561 Quixote

November 26, 2012

One or two unfamiliar words I had to Google, but apart from that a gentle start to the week. COD 10ac – ‘Author always fresh but avoiding extremes (5)’.

Across

7 CHRYSOLITE – (Hostile cry)*
8 A(L)I
10 eVERNEw
11 TAHITIANS – HIT inside (a saint)*
12 NAB(OB) – “A Muslim official or governor under the Mogul empire”.
14 GREEN CARD
15 DE(COD)ER
16 sMOOCHES
18 ABOLITION – (boot nail)*
20 TANnerGO – A sixpence was called a tanner.
21 ROCAMBOLE – (bloom care)*
23 CHARitY
24 MARs
25 OVERS(HOOTS) – Maiden overs…

Down

1 CH ER(hUB)IC – the trickiest construction today, I thought.
2 HYDE
3 CO(O)T, or C(O)OT 🙂
4 LIGHTERMAN – Very nice cryptic def.
5 BEATEN TO IT – (Tito) beaten…
6 PAPA(AY)A
9 IN(SIDE S)TORY
10 VENN DIAGRAM – VEN + (grand aim)*
13 BODMIN MOOR – (Minor do mob)*
14 GARRISONED – (dire groans)*
17 HEN PARTY – The Rev Spooner’s Pen Hearty, presumably.
19 O(SCARS)
22 EAST – Harry “Scud” East in Tom Brown’s School Days.
23 C(H)OW

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