Tuesday 25 July 2017

cryptic crossword no 1,052

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Across

1 Times off duty to roll up with no expressions of disgust (9).

6 Seamen interrupted by European emotional displays (5).

9 Paint fill-in worker taking a long time (7).

10 Narcotic turnover - incomplete support to firm (7).

11 It's fine to shout endlessly around dimwit (5).

12 Farm worker acted around sprightly old lady (9).

14 Numbers backing one kind of issue (3).

15 Help returns, essential for aid to pronunciation (11).

17 A barren site for development is conundrum (11).

19 Fellow casting a narrow light (3).

20 Close down is hinted at (9).

22 A soccer team takes a line relating to a turning-point (5).

24 Hallowed land where no gentleman bursts into song (7).

26 Disgusting random sounds carry no marks (7).

27 Girl books for special occasion (5).

28 Retaining popularity, though always envious (9).

Down

1 Little spirit keeps abstainer unbalanced in diet (5).

2 Force English relations into small mould (7).

3 Following some cricket, youth gets points for carrying too much (9).

4 Ancestor of the fellow outside ran down what a decent player should score (11).

5 Decline to become hard (3).

6 Roly-poly hollow boy after bath (5).

7 Knowing intelligence agency returns from the distant past (7).

8 Initially sedate part of clue in combat (9).

13 Fashionable place to live while teaching at college (2-9).

14 Direct into a higher channel, returning eastern Sri Lankan transport (9).

16 Hit danger again, making way through obstacles (9).

18 That's the revolutionary diplomat! (7).

19 Underground stem yields him zero again (7).

21 In the centre, down in fog (5).

23 One breaks property right for longer than usual rest (3-2).

25 Time for silver key (3).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,051

Across: 1 Spasm; 4 Protracts; 9 Odd man out; 10 Total; 11 Permit; 12 Gourmand; 14 Equestrian; 16 Clam; 19 So-so; 20 Enshrouded; 22 Brouhaha; 23 Squall; 26 Ruler; 27 Sacred cow; 28 Aldebaran; 29 Toady.

Down: 1 Stop press; 2 Alder; 3 Meatiest; 4 Plod; 5 Osteopathy; 6 Retard; 7 Catcalled; 8 Salad; 13 Franchiser; 15 Unspoiled; 17 Middle way; 18 Conquest; 21 Cherub; 22 Burma; 24 Accra; 25 Icon.

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