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Independent on Sunday 1073 by Quixote – 5th September 2010

Posted by Handel on September 12th, 2010

Handel.

A smooth and speedy solve this week, with only 24ac leaving us scratching our heads for a bit. The anagram at 15ac was enjoyable, as was the switch from the verb to the noun of ‘organisation’. Standard stuff, but well executed as ever.

ACROSS

1. A CU MEN

5. S HANDY

9. SMASHING dd

10. BRIEFS dd

11. STERE O

12. IRIS H(M)EN

13. TOAD-IN-THE-HOLE (to heathen idol)*

15. ESTABLISHMENT (NHS timetables)*

19. TEMP ORAL

21. ST(R)EAK

22. OCT. ANT

23. STARSHIP (harpist’s)*

24. BE THE L

25. D(IN)ING

DOWN

2. CAME TO THE RESCUE (Some cute teacher)*

3. MISCREANT (nice smart)*

4. NAIROBI (rain)* then Ibo<

5. SUB< LIME

6. AMIS H

7. DIFFERENTIATION dd

8. E G(O)IST

14. OLEORESIN (loosener I)*

16. BORSTAL (sort lab)*

17. wILL US Eventually

18. HUS(h) BAND

20. PEA CH

3 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 1073 by Quixote – 5th September 2010”

  1. scchua says:

    Thanks Handel for the blog and Quixote for a nice crossword for a lazy Sunday.
    Must be coincidence that 3 times in 4 days, clues include “tree” = “lime”?

  2. Stella Heath says:

    Another coincidence is 23ac, but I’ll say no more for now.

    Thanks for the blog, Handel, and to Quixote for some amusing anagrams. I particularly liked 13ac for the image :D, and 17d is a nice &lit, I think

  3. Quixote says:

    Thank you, all. If you like anagrams, can I direct you to the Church Times website where you will find (free of charge) my latest puzzle.

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