Tuesday 22 August 2017

cryptic crossword no 1,099

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Across

1 Do light work involving liberal conspirator (7).

5 Fewer staff are available for hairstyle (4,3).

9 Blue one, maybe male, gets fee (5).

10 Strongly backs cops in order to detain bad actor (9).

11 Weird toff - alert to fashions, say, but not adjusting to the circumstances (3-3-3).

12 For gold, act without one sound system (5).

13 Prove to be among the best amplifiers (5).

15 Written of untidy napkin end (3-3-3).

18 Upset by public quarrel about hospital (9).

19 Records of athletics contest, non-U (5).

21 Aim to instruct (5).

23 Dodgy-tasting flavour of less-popular time (3-6).

25 Trace a pip chewed for each person (3,6).

26 Turn into one of the cattle (5).

27 Presume to destroy the most excellent (7).

28 Bad to get into such borrowing to achieve eminence (7).

Down

1 Poet I translate, American, is wretched (7).

2 On strike, deaf to twisted square (3,2,4).

3 Support on course with the unending power to be effective (5).

4 Print medium for old police record and copier (4,5).

5 Clique grand with metallic noise (5).

6 Accounted for former political leader reversing denial (9).

7 One's usually harmonious in church? No way! (5).

8 Cluster for time with American footwear (7).

14 Powerful one gives TT a poteen cocktail (9).

16 Welsh fans perturbed by important brief report (9).

17 Popular short nun has religious books compelling attention (9).

18 Work after short month for sea creature (7).

20 Sheltered spot where companion turns up, taking us for monarch (3-4).

22 A pleasant excursion with anchor off the bottom (5).

23 At any time I enter, kept in readiness (2,3).

24 Peace and love begins with support for artist (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,098

Across: 1 Deceptive; 6 Offal; 9 Arrival; 10 Glasses; 11 Skier; 12 Oviparous; 14 Ink; 15 Town planner; 17 Sitting room; 18 How; 20 Dismantle; 22 Dusts; 24 Jealous; 26 Eel-like; 27 Blend; 28 Extrovert.

Down: 1 Deals; 2 Carsick; 3 Pavarotti; 4 Isle of Wight; 5 Egg; 6 Omaha; 7 Festoon; 8 Last straw; 13 Improvement; 14 Inside job; 16 Armadillo; 18 Testate; 19 Hospice; 21 Avoid; 23 Sweat; 25 See.

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