Saturday 29 November 2014

cryptic crossword no 952

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Published 17/08/2014 | 02:30

Across

1 No longer employing university, amid show of lack of respect (8).

5 Seafood may for outsiders be uncomfortably moist (6).

8 Stir relief organisation into something enriching (10).

9 Festival for students with a piece of oriental music (4).

10 Timid deletion I made restricted printing (7,7).

11 Blunders giving cheek between drinks (4-3).

13 Paralysis results from lecture on hair (7).

15 Cry about tag that's arranged for flier (7).

18 A bin collection during dispute makes colorful viewing (7).

21 Force worker into safe places for possible contenders (5-4-5).

22 Join together with equipment that's about new (4).

23 Old rat race is given new look in Scots legal action (10).

24 Try first to exasperate broadcaster... (6).

28 ... Concerning a girl outside who's heavenly (8).

Down

1 Gorges and corrupts (7).

2 The way odd old art style generates musical rhythm (9).

3 Mended suit has treatment from East (7).

4 Irishman turned up around 1 AD for water sprites (7).

5 Group of beasts in vehicle a-rovin' northwards (9).

6 Melodies endlessly cloying, so nauseous on journey (7).

7 Sorcerer with bad tan going dark red (7).

12 Sharp lady is empty in a very obvious way (9).

14 Difficulty with heart in employment exchange (3,6).

16 Country music holding hands (7).

17 Restrict tipsy cardinals (7).

18 Grip the attention of ultra-leftist leaders in stream (7).

19 Pay a thousand in polished rubies (7).

20 Idler permitted to turn up looked about right (7).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword No 951

Across: 1 Prime rate; 6 Basis; 9 Enamour; 10 Cranial; 11 Suede; 12 Stridency; 1Aperitif; 15 Skid; 19 Gird; 20 Appeared; 23 Capsulate; 24 Chase; 26 Alumina; 27 Sterile; 28 Audit; 29 Scratches.

Down: 1 Press gang; 2 Image; 3 Esoteric; 4 Acrostic; 5 Encore; 6 Brandy; 7 Spinnaker; 8 Sally; 14 Ezra Pound; 16 Dodderers; 17 Appeaser; 18 Nescient; 21 Quaint; 22 Harass; 23 Clara; 25 Apish.

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