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Monday 5 December 2016

cryptic crossword no 987

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Published 19/04/2015 | 02:30

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1 Some trade mostly at exhibitions (5).

4 Tap to death battered old headwear (6,3).

9 One values person giving information about end of era (9).

10 Lie small and cramped around river (5).

11 Put this across to soccer team (6).

12 Move in or out, not a fussy eater (8).

14 Diversion has herd going wrong, doing wrong! (3,6).

16 Framework that's good to dispose of (4).

19 Hood caught bird (4).

20 Parades with a youngster catching cold in subterranean hollows (10).

22 Go somewhere else for useful asset (8).

23 One releases nothing, interrupting below (6).

26 One has bail organised beforehand, with such back-up (5).

27 Impractical dress dully worn (9).

28 Where dons sit for big health fiddle (4,5).

29 One admits to having title (5).

Down

1 Timid race lost, very far apart (9).

2 Chart empty life for one in the woods (5).

3 Zero altitude for denizen of deep with another capturing victory (3,5).

4 Shed for players (4).

5 Spies apprentice holding up no mere ritual act (10).

6 Cooked tripes yield good feeling (6).

7 Abhor rude broadcast given sanctuary (9).

8 This gives a flavour - article about young men for starters (5).

13 Rubber mac fad finally abandoned to get a little food (10).

15 Incapacitates part of military with bit of a stroke (9).

17 Ship locates ancient city in timeless wasteland (9).

18 Ancestor, I suspect, losing tooth at front, is part of plot (8).

21 Legal authority who's fair, going about religious instruction (6).

22 Extent of influence concerning a place of worship (5).

24 Look back at study of a time gone by (5).

25 Nearly all birdsong is embarrassingly sentimental (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 986

Across: 1 Fresco; 4 Pinniped; 10 Oatmeal; 11 Phaeton; 12 Plebiscite; 13 Ghee; 15 Titanic; 17 Orderly; 19 Sceptic; 21 Species; 23 Unit; 24 Aftertaste; 27 Housing; 28 Serried; 29 Reenacts; 30 Greedy.

Down: 1 Footpaths; 2 Entreat; 3 Credit note; 5 Impetuous; 6 Neat; 7 Pitcher; 8 Dense; 9 Bloc; 14 Adventurer; 16 Cockfight; 18 Yesterday; 20 Epicure; 22 Inspire; 23 Usher; 25 East; 26 Pica.

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