Saturday 24 September 2016

cryptic crossword no 1,057

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Published 21/08/2016 | 02:30

Across

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1 Brief look, heading off, could be piercing (5).

4 They dared recklessly to lose water (9).

9 Grin and bare it! (9).

10 One in the forest quietly into sex (5).

11 Guarantee in return to cheer us next (6).

12 Decorate with gold to identify sacred books (8).

14 Second term rant disturbed high point in Paris... (10).

16 ...in overblown part of speech (4).

19 Pry with flair (4).

20 Leave enterprise (3,2,3,2).

22 Drinks while consuming fish, leading to convulsions (5-3).

23 Restrict, in order to make an offer (6).

26 Declaration of authority to hound old lady (5).

27 Filter for each cold drink, and most of a hot one (9).

28 Divided on returning, hold hat out for a dodgy vehicle (5,4).

29 Remote region over there, surrounding Britain (5).

Down

1 Mandela is distressed by philanderer (6,3).

2 Unacceptable behaviour, though in normal shape (2-3).

3 Maxims of cardinals interrupted twice by livestock (8).

4 Wildflower prematurely stops forming canopy (4).

5 Maori or Hun distressed by such payment (10).

6 Belittle me in head (6).

7 Look forward to arrest (9).

8 Always time to turn outwards (5).

13 Proposed policy by gullible journal (5,5).

15 Analogist squirms, yearning for what is gone (9).

17 Secondary way to head for vegetable (5,4).

18 Classification of levy on ring of mine (8).

21 Set apart, loathed in return, catching cold (6).

22 Took part, having form (5).

24 Affect not to notice memory lapse (5).

25 Stay in favour of profit firstly (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,056

Across: 1 Squeak; 4 Birdbath; 10 Noticed; 11 Disturb; 12 Bluebottle; 13 Knot; 15 Alyssum; 17 Bruises; 19 Tinfoil; 21 Extreme; 23 Term; 24 Ginger beer; 27 Placebo; 28 Afghani; 29 Diagrams; 30 Ascent.

Down: 1 Sandblast; 2 Untruly; 3 Archbishop; 5 Indelible; 6 Dash; 7 Alumnus; 8 Habit; 9 Adit; 14 Mustard gas; 16 Multiform; 18 Spearmint; 20 Nirvana; 22 Elevate; 23 Tepid; 25 Gram; 26 Tear.

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