565 Bannsider

November 30, 2012

As hard as we’ve come to expect from Bannsider, but very rewarding, with lots of devious clues and very well hidden definitions. I put ticks beside lots of these, but COD for me 1ac – ‘Virginia’s private dance moves left one drained (2,3)’. Here’s the link to the old Fifteensquared blog, plus the ones not covered there.

Across

11 INSCRIPTIVE – (Crisp invite)* This was my first and only clue in for a while.
19 HEAD ON – Cryptic def.
29 T(R)ICK – Jiffy as ‘in a tick’.
31 ONGAR, that well known place hidden backwards in ouR AGNOstic

Down

2 JO NES(E)S
4 STOPPERS – Raised POTS, PER S
7 EN(LACE)D
18 TOMMY GUN – Raised GYM in (Mount)*

http://www.fifteensquared.net/2007/09/28/independent-6537-by-bannsider/

3 Responses to “565 Bannsider”

  1. jonofwales said

    Just noticed a little theme here. Lots of members of The Clash hidden in the grid. Starting with Joe Strummer in 1 and 2 across.

  2. carl twobob said

    Stumbled across this site when I googled “Bannsider 565” as was struggling, I’m good to the last few clues in an hour ish, I finish a fair few in that time, but today, 4 in an hour is a new low. Wish I’d noticed the theme.

    I had no idea the i recycled old indy puzzles. I figure this means there’s plenty of Virgilius to come then. Excellent. Good work with the blog I’ll be popping by frequently.

    • jonofwales said

      This one was pretty tough! Glad you enjoyed the blog, and it was some help.

      Yes, I always look forward to Virgilius too, and still with a regular Tuesday slot here!

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