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Wednesday 18 October 2017

cryptic crossword no 1,003

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Across

1 Announced - but not the first time - that one is full (5).

4 Badly aspirated, too unlike to be compared (9).

9 Make a speech about one spirit, and be creative (9).

10 Wines that startle, start to finish (5).

11 Prove wrong as adjudicator, cunning, loses head (6).

12 As a celebrity hit, keep absolute learner separately intruding (8).

14 Canoe damaged by racing conditions? Not so seaworthy as this (10).

16 For each urban leader, get to the country (4).

19 Distressed about North, try to get smooth (4).

20 Dance tune I play, clearly stated (10).

22 Very inferior churchman drops work, gripped by jewel (8).

23 Still there's interference (6).

25 Without a communist follower, be somewhat wet (5).

27 Novel - very fast mover - and where one might buy it? (9).

28 Margo and Gina pose a test for the heart! (9).

29 Electronically fix and make read better (5).

Down

1 Musicals featuring Othello, for one, turning up in galleries, perhaps (9).

2 If the arrangement is working, one steals (5).

3 Moving aimlessly down and splitting (8).

4 Cover up about a face (4).

5 Revolutionary wet engines are an agreeable improvement (10).

6 Stick publicity in this place (6).

7 Part of circle strike - shock treatment for designer (9).

8 Follow cardinals and take action (5).

13 Illegal still one may wander listlessly with black eye (10).

15 Distinguishing by returning good French fish (9).

17 Irresolute police department in multi-national action (9).

18 Antipathy to staidest organisation (8).

21 Where to eat first in the rising sphere (6).

22 Dance with odd graduate (5).

24 A hint to follow (5).

25 Points I'm following in the general state of affairs (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,002

Across: 1 Lightbox; 5 Shaker; 8 Tragicomic; 9 Racy; 10 Utilitarianism; 11 Extinct; 13 Mistral; 15 Garcons; 18 Secants; 21 Representation; 22 Loki; 23 Scattergun; 24 Bipeds; 25 Laburnum.

Down: 1 Lettuce; 2 Gladiator; 3 Tuition; 4 Odorant; 5 Socialise; 6 Airlift; 7 Encomia; 12 Consensus; 14 Running in; 16 A priori; 17 Caprice;18 Sinatra; 19 Chateau; 20 Synonym.

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