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Friday 18 August 2017

cryptic crossword no 1,098

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Across

1 Evict deep characters for misleading (9).

6 Refuse to ring party, everyone falling short (5).

9 Coming from afar, empty challenger (7).

10 Spectacles with grand young women (7).

11 More dangerous to drop Rhode Island athlete (5).

12 No celebrity gets excited mostly by egg-laying (9).

14 Material for writing of family from first to last (3).

15 Public official achieves extraordinary renown with new plant (4,7).

17 Pose can smarten part of home (7,4).

19 The way an old American might greet one? (3).

20 Take apart mad tinsel dance (9).

22 Sprinkles and wipes clean (5).

24 In German, yes, European soul gets confused and resentful (7).

26 Between drugs killer endlessly comes back, hard to keep a hold of (3-4).

27 Go together with novice driver in turn on road (5).

28 Former partner, dry, maintains wanderer is sociable person (9).

Down

1 Administers large quantities (5).

2 Crack is dismal, so nauseous (7).

3 Singer turns up with it to rap - about average (9).

4 Go whistle if transported to offshore UK location (4,2,5).

5 Urge on, say, German leader (3).

6 Ring a poor actor up in US city (5).

7 Iron's also new architectural ornament (7).

8 The French way, doubly inexperienced, reaches breaking point (4,5).

13 I prevent mom making advance (11).

14 At the workplace, staff-aided wrongdoing (6,3).

16 Beast to provide protection for, sick amid fuss (9).

18 After trial, consumed with a will (7).

19 Bit of a laugh, getting season at place of refuge (7).

21 A useless escape (5).

23 Work hard and cook slowly (5).

25 Spend time with witness (3).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,097

Across: 1 Enter; 4 Auctioned; 9 Expositor; 10 Bonus; 11 Hardly; 12 Cupboard; 14 Definitive; 16 Weed; 19 Warm; 20 Chinchilla; 22 Shake-ups; 23 Stitch; 26 Abase; 27 Logorrhea; 28 Immunised; 29 Cream.

Down: 1 Eyeshadow; 2 Tapir; 3 Rustling; 4 Ante; 5 Circumvent; 6 Imbibe; 7 Nonpareil; 8 Dosed; 13 Itchy palms; 15 Fire alarm; 17 Diaphragm; 18 Rhetoric; 21 Demean; 22 Spahi; 24 Tahoe; 25 Aged.

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