614 Quixote

January 28, 2013

A few here got me. I had to lookup 10d, and I can’t see the wordplay for 12d. Here’s the old Fifteensquared blog, and the clues missed.

Across

1 YAWNER – (new year)* without one of the e’s.
4 A TRIUMphant
9 T REASON
10 E RECTOR
13 TIE-IN – I inserted twice into TEN
15 DARTMOUTH – (thro’ mud at)*
16 A(R TEM<- I)SIA
18 GLE(A)N
19 GIRD ONES LOINS – (Idling son rose)*
22 TRIP LET
23 CU(STAR)D
25 MY OP IA<-

Down

1 YE TI<-
2 WREST – Sounds like REST.
3 EASTER N
5 THE(ORE)M
12 STRAIGHTEN – I think, but why?
14 EX TORT I ON
17 MO O N(L)IT
18 GAINSAY – Spooner’s version of SANE GAY.
20 S HARP
21 IDEAl

http://www.fifteensquared.net/2008/01/10/independent-on-sunday-934-by-quixote/

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2 Responses to “614 Quixote”

  1. Si said

    Hi Jon,
    12d – to settle (a bill, score) is to straighten (up, out); (hating rest)*

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