Thursday 27 July 2017

cryptic crossword no 1,101

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Across

1 More equitable, very much restraining anger (6).

5 One's got many problems with job to reserve (8).

9 Stone cutter is indifferent cheat (8).

10 Every day starts with Daddy emptying such a flow! (4).

11 Monk in vehicle - one getting seafood (8).

12 One shunned answer for saint in religious neighbourhood (6).

13 Warrior band with representative in independent island (4).

15 Tip - have good bit of light when embracing posh bird outside (8).

18 Ooze around, considerate though shallow (4-4).

19 Make good with mild expletive (4).

21 Unionist with fur fit for purpose (6).

23 At home, brusque kiss indicated for hermaphrodite (8).

25 Zero return with good fish (4).

26 Mature eater shocked by mix with impurities 10).

27 Verified sedate TT racing (8).

28 They've been around a good while, trees (6).

Down

2 Greetings from motoring group holding up brief vacation (5).

3 Energy to aid ration dispersal (9).

4 Are the ingredients ready for another helping? (6).

5 Swahili dung quip might be otherwise cleaner (7-2,6).

6 Act the part badly - all ropey (4-4).

7 In stable arrangement, dim the eyes (5).

8 Art work of genius becoming almost red (3,6).

14 Produce some paid work, rough and ready (9).

16 French and German articles reproduced are lacking refinement (9).

17 Be less severe about very able leaders sticking to the point (8).

20 Resort to law about rubbish representation (6).

22 Secretly listen to the French horn (5).

24 Listener catches note for consumer (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,100

Across: 1 Cash card; 5 Plaice; 8 Perceptive; 9 Sort; 10 Constitutional; 11 Transit; 13 Make way; 15 Die-cast; 18 Selfish; 21 Pins and needles; 22 Plea; 23 Tourmaline; 24 Sentry; 25 Candidly.

Down: 1 Copycat; 2 Shrinkage; 3 Creates; 4 Rat-a-tat; 5 Predicate; 6 Absence; 7 Corolla; 12 Instantly; 14 Whirlwind; 16 Impulse; 17 Contact; 18 Sangria; 19 Leeward; 20 Hosiery.

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