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Independent on Sunday 1,160/Hypnos

Posted by Ali on May 20th, 2012

Ali.

This was an enojyable Sunday solve, just about the right level of difficulty to fill a 45 minute gap waiting for the football to start in the pub. There’s a good mixture of clue types, including some very nice anagrams (21A being my favourite).

Across
1 WAFER – (A FEW)* + [-dinne]R
4 CAPRICCIO – C(hannel) I(slands) in CAPRI + CO(mpany)
9 INTENSE – TEN in INSE[-t(ime)]
10 WELFARE – WE + L(eft) + FARE (do)
11 KIN – Hidden in smokestacK INdustry
12 FORGET-ME-NOT – FORGE + MEN in TOT
14 MASON – SO in MAN
16 ENTERTAIN – (TREAT)* in NINE rev.
19 COMPENDIA – (MAP IN CODE)*
20 DIGIT – DIG IT!
21 IN THE GROOVE – (GIVEN TO HERO)*
23 GNU – G[-enerous] + NU
24 THOUGHT – THOUGH (allowing) + T[-herapy]
26 APPAREL – R(eligious) E(ducation) in APPAL
27 ROSINANTE – (I)S in ROI + NANTE[-s]
28 REACT – (TRACE)*
Down
1 WHISKY MAC – SKY in WHIM + AC(count)
2 FUTON – Cryptic def.
3 RING FENCE – RING (call) + FENCE (criminal)
4 CHEERLEADER – CHE + E(nglish) + L(ecturer) in READER
5 PEW – P[-h(ard)]EW
6 ISLAM – S(ociety) in MALI rev.
7 CHAIN GANG – C(onservative) + HAIN + N(orthern) in GAG
8 OVERT – R(iver) in OVET[-t]
13 EXTRAPOLATE – [-astr]O[-logy] in EXTRA PLATE
15 SUMPTUOUS – SUM + OUT in PUS rev.
17 RED PEPPER – PEP in RED + PER
18 NUT CUTLET – N.U.T (teachers) + CUT (ignored) + LET (poor service)
21 INTER – Double def, ref. INTER (Milan)
22 ELGIN – G(rand) in NILE rev.
23 GARDA – Hidden in reGARD Abroad
25 TAN – Double def.

One Response to “Independent on Sunday 1,160/Hypnos”

  1. nmsindy says:

    Yes, I agree – IN THE GROOVE was my favourite too – also esp liked DIGIT. Tks, Ali and Hypnos.

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