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Independent on Sunday 1,192 – Raich

Posted by Ali on December 30th, 2012

Ali.

A nice way to round off the blogging year with a bit of Raich. Lots to admire here, with 14D my pick of the bunch.

Across
1 SAGE – [-d(iamonds)]EGAS rev.
3 ACTIVIST – ACT + (VISIT)*
10 STATE DEPARTMENT – DEPART in STATEMENT
11 ELECTORAL – (RELOCATE + L(earner)*
12 LARK – L(arge) ARK
13 SUMMARY – MUS rev. + MARY
15 SPIDER – Hidden rev. in enteRED IPSwich
17 STRAIN – Odd letters of SiTaRs AsIaN
19 EVERTON – EVER + TON
20 ERIE – E.R + I.E
21 RURITANIA – (AIR [-c]UR
24 SPANISH CIVIL WAR – (SAW RIVALS CHIP IN)*
25 AMENABLE – MEN + A.B in ALE
26 FLAY – F(ellow) + LAY
Down
1 SUSPENSE – U.S PEN’S in S(outh) E(ast)
2 GRACE – Double def.
4 CHABLIS – CHA + BLIS[-s]
5 INTELLIGENTSIA – (ELITE + NAIL + STING)*
6 IN EARNEST – I NEAR NEST
7 TOTE – TOT + [-h(ospital]E
8 CENTRAL AMERICA – CENT + RA (soldiers) + LAMER + I/C + A
9 DEFRAY – DEFRA + [-surve]Y
14 MOTORCADE – (DEMOCRAT + 0)*
16 UNFAIRLY – (FRAUL[-e(nergy)]IN + Y[-ou])*
18 NARWHAL – RAN rev. + W(ith+ + HAL
19 EARWIG – Hidden in hEAR WIGan
22 NEWEL – NEWER with L for R
23 OSSA – Hidden in knossOS SAlvaged

2 Responses to “Independent on Sunday 1,192 – Raich”

  1. allan_c says:

    Nothing too difficult here, but some lateral thinking needed to parse some of the clues, e.g. SPIDER (type of rest used in snooker). Good misdirection in 11ac where ‘learner’ directs one’s thoughts towards ‘college’ as an educational establishment. But no way could we be said to have been treated 16dn.

    Thanks, Raich and Ali

  2. flashling says:

    Thanks Raich, look forward to the year end review.

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