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Independent on Sunday 1,176

Posted by Ali on September 9th, 2012

Ali.

Apologies for the delay with this one. I lost my laptop mid-week and had to re-solve this online. In doing so, I’ve lost the name of the setter! It was just as much fun 2nd time around though, so many thanks to whoever it was. Favourite clue 2D.

Across
1 MACKEREL – MA + K in (CREEL)*
5 LATENT – L(ake) + A TENT
9 LIBRETTO – (TRIO BELT)*
10 PISTOL – Hidden in camP IS TOLerated
12 ERNST – Even letters of tEhRaN + ST.
13 AVUNCULAR – Cryptic def.
14 BRASSY – BRAS + S[-hapel]Y
16 TRUMPET – TRUMP + E.T.
19 LAWLESS – [-f]LAWLESS
21 HATRED – HAT + RED
23 CONUNDRUM – NUN in C.O.D + RUM
25 SUITE – “SWEET”
26 ENTREE – Hidden in permanENT RE-Education
27 FINALIST – (FAST IN [m]IL[e])*
28 SUDOKU – SUD + OK + U(niversity)
29 AESTHETE – (THESE AT [-vers]E)*
Down
1 MILKED – [-ter]M + ILK + ED
2 CABIN CREW – Cryptic def.
3 EVENT – EVEN + T(ime)
4 ESTUARY – (TRY + USE A)*
6 AGINCOURT – (CAR OUTING)*
7 EXTOL – EX TOL[-l]
8 TOLERATE – LE + RA in TOTE
11 BUTT – BUT + T(ime)
15 STEINBECK – S(outh) + (NECK BITE)*
17 PRECIPICE – (EPIC + C[-liff] + RIPE)*
18 SLACKERS – K(ing) + E.R in (CLASS)*
20 SARK – S(mall) ARK
21 HEMLINE – M[-il]L in HEINE
22 SEETHE – SEE + THE
24 NOTED – NO (drama) + TED
25 SMART – S(on) + MART

5 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 1,176”

  1. Wil Ransome says:

    The setter was Raich. Excellent I thought.

  2. flashling says:

    Sorry to hear that Ali, fine stuff Raich, thanks both

  3. allan_c says:

    Yes, a nice one from Raich with some super clues yet nothing obscure. Appropriately, FINALIST was my last one in. I liked ESTUARY and TRUMPET but my CoD has to be BRASSY both for its surface and sauciness.

    Thanks, Raich and Ali

  4. Eileen says:

    Many thanks, Ali – sorry to hear about your troubles.

    As has been said, lots to like here – too many good ones to single out, really.

    Some lovely anagrams, though – eg AGINCOURT and STEINBECK.

    Frustrated for a while by 2dn: couldn’t get CABLE CAR out of my head, though I knew BRASSY had to be right [suoer!]. Then the penny dropped re the artist!

    Many thanks, Raich – I really enjoyed it.

  5. Eileen says:

    [I meant CABLE CARS, of course.]

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