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Independent on Sunday 1071 by Quixote – 22nd August 2010

Posted by Handel on August 29th, 2010

Handel.

Morning all. An impressive grid this week with no fewer than eight 15-letter answers. These long answers were mostly presented as anagrams, and unpicking them all took some time. Our pick of the clues this week, though, goes to 19ac – a pleasing &lit.

ACROSS

1. TEASE T

4. PUNTER dd

7. tEaM a ClEvEr

9. S EMIT RAN S PARENT

10. PEDESTRIANISING (sign is repainted) the definition is ‘that’s fitting for wallers’. Presumably ‘walkers’ was intended – happy to be corrected if there’s something clever we’re missing here

13. PATERFAMILIAS (I’m Far East pal, I)*

14. FLIRTATIOUSNESS (Aristotle fussin’)*

16. OVERCAPITALISED (pleased Victoria)*

17. MOGUL dd

18. Turkey dd

19. YES MAN ‘It would be unusual getting nays with me’ – (nays + me)* &lit. Clue of the puzzle for us

DOWN

1. TO S-SUP

2. SEDIMENTARY ROCK cd

3. TERRITORIAL ARMY ‘TA’ is hidden backwards in bATtle

4. PERPENDICULARLY (recliner lady pup)*

5. NEUROSCIENTISTS (sees instruction)*

6. RA G(T)AG

8. CA(NNI<)BAL I SING

11. EX PELican

12. fiNEST Street

14. F(LORE)T

15. S(ADD)EN

4 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 1071 by Quixote – 22nd August 2010”

  1. scchua says:

    Thanks Handel.
    Though the meat of the puzzle was in those 15-lettered lights, there were nice touches for the shorter lights. With you on 19A being the best clue – a tight &lit.
    Also agree that in 10A, there’s got to be a typo (at least in the online version) in “wallers”, which together with “repainted” misdirected me.
    Thanks Quixote.

  2. Quixote says:

    A quick look at my clue database reveals mea culpa in respect of the typo — sorry!

  3. MargaretS says:

    3D terrAtorial -hope that was just a misprint.

  4. Handel says:

    Thanks for the correction Margaret – that’s been changed now. H

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