Tuesday 24 October 2017

cryptic crossword no 1,072

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Across

1 Make up substance of several elements (8).

5 Lake holds silver, though very little (6).

8 Time to query teacher - he'll make you work hard (10).

9 A point getting coppers and pence (4).

10 In a lacklustre way, ill, but lively inside (4-10).

11 European embraced by more ferocious controller (7).

13 Widen support, keeping ordinary study (7).

15 Inhibitions as to terminations of calls (4-3).

18 Food to sink as girl comes round (7).

21 Ex-US President organised games in commercial vehicle (3-11).

22 Note - politicians get annoyed (4).

23 Sat back in front of screen having endless fun in a cultivated way (10).

24 Halt to business in alcove (6).

25 Bespectacled one has enemies around old city evacuated early (4-4).

Down

1 Caught taking the healthy waters with exploited person (7).

2 Treat subjects badly, maligning sign mover (9).

3 Demos so disorderly became gradually absorbed (7).

4 Neutral at first as row becomes worse (7).

5 Temporary bans on speaker in the end coming up (9).

6 Song about man one should not trust in rural paradise (7).

7 Struggle when wife's away around end of day to make changes (7).

12 International organisation talks boastfully about hot flower (9).

14 Really appreciate online friend using fingers (9).

16 I have briefly gone after camp for records (7).

17 Faux pas about Irish animal (7).

18 Ring hotels badly managed around African territory (7).

19 One has contempt for bid by lawyer (7).

20 Rosary reformed around old riverbeds (7).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,071

Across: 1 Fescue; 5 Upheaval; 9 Even-handed; 10 Mark; 11 Circular; 12 Nudist; 13 Thai; 15 Residual; 18 Masthead; 19 Idea; 21 Plural; 23 Coattail; 24 Aged; 26 White horse; 27 Attend on; 28 Oddity.

Down: 2 Envoi; 3 Conscript; 4 Enable; 5 Underproduction; 6 Hedonism; 7 Armed; 8 Aerospace; 14 Headlight; 16 Driftwood; 17 Bellowed; 20 Gazebo; 22 Ridge; 24 Inset.

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