing this week, finished in something like 15 minutes, which is about as quick as we get.

ACROSS

6. BLOODSTONE (old bones)* around ‘to’

9. R AID

10. PA ELLA

11. TO P MARKS sounds like ‘Marx’

12. A C COM (PLISH) MENT the bit in brackets being P(a)L and an anagram of ‘his’

14. MODES T

15. A B SORB<

18. DISINCLINATION (in cl idiot ann is)*

20. BER I BER I ‘ber’ ends a number of months

21. F LA(BB)Y

23. IN CH

24. LIGHTHOUSE (hotel I gush)*

DOWN

1. ELBA<

2. TOLL ROAD a delightful cryptic definition

3. REAP THE BENEFIT (beef tea in Perth)*

4. cAR CAN Explode

5. TICKETY-BOO ‘tick’ then, ‘yet’ anagramised, then ‘boo’

7. SHARP AS A NEEDLE dd

8. O B TAIN(t)

13. COMEDIENNE (do nice men e)*

16. OSTRACOD ‘roast’ anagramised, then ‘cod’. A new word for us.

17. FL(Y)ING

19. S(M.I.T.)HY

22. BUSH dd

One Response to “Independent on Sunday 1064 by Quixote – 4 July 2010”

  1. nmsindy says:

    Thanks for the blog, Handel. I found this quite tricky. Like you, I esp liked TOLL ROAD, also TOP MARKS, ABLE, LIGHTHOUSE.

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