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Wednesday 26 July 2017

cryptic crossword no 1,074

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Across

1 Kerfuffle over any crud he composes (3,3,3).

6 ICA abandon church for herb (5).

9 Bass note in sweet hunter's weapon (7).

10 Walks unsteadily in, say, turning round for a quick look (7).

11 Discuss free entertainment (5).

12 Any of several elements lightly cooked on ground (4,5).

13 Theatrical action, bringing vehicles around in seconds (8).

15 Dance movement on the way with old record (4).

19 Online illustration for big story (4).

20 With passion delay the development (8).

23 Dubious about four Roman officers commanding in uniform (9).

24 Mother minding good hot stuff (5).

26 Duplicate parcel I unwrap (7).

27 Graphic move, containing insolence (4,3).

28 School divisions and fees (5).

29 Spice to motivate revolutionaries? (3,6).

Down

1 Fit to live in addiction, showing talent (9).

2 Call out the day before, about fine (5).

3 Denying inside info turning up can divide silver (8).

4 Moderate makes small change to be winner, after rough start (8).

5 Go up into tent for fermented milk (6).

6 Old hen in part of engine (6).

7 In the chair, about average, away from partner (9).

8 Shelter church bloodsucker (5).

14 Sports participant, one economizing around first and second of July (3-6).

16 Old man gives up my bloomer to treasury official (9).

17 It's crystal clear dull epic needs revision (8).

18 For rotten stuff please turn over US state (8).

21 Latin poet's keeping ordinary shaped solids (6).

22 Designed lacier sweet treat (6).

23 Feel sorrow for topless flier (5).

25 Get hold of good file (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,073

Across: 1 Footstep; 9 Acid test; 10 Feta; 11 Gold standard; 13 Stucco; 14 Obstacle; 15 Basmati; 16 Gullies; 20 Staccato; 22 Mantis; 23 Child benefit; 25 Okay; 26 Thank you; 27 Presents.

Down: 2 Operetta; 3 Tragicomical; 4 Tailcoat; 5 Passion; 6 Vitals; 7 Mega; 8 Studiers; 12 Dialling tone; 15 Basicity; 17 Unmuffle; 18 Emigrant; 19 Wound-up; 21 Abbeys; 24 Iran.

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