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Independent on Sunday 1,188/Hypnos

Posted by Ali on December 2nd, 2012

Ali.

A reasonably gentle but very enjoyable offering from Hypnos with plenty of clue types on show and some nicely clued proper names. Favourite clue was 17A, which I only worked out as I was writing this up!

Across
1 CATACOMB – CAT + A + COMB
6 VESTRY – S(ain)T in VERY
9 BRADLEY WIGGINS – RADLEY in BIG GINS
10 SCREEN – C(anine) + [-custom]R in SEEN
12 TOLSTOY – LOT rev. + STO[-r]Y
13 DOUBLE CHIN – Cryptic def.
15 LUSH – Double def.
17 OSLO – [-g]O-SLO[-w]
18 THERESA MAY – THE + RE: + A.M in SAY
20 PLATEAU – LATE in PAU
21 SKEWER – K[-ebab] in SEWER
22 PRIMORDIAL SOUP – PRIM + (SOUL RADIO)* + P (quiet)
24 GLANCE – A.N.C in GLE[-e]
25 RAMSGATE – RAM”S “Gait”
Down
2 ATROCIOUS – (RIOTS A COURT)* less R[-esentmen]T
3 AID – Hidden in arenA Identified
4 ODEON – O(ld) + O(ld) in DEN
5 BEWITCH – B(ritish) + WIT in E.C + H[-omeliness]
6 VIGILANTE – (LEAVING TI[-p])*
7 SCINTILLATE – Sc. (namely) + IN + TILL + ETA rev.
8 RISKY – IR(ish) rev. + SKY (broadcaster)
11 EMBROCATION – [(CABINET ROOM)*
14 ENTRECOTE – COT in ENTREE
16 SPACESUIT – E(nglish) CAPS rev. + SUIT
19 ECUADOR – U(niversity) in (A CREDO)*
20 PUPIL – Cryptic def.
21 SWARM – S(outh) W(est) ARM

3 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 1,188/Hypnos”

  1. Querulous says:

    Thanks Hypnos and Ali.

    I had 13A as a double definition, with the second (cryptic) one alluding to chin-chin.

  2. BearG says:

    Thanks Ali

    Just for completion there is 23D SAG – SAG(-a)

  3. allan_c says:

    Thanks, Hypnos and Ali

    9ac – RADLEY W(ith) in BIG GINS

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