Saturday 3 December 2016

cryptic crossword no 1,061

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Published 18/09/2016 | 02:30

Across

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1 After a short month, cooked tripe is in bad shape (8).

9 Excessive use of power because king is unwell (8).

10 One in such shape is trim (4).

11 Take part in quiet insurrection, being adventurous (12).

13 Danger warning - act as criminal (6).

14 Party after team takes gold for less important entry (4,4).

15 Fled fire and pillage (7).

16 Swimmer getting jokey angle? (7).

20 Yarrow genus catches a cold before middle of year (8).

22 Substitute for more substantial drink (6).

23 Hip narration, maybe, of financial arrangement (5,7).

25 One assenting, or all in agreement? (4).

26 Score may change, getting plant (8).

27 Endure awkward saints' bad manners (8).

Down

2 They're fleeting, in mere heap form (8).

3 What may haunt one about the drummers, mostly (12).

4 Father embraces learner with pick-me-up, as soulmate (8).

5 Visitor goes in direction of old city first (7).

6 Awe-inspiring artist turned up during meal (6).

7 Spouse cut short one for networking (4).

8 Rich gaol built for plutocrat (8).

12 Nudist oaf on a bender gets drink dispenser (4,8).

15 Change as necessary to understand absolutely (8).

17 Drug load addles conservatives (3,5).

18 Joins with metal around one getting narrow strips of bread (8).

19 One into tableware becomes more provocative (7).

21 Trick field academic (4,2).

24 Cautiously move to island (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,060

Across: 1 Acumen; 5 Alcopops; 9 Iron ration; 10 Awed; 11 Tangible; 12 Tights; 13 Afar; 15 True-life; 18 Calendar; 19 Gall; 21 Shiite; 23 Claptrap; 25 Cuba; 26 Dunderhead; 27 Abnormal; 28 Nipper.

Down: 2 Curia; 3 Menagerie; 4 Nearby; 5 Alimentary canal; 6 Construe; 7 Prang; 8 Plentiful; 14 Flashbulb; 16 Lightship; 17 Addendum; 20 Cave in; 22 Idaho; 24 Agape.

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