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Independent On Sunday 1095 by Quixote

Posted by flashling on February 13th, 2011

flashling.

A fairly easy solve for me, after the previous day’s debacle with Nimrod for which I was quite glad. 12 ac was a new word on me but the anagram and crossing letters led nowhere else.

Still a nice little run-around, thanks Quixote.

1 OVERRIDE ERR in OVID + E
5 FORMAT MA in FORT
9 DEAD-TIME (MEDIATED)*
10 RAISIN RAISIN(g) not sure about the cake, I know some do have them in them. (I’m not a cake person)
12 ANTINOMIANISM Heresy  that Christians do not have to obey laws – (MAN TO MAN I SIN I)* http://www.thefreedictionary.com/antinomianism
14 DEGAS DE-GAS take the gas away
16 RED HANDED Just Hearts and Diamonds, the red suits
17 SCRATCHED C(aught) + RAT + C(irca) in SHED
19 STAKE (interview)S + TAKE
20 OVERSTATEMENT (STATE + MEN) in OVERT
22 ENTRAP PARTNE(r) rev.
24 METAPHOR (HOMER APT)*
25 MARTYR M(ale) + A R + TYR(ant)
26 PANDA CAR CANADA* in PR
Down  
1 OLD-MAIDISH O + (IM LAD)* + DISH
2 EXACT EX + A + CT
3 RATINGS Double def
4 DAME MYRA HESS (MAY DREAM SHE’S)* http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/264117/Dame-Myra-Hess
6 OCARINA A crossword perennial it seems – O + (IN A CAR)*
7 MASS MEDIA MA + MISSED* + A. Hmm ma again I know some purists don’t like this.
8 TONY Blair & TONish – don’t like the word but had it in another blog of mine recently linked with Curtis and chic.
11 CANDID CAMERA (A MAN CRIED CAD)*
13 ADVENTURER ADVENT + URE + R
15 GARROTTER GAR + ROTTER
18 THERAPY RAP in THEY
19 STEWARD T in (anna) SEWARD
21 ETHIC ETH nowadays represented as y + IC (Edit actually I’m less sure I’ve got this right, TH is the character that looked like Y so can’t see the initial E here so corrections welcome)
22 PERM Double Def. http://www.uraltourism.com/perm.php
   

3 Responses to “Independent On Sunday 1095 by Quixote”

  1. Barbara says:

    re: Perm
    A perm (short for permanent wave) is not a hairstyle, but rather a hair treatment in which the hair is given a curl which lasts several months.

  2. flashling says:

    Hi Barbara, my Collins lists Perm as a hairstyle which is enough to give Quixote the freedom to clue it as such.

    On a personal note due to work commitments I’m stopping doing the weekday blog, it’s been fun but it’s just too much at the moment and our most highly esteemed Gaufrid will be taking over. I’ll still be doing the once a month Quixote however.

  3. Scarpia says:

    Thanks flashling.
    Usual super stuff from Quixote,all soundly clued as ever.
    ANTINOMIANISM is quite a useful piece of doctrine as it,basically allows a believer to do as they please.

    I have only heard Dame Myra’s chamber music recordings with,amongst others,Pablo Casals.I can highly recommend their recording of the Brahms piano trios.

    Top clues for me DEGAS,which made me laugh and GARROTTER.

    Sorry to hear that you’re having to give up the weekday blog,but I guess now you’re no longer amongst the ranks of the unemployed that it must be difficult to find the time to do it.
    I will no doubt,still see your comments throughout the week and I look forward to your monthly outings here.

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