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Independent on Sunday 1,180/Poins

Posted by Ali on October 7th, 2012

Ali.

Not sure I’ve had the pleasure of blogging a Poins before, but this was good stuff. I managed this in one sitting and there was nothing too tough, but also nothing to query or complain about, which is how it should be!

Across
1 SCRIBE – S(econd) + RIB in C(of)E
4 APPARENT – RAP rev. in P.E, all in ANT
9 PIG OUT – G.I rev. in POUT
10 FIREWALL – FIRE (passion) + WALL (defenders)
12 RESERVED – RESERVE (book) + D (Germany)
13 PARSON – PAR + No.s rev.
15 TIER – IT rev. + E.R
16 TROUBLE – T (model+ + ROUBLE
20 CONTENT – Double def.
21 ONCE – C(lubs) in ONE
25 HITHER – HIT + HER
26 DECADENT – A D(utch) in DECENT
28 ACADEMIC – (ACC[-l[ibellous]AIMED)*
29 VIENNA – ANNE + IV rev.
30 HEADLOCK – Spoonerism of “LEAD HOCK”
31 TELL ON – TELL (order) + ON (in advance)
Down
1 SEPARATE – PARA + T(ime) in SEE
2 REGISTER – (REGRET IS)*
3 BLURRY – BLU[-e] + R in RY (lines)
5 PAID – Hidden reversal in meDIA People
6 AMENABLE – MEN in [-c(aught)]ABLE
7 ELAPSE – (PLEASE)*
8 TALENT – TALE + N(ew) + [-abou]T
11 SECRETE – [-an]SE[-lm] in CRETE
14 TURNKEY – TURN KEY!
17 FORETELL – [-septembe]R in (TOLL FEE)*
18 INFERNAL – REF rev. in INN + [-tr]AL[-ee]
19 RESTRAIN – (TEARS)* + R(ex) + IN (at home)
22 THRASH – H(aiti) in TRASH
23 STRATA – S(pades) + (TAR)* + T.A
24 MALICE – AL in MICE
27 DISC – DISC[-o(undle's]

5 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 1,180/Poins”

  1. allan_c says:

    I think I would query 26a in equating ‘symbolist’ with ‘decadent’, although I can see the connection. Otherwise I’d agrre that there was nothing too tough, but also nothing to query or complain about.

    Thanks, Poins and Ali

  2. Paul B says:

    Decadent (with cap) is close enough to Symbolist, isn’t it?

  3. Dormouse says:

    None of these answers fit with any of the answers I filled in last week, and I now see that last week in the paper I had, they reprinted crossword 1177 and as that originally appeared the weekend I got back from holiday, I’d not had time to look at it and didn’t recognise the reprint.

    Was this mentioned anywhere in here? I didn’t spot it.

  4. allan_c says:

    Paul B @2: Point taken. I should have looked in Chambers rather than Collins!

  5. Paul B says:

    Collins has it at decadent under Noun 4.

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