Monday 26 September 2016

cryptic crossword no 1,051

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Published 10/07/2016 | 02:30

Across

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1 Convulsion in resorts, manic at first (5).

4 Drags out for polemical pieces (9).

9 Strange piece in circulation is exception (3,3,3).

10 The whole, excessively high gets cuts (5).

11 Allow quiet timer be adjusted (6).

12 Food-loving fellow surrounded by squash (8).

14 Neat squire confused where horses are concerned (10).

16 Unpleasantly damp without my seafood (4).

19 Thus repeatedly mediocre (2-2).

20 Finished outside working hours covered up (10).

22 Noisy fuss makes little brother fancy a laugh (8).

23 Dumpy short learners cry loudly (6).

26 Measure of one who regrets taking in lodger initially (5).

27 Almost dismiss radical and intimidate one beyond criticism (6,3).

28 Tumult endlessly returns with islands' star (9).

29 Plaything around this time for hanger-on (5).

Down

1 Urgent news on way - govern harshly! (4,5).

2 Leader lacking energy turned into tree (5).

3 Teams quarrel about match - most profound! (8).

4 Go wearily as learner in marine school (4).

5 Healing system from easy hotpot recipe (10).

6 Delay salt interrupting Trotsky, say (6).

7 Rang about act coming up that's derided (9).

8 Died, unfortunately, giving up healthy food (5).

13 One expanding business dresses her in scarf (10).

15 Puns aired, with plenty of drink taken and kept fresh (9).

17 Mostly well up in noontime compromise (6,3).

18 One successfully wooed forceful victory... (8).

21 ... of a woman embraced by juvenile angel (6).

22 Clean up mother country (5).

24 Some maniac craving capital (5).

25 Image for one to study (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,050

Across: 1 Flaxen; 4 Left Bank; 10 Raiment; 11 Pea soup; 12 Annotators; 13 Sofa; 15 Denarii; 17 Thirsty; 19 Rooftop; 21 Statues; 23 Boyo; 24 Repertoire; 27 Amphora; 28 Rescind; 29 Excludes; 30 Energy.

Down: 1 Forwarder; 2 Avignon; 3 Electorate; 5 Euphrates; 6 Team; 7 Amorous; 8 Kappa; 9 Stet; 14 Bipartisan; 16 Imprecate; 18 Yesterday; 20 Olympic; 22 Unifier; 23 Brace; 25 Earl; 26 Tofu.

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