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Monday 25 September 2017

cryptic crossword no 1,042

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Across

1 Concentrate again on curse of working (7).

5 Manner of a doctor next door keeping daughter (7).

9 Protective clothing in front of the stage (5).

10 One sets pace for rail system - omen's not good (9).

11 Me Spanish? That's false and distorted (9).

12 Safety shot to keep in store (3,2).

13 God gets in a state, though no Christian (5).

15 Subtle meanings from public people (9).

18 Angular function of firm bronzed fellow (9).

19 Ancient poet in river (5).

21 Clergyman turns back, about to be democratic decider (5).

23 In coalmine politician is false, with the worst complexion (9).

25 Ring with obvious political plan (9).

26 With others, including ancient god of science (5).

27 Audacity to draw item of clothing (7).

28 Constituent in the best place for one to thrive (7).

Down

1 Guide to the ways of people (4,3).

2 Anticipation of quarrel about useful minerals (9).

3 Study church - just the shell (5).

4 Share poem possibly, signalling with arms (9).

5 Night flier willing to follow club (5).

6 Hold actor, swaying, in simple lock (4,5).

7 Pale colour of four in Rome, or yet to be resolved number (5).

8 Frees former representative and set constituents mingling (7).

14 Opposing what is suitable and ignoring business considerations (9).

16 Former part-timer takes mineral off the cuff (9).

17 Top person feeling least pain? (6,3).

18 Unsophisticated individual gets measure of printer in county (7).

20 Chatter animatedly, and move by degrees (7).

22 It's invigorating with heavyweight in charge (5).

23 Fool is into exercise class that's out of fashion (5).

24 Machine for turning French and English articles (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,041

Across: 1 Signs; 4 Bottled up; 9 Irish stew; 10 Hover; 11 Malady; 12 Charisma; 14 Tumultuous; 16 Rani; 19 Side; 20 Screen test; 22 Solution; 23 Render; 26 Grain; 27 Exonerate; 28 Trellised; 29 Knout.

Down: 1 Shipmates; 2 Grill; 3 Schedule; 4 Butt; 5 Townhouses; 6 Lahore; 7 Devastate; 8 Parma; 13 Dutch ovens; 15 Middle age; 17 Intersect; 18 Knee-jerk; 21 Atonal; 22 Sight; 24 Draco; 25 Bold.

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