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cryptic crossword no 995

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Published 14/06/2015 | 02:30

Across

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1 Player of music quietly in support (5).

4 Political head showing a pulse (5,4).

9 Embittered by money - it's only bread! (9).

10 Phoney vegetables heard community died (5).

11 Leading man in accomplished stroll (5).

12 Maybe scale a hill to get a lift (9).

13 Initially anyone you want to employ outside is crazy (7).

15 Permission for improper action... (7).

18 ...lasts longer than periods with no power (7).

20 He calls back about varnish (7).

21 Dismiss bore following safety exercise (4,5).

23 Box while listening for snake (5).

25 With GAA it transforms northern wilderness (5).

26 I frolic merrily among thousands for reduced image (9).

27 Monk in party with a little tinnie (9).

28 This material is available in vinyl only (5).

Down

1 Haiti cops crack nut (9).

2 Out-and-out choice book (5).

3 Again considering making up for faults (9).

4 For the audience, cultivated your common cheese (7).

5 Honourable way to halt ice melting (7).

6 Points friend to high country (5).

7 Chosen examination having to do with poll (9).

8 The lowest point, for openers, of nearly all dogs in Republic (5).

14 My tribute dispatched to rare earth (9).

16 Detailed explanation for failure (9).

17 Have many chats, rambling as sailor (9).

19 Miss ice, suffering from tremor (7).

20 Sounding foolish, learn of element (7).

21 Craze about beverage unfinished, as destiny would have it (5).

22 Ditch god of Egypt amid clamour (5).

24 One in Lear play gets Shakespearean spirit (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 994

Across: 1 Whelp; 4 Animation; 9 Laminated; 10 Taper; 11 Second chamber; 14 Rapt; 15 Barbed wire; 18 Extraneous; 19 Keep; 21 Subject matter; 24 Clear; 25 Infatuate; 27 Music hall; 28 Lance.

Down: 1 Wall Street; 2 Elm; 3 Pining; 4 Autoclave; 5 India; 6 Antibody; 7 Impertinent; 8 Nerd; 12 Copytasters; 13 Deep freeze; 16 Bountiful; 17 Barbaric; 20 Pastel; 22 Erica; 23 Scam; 26 Awn.

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