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Friday 24 February 2017

cryptic crossword no 1,019

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Across

1 Playwright, female, gets lowest point on return (8).

9 Self-obsession, say, with Arab national taking advice first (8).

10 Crude illustration is smear about Unionist (4).

11 Emergency lighting? (5,7).

13 Matched, though uneven on the surface (6).

14 Enjoyed very much having sauce applied? (8).

15 Made a fuss about catered function (7).

16 Whichever keeps a record, it's a sort of comparison (7).

20 Fraudulent stimulus with promises to pay (8).

22 Monster found shelter by bloomer (6).

23 I'm on clear-cut ground for such a suit (12).

25 A great story to describe, with no beginning or end (4).

26 Wild urge delayed order (8).

27 Cover comeback by one politician, wasting time (8).

Down

2 More full of life, be informed of row (8).

3 Densely crowded district could warrant bribe (6,6).

4 Is novice in to shirk, or get out of office? (8).

5 Metropolis fumbling with worn key (3,4).

6 Poor delivery on field gives high-ranker everything (2-4).

7 One opposed to first-rate teacher inside (4).

8 Looking shabby, Greg disturbs fashionable lady (8).

12 Removal by force of weight of vessel? (12).

15 Caught lumber jack, maybe, with commercial plastic (4,4).

17 Tan alone, surprisingly, around birthday time (8).

18 It's more graceful to profit by deception, right? (8).

19 Intimidated some tipsy cheddar lovers (7).

21 Such traffic is not reciprocated (3-3).

24 Advocate rises rapidly with no limits (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,018

Across: 1 Uses up; 5 Playlets; 9 Reappeared; 10 Paid; 11 Altruism; 12 Circle; 13 Face; 15 Notebook; 18 Sinecure; 19 Else; 21 Ballot; 23 Unlikely; 25 Wing; 26 Proclivity; 27 Knotweed; 28 Minuet.

Down: 2 Swell; 3 Supersede; 4 Peewit; 5 Portmanteau word; 6 Audacity; 7 Leper; 8 Trillions; 14 Animation; 16 Break even; 17 Multiple; 20 Slalom; 22 Legit; 24 Lithe.

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