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Independent 7737 by Dac

Posted by flashling on August 3rd, 2011

flashling.

Dac’s back after a week away. 1ac is a new term for me but a quick internet search confirmed it. Some nice long anagrams to get yer teeth into.

Indicates Anagram = *

Across:

1 SAG BAG More commonly (to me at least) known as a bean bag. (GAB + GAS) reversed
6 PIRACY I.R. in PACY. I thought the IR was defunct
10 DELIRIOUS Wild.  I LED rev  + RIO + US
11 PUNCH Double definition
12 TIMBALE MIT (German for with) rev + B(ritish) + ALE
13 NOISIER Number 1 + IS rev + E.R.
14 SUNSET BOULEVARD [observe adult + un]*
16 AMERICANISATION [in Astoria cinema]*
19 BOY BAND No L(ive) in [BOB DY(l)AN]*
21 HITCHED ITCH in HE’D
23 REUSE No F(ellow) in RE(f)USE
24 GREENBACK NB (note) + A C(ent) in GREEK
25 CHOSEN CH (Companion of Honour) + ONES*
26 TAOIST Odd bits of ThAt + IS in Old Testament
Down:    
2 ALLEMANDE MA  in ALL + ENDE(d)
3 BARRAGE BAR – RAGE ban anger
4 GO OVERBOARD Cryptic Double definition
5 PAS A dance step in 2 + SAP rev
6 REPRISE REP + (pay) RISE
7 CONTI Only half of CONTI(nuous)
8 EDIT No C in EDI(c)T
9 SHERIDAN Hom SHERRY + (desperate) DAN
13 NOURISHMENT [IN HOME TURNS]*
14 SCABBARD DRAB (no interest) + B.A.C.S. all reversed
15 ACID HEADS C.I.D. HEAD (top cop) in AS (when)
17 IN A MESS  I NAME S-(o)-S
18 ANTONIO [A NOTION]*
20 YOUTH Hidden in dingY OUTHouse
22 DIKE (E + KID) reversed
24 GEN Hom for JEN(ifer)

 

7 Responses to “Independent 7737 by Dac”

  1. Kathryn's Dad says:

    Smooth as silk surfaces, clear clueing, no obscurities. What’s not to like? BOYBAND, CHOSEN and TIMBALE were the ones for me today.

    Thanks to setter and blogger.

  2. walruss says:

    Good to see some nice quality from Dac, although I would have missed him last week anyway. Love the way AMERICANISATION is spelt with and S and not a Z!

  3. Simon Harris says:

    Yes, good stuff as always. Particularly enjoyed the longer anagrams, as you mentioned.

  4. nmsindy says:

    Yes, this was excellent, favourites HITCHED and ACID-HEADS. The IR may be now called something much longer, but they were there for a hell of a long time as that and affected most people’s lives, so I’d say that’s quite OK for a while still and could help to get a start on solving a clue as here for me. Thanks, Dac, and flashling.

  5. ChrisP says:

    Cracking stuff throughout. SUNSET BOULEVARD, AMERICANISATION and BOY BAND were particularly inspired. Thanks, Dac.

  6. flashling says:

    ChrisP = Crosophile??

  7. Allan_C says:

    A little tougher than some offerings from Dac but it all came together.

    A minor point, but I would explain 14a as UN in [ADULTS OBSERVED]*

    Favourites? NOISIER, GREENBACK and SCABBARD.

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