Saturday 1 October 2016

cryptic crossword no 992

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Published 24/05/2015 | 02:30

Across

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1 Share out homework about victories before judge (5,2).

5 Urban type, Henry, startling priest (7).

9 Cheek from winner vexes (5).

10 Examine last word with the initial one, old or new (9).

11 Unseeing and without adequate knowledge, throw in one's cards (9).

12 Belief one abandons as unacceptable (3,2).

13 Made an effort to be heard in court (5).

15 Scholarly class backing prohibition, possibly in a bet (9).

18 Outdoorsy spirit perhaps, not to be taken seriously (4-5).

19 Vegetation in state where passport, say, is missing (5).

21 Enthusiast circles pole - but he's doomed (5).

23 Carbon copies sent finally are most fragile (9).

25 One fielding badly is made woody (9).

26 Beast returns to a shopping centre (5).

27 Fuss in talking of scavenger's fare (5-2).

28 Sophisticated and prolix, interrupted here and there by students (7).

Down

1 Eccentric clamour, good with a mild blow (7).

2 One providing backup keeps shilling for poet (9).

3 Hand over profits (5).

4 Musical medley provides top-up for French-American state (9).

5 Washed with stockings down (5).

6 Ordinary little dispute sees one in court (9).

7 Luxury cure (5).

8 Mutineer loses head, derailing train (7).

14 God finds class in bad shape (9).

16 Howl on opening recess in house (3,6).

17 A warning uttered on course, mentioned already (9).

18 Good-natured investor in command (7).

20 Statistician genuinely left out twice gets right instead (7).

22 Where in Africa reign is unstable (5).

23 Pretend to have iron with gin cocktail (5).

24 Spoilt aura, oddly coming from the sun(5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 991

Across: 1 Boat train; 6 Cubit; 9 Legible; 10 Blister; 11 Clear; 12 Telephony; 13 Ancestry; 15 Ghee; 19 Army; 20 Cascades; 23 Atonement; 24 Issue; 26 Art Deco; 27 Revered; 28 Eerie; 29 Solar year.

Down: 1 Balaclava; 2 Angle; 3 Tuberose; 4 Aperture; 5 Nubile; 6 Crimpy; 7 Betrothed; 8 Tarry; 14 Comforter; 16 Eastender; 17 Pastoral; 18 Achiever; 21 Recede; 22 Lemons; 23 Agate; 25 Surge

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