Saturday 10 December 2016

cryptic crossword no 1,070

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Published 20/11/2016 | 02:30

Across

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1 Drink with America's uncle liberating Cuba (7).

5 Outstanding award for knave, leading from the right (7).

9 Should you have it, Tessa takes it back (5).

10 Scientific one puts medicine first (9).

11 Without battery, not bound to wander (4-5).

12 Garment that's clean when returned, taking question and answer (5).

13 Small conflict between daughter and friend initially (5).

15 Her action confused hermit (9).

18 Dismal, cut back on expressions of support (9).

19 Observed to be outstanding (5).

21 Some cuppas, taken as food (5).

23 Honourable towards unscrupulous rival, smart on the outside (9).

25 Dancer for the whole of Ireland, in qualification (9).

26 Old saw for modern times (5).

27 Horse that competes the day before, rent-free (7).

28 Look at permits for small holes (7).

Down

1 Stick with journalist having employees (7).

2 Save him - be weird and act badly (9).

3 Speak of mad person, name-dropping (5).

4 Include mature outgrowth (9).

5 He wrote of happiness and religion (5).

6 Loss of face mountaineering in the Mournes, maybe?

(5-4).

7 Religious puff about Brazilian capital (5).

8 Measure chemically standard of bird? (7).

14 Sky, unyielding, has final word on start of test (9).

16 Severely criticise actors' one entrance (9).

17 Join together to bury string (9).

18 Efficient telegram sent about old man (7).

20 Most of two-person game is noble (7).

22 Clear up only around five (5).

23 One used to spread the news of free rice by river (5).

24 Vigilant, putting a thousand in dread (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,069

Across: 1 Threshold; 6 Primp; 9 Embrace; 10 Enlarge; 11 Dunce; 12 Game plans; 14 Sus; 15 Parenthesis; 17 First person; 19 Tin; 20 Guarantee; 22 Yeast; 24 Alimony; 26 Parsnip; 27 Drear; 28 Scrapheap.

Down: 1 Trend; 2 Rebinds; 3 Stayed put; 4 Overgarment; 5 Due; 6 Polyp; 7 Inroads; 8 Presses on; 13 Minesweeper; 14 Safeguard; 16 Honey-trap; 18 Realise; 19 Trainee; 21 Amour; 23 Top up; 25 Yes.

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