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Independent 8089 by Quixote

Posted by nmsindy on September 17th, 2012

nmsindy.

Enjoyable puzzle in the style one associates with Quixote.     Trickiest part was SW quadrant and also 19D which was a new word to me but a very accessible puzzle overall.    Solving time, 17 mins.

* = anagram

ACROSS

1 STOPCOCK    O  PC   in STOCK

5 DELIghts

10  GILLIAN     ILL in GIAN(t)

11 ARSENAL      Take last 5 letters from ‘arrives’ and reverse  LANES

12 IN  TELL  I   GENTS   I   A

13 WHO( that)   R  L    right and left

15 MARDI  GRAS    (drama rigs)*

16 SLOW MARCH   low   mar   in   sch

18 LATER    I   from retail  (reversed)

20   OPPOSITE NUMBER   (bit me on purpose)*

22 TREMOLO    (room tel)*

24 IGNORED     GI (reversed) NO   RED

25 SEE   D

26  BETRAYER      a in try  all put in beer

DOWN

1  SIGH(t)

2 OR   LAND  O

3  C    LIME

4 CONGLOMERATION   (Leo  morning coat)*

6 ESSENTIAL   (eases  l   tin)*

7  IONISER    I   I in (snore)*

8 LARGER-THAN-LIFE    (Gran if all there)*

9 CLEANSER   (lens care)*

13 WASHOUTS      shout in was

14 LIMESTONE    me in (on islet)*

17 ORPHEUS    p in (hero)*   US

19 THE  (l)URGY         Was pleased to (eventually) work out this new word to me from the wordplay

21 MINER   “minor”

22 ODER    “odour”

3 Responses to “Independent 8089 by Quixote”

  1. Kathryn's Dad says:

    Well, nobody’s got much to say today …

    I’m not sure there is a lot to say, actually: fine puzzle in the usual style which for me was a gentle introduction to the Indy week. Needed to search for THEURGY, but otherwise straighforwardly enjoyable. Liked INTELLIGENTSIA in particular.

  2. Wil Ransome says:

    Well what is there to say? People like Quixote and Dac don’t usually elicit many posts because they’re so good. Never anything to grumble about.

  3. flashling says:

    Very true Wil, Q’s i appearance today was a tad harder for me, THEURGY was a newish one on me but gettable with the crossing letters.

    Ta NMS and Don.

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