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Independent on Sunday 1,151 by Raich

Posted by Simon Harris on March 18th, 2012

Simon Harris.

Looks like Raich has drawn me again this week. No complaints from me though, as this was an enjoyable solve.

Relatively rarely for a Sunday, we have a theme here, being the films of James Dean. I wasn’t familiar with one of them, but Raich’s scrupulous clueing meant that this was not a problem. The actor himself appears as a Nina in the unchecked squares around the North and East sides of the grid.

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

Across
6 WOULD-BEW + DOUBLE*.
7 GIANT – G.I. + ANT. Not a movie that I was aware of, but seemingly a 1956 film also starring Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor, so certainly not obscure..
9/28/31 REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE – (AT BAIL OUT RESCUE WHE[n])*. The 1955 classic.
10 ENSLAVED – ENS + LAVED.
12 TYPESETTER – (PERTEST YET)*.
16 TOTE – T[o]O[k] T[h]E, and I think &lit.
17 BATS – STAB<.
20 ACRIDR in ACID.
21 AREA – RE in AA.
23 GATE – [j]ET AG[e]<.
24 EAST OF EDEN – (DONATE FEES)*. The 1995 film based on John Steinbeck’s book of the same name.
32 MARIAM + ARIA.
33 EMPATHY – (THEM PAY)*.
Down
1 JUMBLE – JUMB[o] + LE.
2 ADULTERATE – AD + U + L[i]TERATE.
3 MERE – dd.
4 EGGS – E.G. + G + S.
5 SAMANTHA – [see]S A MAN THA[i].
6 WORDY – ROW< + D[ynast]Y.
8 THEATRE – THE + A + TR + E.
11 NEENE + E.
13 POT – dd.
14 TORUS – TOR + U.S.
15 RADIOSCOPY – (DIARY SCOOP)*.
18 ATAVISMA + VAT< + IS + M[eant].
19 SHEPHERD – SH + PE< + HE + RD.
22 RED – from REF, but with F (France) replaced by D (Germany) .
25 ACT – A[ddress] + CT.
26 EQUITY – (QUIET[l]Y)*.
27 EVERY – EVE + RY.
29 UTAH – [burea]U + TA + H.
30 APEX – PA< + EX.

4 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 1,151 by Raich”

  1. flashling says:

    Didn’t spot the Nina, oops, but a fair puzzle regardless, thanks Raich/NMS.

  2. Superkiwigirl says:

    Thanks for an enjoyable solve, Raich, and for your helpful blog, Simon.

    Sorry to be a pain, but I still can’t parse the ENS part of ENSLAVED (the LAVED I get). If you return Simon could you please clarify this?

  3. Gaufrid says:

    Hi Superkiwigirl
    From Chambers:

    ens /enz/ (philosophy)
    noun (pl entia /en’shi-a/)
    1. Being or existence
    2. An entity, as opposed to an attribute
    ORIGIN: LL ens, prp of L esse to be

  4. Superkiwigirl says:

    Hi Gaufrid,

    Thank you for the explanation – I really must invest in a Chambers!

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