Tuesday 19 September 2017

cryptic crossword no 1,080

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Across

1 Songster's signal to stop before beginning (8).

9 Artist in taking road back to work is a little precipitate (8).

10 In all, I'm broadly content, as member (4).

11 One shows lie of the land for airport charge I leave out (12).

13 Informal snack as Erin develops (6).

14 How we observe affirmation among rowing crew (8).

15 With style and breadth of knowledge get scared (7).

16 Quickly abandon parody (4,3).

20 One may forgive a second-rate puzzle enthusiast (8).

22 Attempt by European party to cure rot (6).

23 Option to buy creates fearful stirs (5,7).

25 Make no bones about being a little mean, getting cry of pain (4).

26 With this bread there's tea exactly suited to the occasion, note (8).

27 Debates business with sacred books and finishes (8).

Down

2 Inscription shows European swine tuning harp (8).

3 Without awareness of deputy criminals caught with debts (12).

4 Press heavily upon silver and mourn (8).

5 Upcoming evaluation holds nothing for soldier (7).

6 Violent stab, quiet at first, becomes loud (6).

7 Principal part of foot (4).

8 One who mimics sex appeal, if given a drink to start with (8).

12 Position of honour for local lions? (5,2,5).

15 Replace focal expert where the action is (8).

17 Distaste is one way of putting it (8).

18 Predicted warning on course rang out for those listening (8).

19 Skill turning up with politicians in charge to trade (7).

21 Emphatically embracing it as the truth (6).

24 Wander aimlessly - there's nothing in this memory (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,079

Across: 1 Creche; 5 Sirenian; 9 Witchcraft; 10 Drab; 11 Balinese; 12 Icecap; 13 Able; 15 Instance; 18 Tell-tale; 19 Twee; 21 Hectic; 23 Titmouse; 25 Stem; 26 Profligate; 27 Pretends; 28 Siding.

Down: 2 Raita; 3 Cochineal; 4 Etcher; 5 Stage directions; 6 Rattiest; 7 Nudge; 8 Avalanche; 14 Beefeater; 16 Acts of God; 17 Saucepan; 20 Stalks; 22 Tempt; 24 Sit-in.

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