Friday 23 June 2017

cryptic crossword no 1,071

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Across

1 Iron's signal to actor to grass (6).

5 Have Paul review major disturbance (8).

9 Nearly passed across to fair (4-6).

10 Note in old currency (4).

11 Advertisement getting round (8).

12 One barely going with detectives in Brazil, say (6).

13 Oriental into both aikido disciplines (4).

15 Left behind by dire Luas service (8).

18 It's on top of page one, shamed at diversion (8).

19 Plan one brief business arrangement (4).

21 Indicating more than one place by river (6).

23 Part of garment is fuel to keep abstainer in excellent condition (8).

25 Old painter of dancers nearly all rejected (4).

26 Wave in the wind for pure heroin (5,5).

27 Be of service by muscle attachment (6,2).

28 Not even personal magnetism yields first to quirkiness (6).

Down

2 Author's final words to diplomat, as broadcast (5).

3 New soldier studies tomb while speaking (9).

4 Facilitate rejecting the Spanish source of evil (6).

5 In course of manufacture, but not enough to meet demand (15).

6 Male academic is married, for pursuit of pleasure (8).

7 Disturbing dream, with upper limbs (5).

8 High-flying field orders OAP's care with energy (9).

14 Go shy on source of illumination (9).

16 What's implied - club is something washed up (9).

17 Cried loudly in alarm - ring and get married (8).

20 Look intently at buyer's option, initially, on summerhouse (6).

22 High line to dispose of on rising, say (5).

24 Smaller picture of fashionable crowd (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,070

Across: 1 Sambuca; 5 Jackpot; 9 Asset; 10 Physicist; 11 Free-range; 12 Burqa; 13 Dwarf; 15 Anchorite; 18 Cheerless; 19 Noted; 21 Pasta; 23 Chivalric; 25 Ballerina; 26 Adage; 27 Eventer; 28 Eyelets.

Down: 1 Staffed; 2 Misbehave; 3 Utter; 4 Appendage; 5 Joyce; 6 Climb-down; 7 Prior; 8 Titrate; 14 Firmament; 16 Castigate; 17 Interlace; 18 Capable; 20 Duchess; 22 Solve; 23 Crier; 24 Awake.

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