601 Phi

January 19, 2013

Quite straightforward, apart from 11ac, which was far from…

Across

12 I SAY
20 C HOW
26 PL(O)Y

Down

9 GO SPELl

http://www.fifteensquared.net/2008/01/04/independent-6620phi/

606 Mordred

January 18, 2013

I’m finding this as difficult as the original blogger, not aided by the distraction of the elements today. Here’s the original Fifteensquared blog, while I persist and build snowmen.

http://www.fifteensquared.net/2008/01/03/independent-6619mordred/

605 Math

January 17, 2013

One in which Wikipedia came to my rescue to confirm some of the answers, as I’d only vaguely heard of 18/6/26. COD 23d, for which I’m afraid I resorted to Google Translate – ‘Stop in Germany. It is in Germany (6)’. As usual, here’s the old Fifteensquared blog, and the very few missed this time.

Across

7 INANELY – (any line)*
24 cEASED

Down

9 TENNER – RENNET reversed.
27 TUCK – Double Def.

http://www.fifteensquared.net/2007/12/05/independent-6595math/

604 Dac

January 16, 2013

Nothing too difficult today I thought, just the usual, well-clued, accessible Dac. Here’s the old Fifteensquared blog, plus the ones missed.

Across

4 S(TABLES)T
9 IN TERNS
14 MAT(IN E)E
17 COT ERIE
18 THE ME
21 LEICESTER SQUARE – (Request real ices)*
24 MEASURE – That a measure is the same as a bar was new to me.

Down

1 WHIP PETS
2 PITAPAT – Two TAPs and I
8 TENETS – TEN and (set)*
15 THEOREM – OR in (THEME)*
17 CHIN(W)A G
19 ERA SURE

http://www.fifteensquared.net/2007/12/03/independent-6593-by-dac/

603 Virgilius

January 15, 2013

This week a theme that took me a while to spot, feeling somewhat addled as I was this morning. COD for me 19ac – ‘Speak with a bit of menace? (6)’. Here’s the old Fifteensquared blog, plus the ones missed.

Across

5 VISION – Double Def.
11 Hidden in tEXT RArely
12 F IRE
15 TR(A VEST)Y
23 RE(ST AURA)NT
30 POLISH – Double Def. The one where the theme actually helped for me!

Down

2 O(B)SERVANT
4 ENTR(EAT)Y
6 S(W)EETHE ART
9 EASTERn
19 MAR GIN
21 RISING – Double Def.

http://www.fifteensquared.net/2007/12/04/independent-6594-by-virgilius/

602 Quixote

January 14, 2013

A few more difficult clues this week, and one clanger (15d – ‘this month’ is by no means ‘Dec’…) As usual, here’s the old Fifteensquared blog plus the ones missed.

Across

8 CH O L ERIC
9 M(A LAG)A
10 Hidden in hoEL BEdroom
13 DIS(T)ASTEr
14 AR(CAD)Ea
18 DAB C HICK
20 HELPMEET – HE + (temple)*
22 M ARK
24 C(A S IN)O
25 OBDURATE – (A doubter)*
27 DES MOINES – (demonises)*

Down

2 CUL(VER)T
3 H ART
4 RECOMMENDATIONS – (men into comrades)*
5 NA(MB)Y PAM BY
7 LAG OS – Reverse of SO GAL
12 ESCAPE ROAD – (So ace padre)*
17 A P PRISE
19 HOMER UN
21 EV(A D)E
23 Hidden in bakED DOugh

http://www.fifteensquared.net/2007/12/13/independent-on-sunday-930-by-quixote/