Sunday 24 June 2018

cryptic crossword no 1,141

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Across

1 At hospital, in abdominal pain, is one of the faithful (8).

9 Forgiveness so absent - get washing! (8).

10 Shed tears about new parvenu (4).

11 Hazardous, past getting into footwear, knocked sharply (5-7).

13 By morning Old English graduate becomes parasite (6).

14 Element of loose ringtone (8).

15 Part of egg collector's book with hens in the centre (7).

16 Social workers reserve energy for rushes (7).

20 Leaving the land in error, jump up (8).

22 Dissent is dividing the others (6).

23 Grape crusher interfered with engine enhancer (12).

25 Admit to cheating generally admired one (4).

26 I cry a little - a republican in charge of certain weather lines (8).

27 You once turned back, say, girl with monocle (8).

Down

2 Ban moral fashion as eccentric (8).

3 Astronomer with delusion of prosperity makes water pipe (6-6).

4 Drink in shelter, a spirit (8).

5 Gorges - whatever interrupts studies (7).

6 Bit of a bloomer with traditional wisdom in business press (6).

7 Ineffectual person with one representative (4).

8 Send on a return about unknown pain-killers (8).

12 Spoilers for a novel in such academic style! (12).

15 A firm American response that's habitual - as one might hear (8).

17 Do away with a sibling with all in attendance (8).

18 Sticky place to live by one with savvy (8).

19 One keeps, God willing, an increase (7).

21 Straighten out pawnbroker mostly around ancient city (6).

24 Exhaust old man, retaining nothing (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,140

Across: 1 Player; 4 Ulterior; 10 Potable; 11 Sackful; 12 Discommode; 13 Fray; 15 Emended; 17 Turn-off; 19 Mantras; 21 Hormone; 23 Pump; 24 Prospectus; 27 Lorelei; 28 Actuary; 29 Filipino; 30 Myrtle.

Down: 1 Pipe-dream; 2 Artiste; 3 Embroidery; 5 Last-ditch; 6 Etch; 7 Inferno; 8 Relay; 9 Helm; 14 Pruriently; 16 Desertion; 18 Freestyle; 20 Numeral; 22 Outcast; 23 Pilaf; 25 Spar; 26 Slip.

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