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Wednesday 20 September 2017

cryptic crossword no 958

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Across

1 Frank gets free soup token (9).

6 Endless routine work with one among singers (5).

9 Ring while dining for cereal (7).

10 Quietly driving into clearing (7).

11 Turned on the heat again, surviving as cold departs (5).

12 Note flier hail Latin cooker (9).

14 For each that's cheeky, there's no time (3).

15 Young artists use it to touch hurt teacher at first (11).

17 Leaving door open for taking on too much (11).

19 Spoke with one leaving, heavy-hearted (3).

20 Energise old American leader with one sausage (9).

22 Type of plant lacking a void (5).

24 One encouraging to get area improved (7).

26 Crackbrained, I would briefly have spasm around ten (7).

27 Tentative effort gets low grades, perhaps (5).

28 Overspend and suffer the consequences (3,6).

Down

1 Standing of us holding party (5).

2 Thanks to abstainer, first to learn royal gossip (7).

3 Input fell drastically, though still ample (9).

4 Measure one fellow getting drink in African summit (11).

5 Steal a little alcohol (3).

6 A rare thing, maybe - scoundrel takes ten (5).

7 I'm a Giro cheat - manipulating paper (7).

8 Was sorry for abusing Ted Greer? About time! (9).

13 Degree of confidence in empty car having fitness for the consumer (11).

14 Fashion shop parking intense dislike for salt (9).

16 A large mineral - throw it into partner (9).

18 Squeeze out former journalist? (7).

19 Legislator hiding treason (7).

21 Well-off class take top off door (5).

23 Fortunate girl gets around a thousand (5).

25 Fabric salesperson (3).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 957

Across: 1 Salad; 4 Cardboard; 9 Apportion; 10 Nasty; 11 Erred; 12 Profusion; 13 Recover; 15 Nucleus; 18 Mangled; 20 Blister; 21 Frightful; 23 Deter; 25 Scold; 26 Cathouses; 27 Demeanour; 28 Dryad.

Down: 1 Snare drum; 2 Leper; 3 Daredevil; 4 Chipper; 5 Run-down; 6 Bantu; 7 Abstinent; 8 Doyen; 14 Cuneiform; 16 Childhood; 17 Surprised; 19 De facto; 20 Bolster; 21 Fused; 22 Hydra; 24 Testy.

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