Tuesday 6 December 2016

cryptic crossword no 1,055

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Published 07/08/2016 | 02:30

Across

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1 Two out to interrupt extreme antagonist, making trouble (3,5).

9 Eager for strength - yes, coming soon (2,3,3).

10 Huge length of time to get American English working (4).

11 Series of probable consequences turns mind to coffee (6,6).

13 Insertion of names makes farm worker flag (6).

14 Make available assets become liquid (8).

15 Difficult to chew with toughness, cunning partly interrupting (7).

16 Delicate portion in line (7).

20 Servant may cling endlessly to vault (7).

22 What is willed in oriental country (6).

23 Paint, after sign of hesitation, business with threatening look (6,6).

25 One air force going back a long way (4).

26 Denounce management's pay scale (8).

27 Cease galloping perhaps, and get bottle (8).

Down

2 Pick up on this side while broadcasting (8).

3 After victory clamour he gets out shroud (7,5).

4 Free tramline's not going to survive (8).

5 Gather in to charge a little more (5,2).

6 Stifle strange thing standing alone (6).

7 Talk initially a little affected in manner (4).

8 Observe part of foot with you, once up close (3-2-3).

12 Right fine art created by this transport (6,5).

15 Theatrical gallery takes up profound safe journey! (8).

17 Effective speech that's richer to prepare (8).

18 Able to comprehend advertiser's light value? (8).

19 Went quickly outside to speak fondly, and was first with story (7).

21 Pass through, taking step around the middle (6).

24 Restrain plant growth (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,054

Across: 1 Stamen; 5 Casualty; 9 Dilettante; 10 Nook; 11 Chastise; 12 Psyche; 13 Tear; 15 Veronica; 18 Surmount; 19 Glee; 21 Splice; 23 Oddities; 25 Side; 26 Chipolatas; 27 Well-kept; 28 Tallow.

Down: 2 Thigh; 3 Maelstrom; 4 Nitwit; 5 Conservationist; 6 Sleepers; 7 Annoy; 8 Toothache; 14 Equipoise; 16 Nightfall; 17 Tubercle; 20 Adroit; 22 Ideal; 24 Erato.

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