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Saturday 1 October 2016

cryptic crossword no 1,017

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Published 15/11/2015 | 02:30

Across

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1 Clasp and open up topic in conversation (6).

4 Before college, promises to pay are treasured (8).

10 Aunts do surprising surprise (7).

11 Lay down gold, making an impressive scene (7).

12 Minor example of 22, perhaps, where funds don't balance (10).

13 Quietly haul block (4).

15 Warning sign about Continental leader lost weight (7).

17 A prize for withering (7).

19 Green aldermen cut short and discommoded (7).

21 Continuing always to order ale when bird is inside (7).

23 Complain about pond life (4).

24 Greek with soft music maker (5,5).

27 Complain about mostly unsophisticated American (7).

28 Vocalists given concession by Indian princess (7).

29 Gold part of circle breaks your once absolute power (8).

30 Floral tribute for resolving the war (6).

Down

1 Where one might dine with part of the orchestra by lake (9).

2 Exposes the aged as commercially surpassed (7).

3 Lobster perhaps scarce? Tuna is prepared (10).

5 Hit back as consumer returns holding queue up (9).

6 Junior European in 8, say, or 27 (4).

7 Have something in common with a plover flying (7).

8 Guest ungrateful, in part, having been defrauded (5).

9 What's in the mind? I don't even ask, to begin with (4).

14 More gullible swallow simple ideas as statement of policy (5,5).

16 Non-working period with new church at resort for Western fans (4,5).

18 Call out with zero desire, off-colour (9).

20 Carrying distance for fashionable listeners? (7).

22 Falls once more going up before art establishment (7).

23 Pause in script puts many initially in unconscious state (5).

25 Anything but quiet, getting this food (4).

26 Visible damage as vehicles go back to front (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,016

Across: 1 Boxed; 4 Rumpsteak; 9 Panelling; 10 Pique; 11 Ornate; 12 Utensils; 14 Unverified; 16 Kiwi; 19 Tick; 20 Delinquent; 22 Ferocity; 23 Calmer; 26 Atoll; 27 Stationer; 28 Castanets; 29 Erect.

Down: 1 Byproduct; 2 Xenon; 3 Dilatory; 4 Ruin; 5 Megatheria; 6 Supine; 7 Exquisite; 8 Knees; 13 Aftertaste; 15 Vicarious; 17 Interpret; 18 Equalise; 21 Scylla; 22 Franc; 24 Manse; 25 Pass.

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