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Independent on Sunday 1,100 by Quixote

Posted by Simon Harris on March 20th, 2011

Simon Harris.

A nice round number this week, and a nicely-rounded puzzle from Quixote to complement it.

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

Across
1 HENRY THE FIRST – (FRESH ENTRY HIT)*.
8 ASSAILER – hom. of “a sailor”.
9 RAGLAN – RAG + L + AN[on].
10 HIED – HI + ED.
11 IRIDIUM – IDI (Amin) in (I + RUM).
14 DEGREASE – AS in DEGREE.
15 HUDDLE – (Roy) HUDD + LE.
16 BATHOS – BATH + OS.
18 SHEEPISH – HEEP in HISS*.
20 RELATED – TALE< in RED.
21 NOSH – NO + S + H.
23 WRITHE – WRIT + HE.
25 CRUDE OIL – CLOUDIER*.
26 WEATHER-BEATEN – (WHAT A TREE BEEN)*.
Down
1 HOSPICE – HO + SPICE.
2 NEANDERTHAL – (ALAN THE NERD)*.
3 YALE – [butter]Y + ALE.
4 HEROINE – HER + 0 + IN + E.
5 FAR-SIGHTED – G[o] in (HEAD FIRST)*.
6 RIG – [f]RIG[ate].
7 TRAMMEL – TRAM + LEM<.
12 INDEPENDENT – (PEN in INDEED*) + NT.
13 FALSE TEETH – (FEEL TASTE)* + [lunc]H.
17 AIRCREW – (RAW RICE)*.
18 SIDECAR – (A CIDER’S)*.
19 SESSIONS in NOISES<.
22 SURE – S + URE.
24 TEA – TEA[r].

One Response to “Independent on Sunday 1,100 by Quixote”

  1. Quixote says:

    1 Across matched the puzzle number, of course. I sign off with my last IOS (but not my last Indy) puzzle next Sunday.

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