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Independent on Sunday 1119 by Glow-worm

Posted by flashling on July 31st, 2011

flashling.

Sunday afternoon means a pint (or two!) and the IOS crossword. So here’s Glow-worm from last week. Can anyone help with the wordplay for 14a ? thanks Sil

I see we have a treat for this week with Anax taking his bow in the IOS…

 

Across:

1 SUMMERTIME MUMS* + MITRE rev + (win)E
6 ITCH (a)ITCH
10 INDIA Hidden kremlIN DIAlogue
11 GERMANIUM MARINE* in GUM
12 LOCK OUT LOCK (rugby forward) + OUT (comatose)
13 LE HAVRE LE(mon) + R(um) in HAVE
14 PORGY AND BESS Wordplay has me beat here, sorry. Shiver spread by song in folk opera (5,3,4)
18 REINVIGORATE REIN + V (playing) + IGOR (Stravinsky) + AT + (jun)E
21 RESIDES RE (about) + SIDES (banks)
22 ACCEPTS (CE + P) in ACTS
24 SERENGETI [GREENEST]* + I(mpala)
25 ARROW (b)ARROW
26 TUTU Desmond, TrUsTfUl
27 STONEMASON ONE + MA + SON after ST
Down:  
1 SKI SLOPE KIS(s) in S(pecial) LOPE
2 MEDICARE [I(institute) + CREAMED]*
3 ERATO Hidden in shERATOn
4 TIGHTEN ONES BELT Hom of TITAN + 1’s BELT (hit)
5 MORAL OBLIGATION [TO A BLOOMING LIAR]*
7 THIEVE THI(ngs) + EVE
8 HAMLET A small (bad) actor…
9 MACHISMO MAC + HIS + MO
15 YIELDING Fielding with Y(en) for F(emale)
16 RAMPARTS RAM + PARTS
17 GERSHWIN No O in H(o)W in SINGER* (see14)
19 PROSIT PRO (for) + SIT for stand, (how does this sit – how does this stand)
20 ESPRIT Alternate letters in mEsS uP aRtIsTs
23 CLAIM I(ndependent) in CLAM

 

4 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 1119 by Glow-worm”

  1. Sil van den Hoek says:

    Hi flashling,

    PORGY AND BESS is just a simple anagram of ‘spread by song’ …… :) [or :( ?]

  2. flashling says:

    So it is, thanks Sil, brain dead today, I knew I should have written this up last week :-)

  3. caretman says:

    Thanks, flashling.

    It took me some moments to figure out the wordplay for 14a as well, although it was obvious once I saw it. It’s amazing how puzzling simple anagrams can be.

    I hadn’t seen the wordplay in 8d before. I thought that was excellent.

    All in all an easy puzzle. Thanks, Glow-worm, for the entertainment.

  4. nmsindy says:

    Thanks, Glow-worm and flashling. Yes, I enjoyed this too and found it fairly easy by Indy standards. My favourite clues were 8d as mentioned by caretman and 16d with its very amusing surface reading.

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