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Sunday 20 August 2017

cryptic crossword no 1,102

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Across

1 Endless worry adding to orchestral piece (8).

9 Author providing bread and drink outside (8).

10 Nation brings posh traveller back (4).

11 One not taking charge as orchestral player, perhaps (3-9).

13 Master organises division of pupils (6).

14 Formal meeting of those who hear (8).

15 Medical procedure for accountant in plant (7).

16 Mollify primate bringing in vegetables (7).

20 Characteristic Eastern Poles embrace, put into difficulties (8).

22 False allure of public honour (6).

23 Get the better of unpopular fellow with artistic achievements (12).

25 As well king is captured (4).

26 Most gossipy Cardinals get new site (8).

27 A cessation of nervous uncertainty (8).

Down

2 Settle for a pruned tree in musical comedy (8).

3 Action taken to cut coal miner out (12).

4 Manner is inappropriate for experienced rider (8).

5 Seat for non-drinking circle in Gulf state (7).

6 Shabby disorder broken up without sign of hesitation (6).

7 Make a note of Liberal in shock (4).

8 Danny Boy, as sung from behind (8).

12 Pancake of crinkly rubber, zesty first in fat, served with endless tea (5,7).

15 Noble sixes are important (8).

17 Lap-dancing maintains long discussions (8).

18 Promise to pay in glasses, superficially looking good (8).

19 These little forms of life belong to religions (7).

21 Sore when touched by business proposal (6).

24 Drag along northern settlement (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,101

Across: 1 Fairer; 5 Workbook; 9 Cold chisel; 10 Eddy; 11 Calamari; 12 Pariah; 13 Impi; 15 Gratuity; 18 Skin-deep; 19 Darn; 21 Usable; 23 Intersex; 25 Ling; 26 Adulterate; 27 Attested; 28 Elders.

Down: 2 Aloha; 3 Radiation; 4 Reheat; 5 Washing-up liquid; 6 Role-play; 7 Blear; 8 Old master; 14 Makeshift; 16 Underbred; 17 Relevant; 20 Statue; 22 Bugle; 24 Eater.

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