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Independent 7814 by Bannsider redux

Posted by flashling on November 1st, 2011


For those that are suffering a loss of Indy goodness…. Taken a little work but here is the missing crossword for you to do. Think of it as a birthday present from 15 squared.



1 Dance with a bottle of rum, making sport in bar  (5,8)

9  Retreating, shielded from blows to make elusive  catch (3)

10 Policeman wheels sailor home: that is touching!  (11)

11 Bar of Silver and Gold at first concealed by  Mata Hari? (3-5)

12 Computerised guide’s advantages over say,  lawyer no longer evident (6)

14 Bull comes after this barge (3)

16  Leading rogue footballers home after bender  (4-7)

19 Coxswain in serial dispersed crew (6,5)

20  Cross line to make this (3)

21  Boat said in Bristol to be on stand-by? (6)

23  Instruction to Shaw to leave US city (3,5)

27 Require Labour to bring in councillor with a  talent for embroidery (11)

28 New Zealand winger back in university team’s  firsts (3)

29 Pieces of eight son sent with romantic words  (5,8)


1 Overseas destination when surfing location – area around Spain – is in fashion (8,6)

2 Bones can – sort of (5)

3 Clear latex moulded with E-cup (9)  

4 Mistake defending resolution intimidating  people (5)

5 Producer of note giving neighbour a lift (4)

6 Soap neatly concealing US writer’s lack of  inspiration (5)

7 Postponement of rising precedes delay to  ambush (3,2,4)

8 Doctor Livesey had one with black stars (8,6)

13 Prime cuts small and so smooth (4)

15 Posh car in Paris inches south, a long, long way  from Nice (9)

17 Salmon, cold, something had with a bottle of  rum, not half! (4)

18 Desperate to survive axe (4-5)

22  Girl taking clothing from Boots (5)

24 No end in sight for mafia-style mission (5)

25  John Trelawney’s first to stop body of criminals  (5)

26 Stevenson was one son raised in Beds (4)


7 Responses to “Independent 7814 by Bannsider redux”

  1. Allan_C says:

    Thanks flashling, great stuff! May catch up with you on the main blog later.

  2. Wanderer says:

    Thank you so much for taking the trouble to post this, flashling. Greatly appreciated.

  3. sidey says:

    Thank you flashling!

  4. jmac says:

    Well done. Thank you.

  5. Kathryn's Dad says:

    Thanks flashling. I’ve actually managed to get a copy of the paper itself, so I’ll have a crack at it after tea and tell you what I think later (if I can solve it, of course).

  6. Thomas99 says:

    16a Leading rogue footballers home after bender (4-7)

  7. Thomas99 says:

    Ah – sorry, I see you did have 16a, just called it 14! [Edit by flashling: good spot Thomas99 numbering snafu corrected]

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