Tuesday 6 December 2016

cryptic crossword no 999

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Published 12/07/2015 | 02:30

Across

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1 Asian seaman in final transport, time running out (6).

5 Awkward situation, getting business meeting into some papers (8).

9 One takes bids to wreck EU creation (10).

10 How to go about it in style (4).

11 Determined he will shortly get grass (8).

12 What one should get in empty place (6).

13 Old politician who hated Irish government leaders (4).

15 On apple pie, get North partition-free (4-4).

18 Evangelist, friendly but unenthusiastic (8).

19 Express disapproval of posh dancer's wear (4).

21 Secret place to take a break (6).

23 A female caught in deception - commonplace on the beach (8).

25 Enduring desire (4).

26 Odd - a Hamlet performance shows human tendency to do wrong (3,3,4).

27 Fond of books on fixing debts (10).

28 One getting by accepts prize first for a little change (6).

Down

2 August begins pretty intense (5).

3 Make a list and go at a clue badly (9).

4 Noisily supported, fixed in place (6).

5 Lose faith in bosses - they play with words (15).

6 Cut a link down (8).

7 Silent patients emptied of infection (5).

8 Ugly debts rear for songster (9).

14 Oh! to abuse twisted craft (9).

16 To settle match, best player holds cup initially (5,4).

17 Wrong time to be in forced voice (8).

20 Ingredient French get right instead of left (6).

22 Incited, say, good journalist (5).

24 Permission to depart (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 998

Across: 1 Askew; 4 Anti-Roman; 9 Bon voyage; 10 Codex; 11 Rearguard action; 12 Tweets; 14 Repeated; 17 Moleskin; 19 Sparta; 22 Finishing school; 24 Noise; 25 Inoculate; 26 Sweetened; 27 Event.

Down: 1 Arboretum; 2 Kenya; 3 Wrought; 4 Avatar; 5 Trendier; 6 Recycle; 7 Midwinter; 8 Nixon; 13 Eglantine; 15 Deadliest; 16 Division; 18 Suspect; 20 Picture; 21 Age-old; 22 Fangs; 23 Of age.

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