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Independent on Sunday 1067 by Quixote – 25 July 2010

Posted by Handel on July 29th, 2010

Handel.

We are proud to say that we raced through this one, and although we didn’t time ourselves, we had only drunk half of our pints before finishing it!

We really enjoyed this one, particularly 16 down, which was a great example of misdirection.

ACROSS

1. B(OUNCE)R

5. PLUG dd

9. MA R(I)ON

10. PA NICKED

11. AD(RO<)IT didn’t know ‘adit’, which turns out to mean the entrance to a mine

12. SAUTERNE (A tureen’s)*

13. ROMAN POLANSKI (iron man OK pals) topical…

15. DISTINGUISHED dd

18. S LOW DOWN

20. GLANCE dd didn’t know this mineral either

21. RE(PUB)LIC

23. ASTUTE ‘U’ in an anagram of ‘state’

24. H ATE

25. STE(R.N.)ER

DOWN

1. B(LADDER)ED ‘ladder’ as in a ‘run’ in tights

2. UNI FORM

3. CONSTANTINOPLE (ancients on plot)*

4. RAP(ier)

6. LACK(EY<)S

7. gooGLE ANalytics. We liked this one

8. INSULATING TAPE (putting in a seal)*

12. SHO(T)GUN

14. IN DIC(t)ATOR

16. SAWDUST we really liked this one; ‘deal’ is a general term for soft wood, hence there would be quite a bit of sawdust made cutting it

17. HEAR TEN

19. LEE< C.H.

22. COS dd

2 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 1067 by Quixote – 25 July 2010”

  1. nmsindy says:

    Thanks for the blog, Handel. I found this tricky in placeS and first toyed with SHARON before settling on MARION. My favourite clue was PLUG.

  2. Simon Harris says:

    A pretty swift solve for me too, perhaps pausing only to wonder about GLANCE, and to wonder whether “adit” might be a word. It’s reassuring to find that I’m not the only one!

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