i Cryptic Crossword 662 Quixote

March 25, 2013

Nothing too difficult this morning. Made steady progress, finishing with 3ac and 10ac / 8d. Was I the only one who spent far too much time on 3ac because they couldn’t get ..PROSE out of their mind? COD? 5d – ‘Bulbs operating with electrically charged particles (6)’.

Across

3 DEPLORE – Sounds like DEEP LORE.
7 PICKETS – PICK + (set)*
9 UNWILLING – UN WILL (gin)*
10 RED POLLy
11 N(ONE)T
12 DEMOCRATISE – (Moderate C is)*
14 GRANULATED SUGAR – (and a regular guts)*
19 ME GAL O MAN I A
22 TONG A
23 P(A PILL)A
24 PROGNOSIS – (prigs soon)*
25 ESSEN CE
26 STAND IN – (Dan isn’t)*

Down

1 A CA DEMIA<-
2 HE(ROw)I C
3 DI WAL I all reversed.
4 P ALE NESS
5 ON IONS
6 EIGHT – Sounds like ATE.
7 PARADIGM – P + (diagram)*
8 SULTANA – Double Def.
13 GREAT APE – Sounds like GREY TAPE.
15 UNMANNED – M ANN inside (nude)*
16 ECLIPSE – (pieces)* with L inside.
17 G ANGLING
18 ANGOLA – A N (gaol)*
20 GR I SON
21 M OP IS H
22 TAPAS – from PASTA.

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