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Independent on Sunday 1,088 by Quixote

Posted by Simon Harris on December 26th, 2010

Simon Harris.

An enjoyable, festive-themed Quixote today. All scrupulously fairly clued as always, though the NE and SW corners put up a bit of a fight for me. Still, it all came together in the end.

*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone, cd=cryptic definition, dd=double definition.

Across
1 SCOFFERS – dd.
6 SISTER – IS< + STER[n].
9 DECORATEDEC + 0 + RATE.
10 NINETY – [e]XC[esses].
11/12/13 CHRISTMAS DAY IN THE WORKHOUSE – (YORKSHIRE MAN WITH SAD TOUCHES)*. A poem by George R. Sims.
17 OVERINDULGENCE – (UNCLE DON GRIEVE)*.
19 BOA – BOA[r].
20 THREESOME – (STEER HOME)*.
23 TAHITI – A HIT in [fes]TI[val].
24 EXEGESIS – (SIX GEESE)*.
25 SEVERE – SEVER + [cak]E.
26 SHINDIGS – SH + IN DIGS.
Down
2 CRESCENDO – CRESCEN[t] + DO.
3 FLOURF + LOUR.
4 EXAMS – ([th]E XMAS)*.
5 STEAMER – AM in STEER.
6 SENESCHALE in CLASHES*.
7 SANS DOUTE – (USA DOESN’T)*.
8 ENTRY – [g]ENTRY.
14 HAEMATITE – (I HATE MEAT)*.
15 WAISTLINE – (A WINE LIST)*.
16 ESCHEWING – CHEES[e]* + WING.
18 DORMERSRM in DOERS.
19 BLARE – hom. of (Tony) “Blair”.
21 ELEMI – [l]IME LE[aves]<.
22 OREAD – ADORE*.

3 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 1,088 by Quixote”

  1. scchua says:

    Thanks for the blog, Simon. Another straightforward offering from Quixote, thanks.

    This makes Quixote two in a row in the online version, which yesterday gave an old Quixote – 932 – instead of the expected Nestor-7543. Does anyone know why that was? (Not that I didn’t enjoy the old one – I did)

  2. eimi says:

    Nestor didn’t seem festive enough for Christmas day, but he’ll be on line next Saturday.

  3. scchua says:

    Thanks, eimi. Looking forward to the challenge.

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