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Thursday 8 December 2016

cryptic crossword no 1,016

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Published 08/11/2015 | 02:30

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1 Fought to be neat in place of rest (5).

4 Food item as afterthought between drinks, cook at last (9).

9 In suffering girl gets first decor feature (9).

10 Resentment at surreptitious look for audience (5).

11 Much decorated with gold - neat arrangement (6).

12 Things one needs in America, tinsel-making (8).

14 Brought together around cleric's return, yet to be confirmed (10).

16 Some think I wish for one from Down Under (4).

19 Positive mark providing credit (4).

20 Failing in duty to troublesome youngster (10).

22 Savage attitude to erotic play in outskirts of family (8).

23 In credit, fresh meal is more relaxed (6).

26 Everything to be found in small island (5).

27 Shopkeeper - one placing people? (9).

28 Satan sect modified percussion pieces (9).

29 Up before court (5).

Down

1 Side-effect next to channel interrupted by official spokesperson (9).

2 Gas turn-up of one who is not former partner (5).

3 Wasting time, adroitly spinning (8).

4 Endlessly bemoaning bankruptcy (4).

5 Giant sloths of old playing game with the Royal Irish Academy (10).

6 Lazy American is up long (6).

7 Fastidious old partner actually is involved (9).

8 Joints to look for up around north (5).

13 It matters to wine buffs - following fine perception (10).

15 Cleric with debts not personally incurred? (9).

17 Bury before time? Explain! (9).

18 A sequel I directed, to level the score (8).

21 Lawyer turns up supporter of mythical sea-monster (6).

22 Managed football club without money (5).

24 Fellow's gone finally for minister's house (5).

25 Defile success without honour (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,015

Across: 1 Sublunar; 5 Cocoon; 8 Air carrier; 9 Suet; 10 Animadversions; 12 Leaders; 13 Draymen; 15 Cremate; 18 Twinset; 21 Asset-stripping; 22 Aida; 23 Bread sauce; 24 Red-eye; 25 Reverses.

Down: 1 Sea wall; 2 Barricade; 3 Unaware; 4 Arrives; 5 Corkscrew; 6 Custody; 7 Oversee; 12 Rotatable; 14 Messieurs; 16 Realise; 17 Massage; 18 Terrace; 19 Impasse; 20 Tigress.

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