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Independent on Sunday 1,116 by Poins

Posted by Simon Harris on July 10th, 2011

Simon Harris.

The second Poins crossword that I’ve drawn in two blogging Sundays, so I wonder if we’re seeing a pattern emerge. No complaints from me either way, as this was enjoyable and perhaps a little easier than the last one, which I struggled a bit to finish off.

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

Across
1 PICKPOCKET – PICK + POCKET.
6 AGES – AG[n]ES.
10 REIGN – RE[s]IGN.
11 DIGITALIS -DIG + ITAL[y] + IS.
12 EMANATING – TIN in MANAGE*.
13 GENOA – (ONE + G[irl])< + A[fghanistan].
14 DREADED – D + RE + A + D[iepp]E + D. If I’ve read this right, the requirement to split the “D-” from the “Day” is particularly devious!
15 DUDGEON – D[r]UDGE + ON.
17 FLYLEAF – FLY + LEA[r] + F.
19 CURATOR – (U in CRAT[e]) + OR
21 YIELD – dd.
23 ATROCIOUS – IOU in CASTRO*.
24 VENGEANCE – V (sign) + ENG + [j]EAN + CE.
25 IDEAL – [g]IDE AL[ways].
26 RATE – dd.
27 ALTERNATOR – ALTER + N + ROTA<.
Down
1 PORTEND – .(R[hubarb] in POT) + END
2 CHICANERY – I in CHANCERY*.
3 PINS AND NEEDLES – PINS (legs) + DAN* + NEEDLES[s].
4 CADDIED – C[ontent] + (I ADDED)*.
5 ENGAGED – (G in AGE) in END.
7 GALEN – GAL + E + [see]N. One of a couple that I had to double-check before inking in. This is Galen of Pergamon, a Greek physician from a few years ago.
8 SUSTAIN – US in STAIN.
9 STAGE DIRECTION – (SEEING DIRECTOR)*. A well-hidden definition in “enter, for example”.
16 EXTROVERT – EX + T (as in Model T Ford) + TREVOR<.
17 FLYOVER – (LEVY FOR)*.
18 FLANNELF + (ANNE in LL). LL is presumably two learner drivers, thus students.
19 CORTEGE – CORTE[s] + G[l]E[e].
20 RUSTLER – S[mar]T in RULER.
22 ERNST – [th]E [wa]R [stali]N [wa]S [sho]T. Max Ernst, probably.

One Response to “Independent on Sunday 1,116 by Poins”

  1. flashling says:

    Thanks simon, actually I can’t remember if I finished or not. Think I did as tried to do Beelzebub after but alcohol beat me on that!

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