Thursday 19 October 2017

cryptic crossword no 1,115

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Across

1 Enfold cake, not English recipe, for traditional entertainment (4,5).

6 Attempt to get around exercise with two feet (5).

9 Find fault with mixed team in identifying marker (7).

10 See! One in care embraces heat unit (7).

11 Writer with a line of punishment (5).

12 Plaything interfered with dry debate (5,4).

13 Harmful American I have briefly found deceptive (8).

15 Shipment dropping very fancy food store (4).

19 Can anyone finally get prong? (4).

20 Light-seeming, getting whimsical about earth tremor (8).

23 To eat away with one during trial is most irritable (9).

24 Arbitrary decree marking country as European (5).

26 Inferior return frequently in domestic protection (7).

27 Desirous of putting time into classic Chinese text (7).

28 Large beast in second feature currently showing (5).

29 Widespread sex event I make fashionable (9).

Down

1 Excellent illustration of intricacies (4,5).

2 Fruit of something substandard (5).

3 Indefinitely ancient, cut back on socialising (8).

4 Defeatist? No! (8).

5 Women co-dependants to some extent put into secret form (6).

6 Cooking vessel initially overheated fiercely (5-1).

7 Soldier on and split with kinky peer outside (9).

8 Bring up daughter to begin with, cheerless (5).

14 Like us initially, countries with synodic months (9).

16 Prestigious college climber with the French takes shivering fit (3,6).

17 Limit all others keeping endless round of card-play (8).

18 Ill-disposed Centaurs of ancient Italy (8).

21 A little light shed on picture name (6).

22 Little state of confusion in sentimental show (6).

23 Strongly beat for hollow triumph and steal (5).

25 Politician interrupts top-class excuse for failure (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,114

Across: 1 Staccato; 9 Peculate; 10 Gain; 11 Spoon-feeding; 13 Dry rot; 14 Nonsense; 15 Peacock; 16 Concern; 20 Absinthe; 22 Eulogy; 23 Tennis racket; 25 Idol; 26 Ironclad; 27 Atlantic.

Down: 2 Traverse; 3 Constriction; 4 Agnostic; 5 Opening; 6 Screen; 7 Wadi; 8 Pea-green; 12 De-escalation; 15 Plantain; 17 Overkill; 18 Rigatoni; 19 Veranda; 21 Tussle; 24 Neon.

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