Friday 28 July 2017

cryptic crossword no 1,096

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Across

1 More coitus for a change as holiday activity? (10).

6 Note politicians having quarrel (4).

9 Without deception, like status of chair? (5,5).

10 Practice fighting with health centre, right? (4).

12 American and European's employments (4).

13 Gives suitable role to throw among characters (9).

15 Inherent in mint sauce - long hair (8).

16 Quit network making symbolic design very loudly (3,3).

18 Deny connection with noise about porker (6).

20 Anger party in for building safety feature (4,4).

23 Combine untruthful stories without beginning to form a bad habit (9).

24 Top-grade study of Mid-East port city (4).

26 Little one gives power to audience (4).

27 I contort in false sorrow (10).

28 Rough measure of land, we're told (4).

29 Once racing organisation becomes possible source of disease (10).

Down

1 Lane-changing in style (4).

2 Small creature to work with very large quantity of money (7).

3 Dew on spinach yields something for lunch, perhaps (4,8).

4 Going to rest gives jumper sharp pain (8).

5 Kind of special offal (6).

7 Artist's technique declares one is beyond nothing (7).

8 Those out in front, perhaps, dismiss natural calamity (6,4).

11 Old one takes ignorance to a new format (12).

14 Turn informal musician, perhaps, on big sailing ship (10).

17 Look in for starters, calling for return of brown coal (8).

19 Calmed down, fixed in position outside (7).

21 Vacancy for work with nine returning - good! (7).

22 Turning up as I'm hugging second tree (6).

25 Soon to be unknown writer (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,095

Across: 1 Swami; 4 Represent; 9 Misshapen; 10 Tiara; 11 Lateral thinking; 12 Crusty; 14 Knee-high; 17 Artistic; 19 Ranger; 22 Current accounts; 24 Clown; 25 San Marino; 26 Artillery; 27 Suede.

Down: 1 Simulacra; 2 Asset; 3 Inherit; 4 Ripple; 5 Penchant; 6 Entente; 7 Examining; 8 Twang; 13 Uttermost; 15 Horoscope; 16 Distaste; 18 Sternal; 20 Avowals; 21 Scanty; 22 Cocoa; 23 Noise.

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