Hope you enjoy the solve.
There are lots of lovely general knowledge clues, a definite Scottish flavour and the grid is a whopping 25x25 and should keep you entertained for a while. The paper is available throughout Scotland, but for those south of the border or elsewhere there are also some very reasonable online options for subscription giving access to the paper and all of its puzzles from cryptic to general knowledge.
Hope you enjoy the solve.
If you've never given a TLS puzzle a go before then why not give it a try? If you're not sure how they work then a great place to start is the excellent Times for the Times website. There you'll not only find all the Times puzzles parsed and commented on, but also the TLS crosswords too.
One thing to be aware of is that, as the TLS are prize puzzles, the blog goes up 3 weeks after publication (check my Twitter for dates or use the search function on TftT to find the one you are looking for).
As ever with my puzzles, I hope you enjoy the solve and a few clues.
If you are new to The Times or The Sunday Times or just want to see how a clue works that you couldn't parse, then an essential companion to the crossword is the site Times for the Times. There you will find all the Times, Sunday Times and TLS crosswords blogged and also a find a place to discuss them. Please note that The Sunday Times crosswords are blogged the week after publication as they are prize puzzles.
As ever, hope you enjoy the solve and a few clues.
The link takes you to The Independent's crossword interface where you will find each daily Independent crossword and also a free archive of Indy crosswords going back to June 2015. For those who are new to solving or want to see how a clue works, an essential companion site to the Independent is the blogging site Fifteen Squared which parses clues and provides a place for you to discuss them.
If you like today's puzzle and would like to solve more Hoskins grids at The Independent, then look for the following dates and puzzle numbers in the Indy archive (note that the puzzles numbers beginning with 1 are from The Independent on Sunday series):
#9477 - 27th Feb, 2017
#1408 - 19th Feb, 2017 - #9453 - 30th Jan, 2017 - #9442 - 17th Jan, 2017
#1402 - 8th Jan, 2017 - #9423 - 26th Dec, 2016 - #1395 - 13th Nov, 2016
#9358 - 11th Oct, 2016 - #9311 - 17th Aug, 2016 - #9287 - 20th Jul, 2016
#9255 - 13th Jun, 2016 - #9192 - 31st Mar, 2016 - #1356 - 21st Feb, 2016
#9106 - 21st Dec, 2015 - #1342 - 15th Nov, 2015 - #9016 - 7th Sep, 2015
Hope you enjoy my puzzle in today's Indy and take a wander around all the excellent daily and archived puzzles and setters the Independent has to offer.
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