Friday 20 September 2019

cryptic crossword no 1,075

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Across

1 Squirrel away sat back in silence! (5).

4 Tone up by turning everything into form of carbon (9).

9 Agreed on a recipe for drink (9).

10 Wary of railway next to river (5).

11 Fiendish arrangement getting writ for landlord? (10,5).

12 Gobsmacked by snarl in publicity (6).

14 Payment up front about one group making liquorice drink (8).

17 Trade old place of worship, with endless acrimony (8).

19 Lays out very clearly how magic works (6).

22 Regular club slot is fixed for a group of stars (8,7).

24 One's not at home in a place no longer surrounded by water, as reported (5).

25 Impolite rationalist keeps saying over and over (9).

26 Quarrel is over but there's a cosmetic problem (5,4).

27 With hesitation quit attempt to improve (5).

Down

1 Husband in where a pig might live, making room for exhibition (9).

2 Gather in quantity before noon, in fashion of society (5).

3 Healthy practice - broadcast greeting to girl (7).

4 Stew to support one's energy (6).

5 On recent form, making fabric (8).

6 Shouts without expression of pain, and loses tone with age (7).

7 As in the story, lad at once got foolish (9).

8 Course that's less religious? (5).

13 Typical of a writer to put out racial abuse (9).

15 Dinner she cooked is much cherished (9).

16 One works on land right in middle of Niagara cascade (8).

18 Most keen to order stop to filming in a set dancing (7).

20 Choice to grow old, with feathers (7).

21 Takes advantage of team on board in ship (6).

22 Surges right away, wildly making speculation (5).

23 After time, ceremonial is hackneyed (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,074

Across: 1 Hue and cry; 6 Basil; 9 Blowgun; 10 Glimpse; 11 Treat; 12 Rare earth; 13 Business; 15 Step; 19 Epic; 20 Heatedly; 23 Equivocal; 24 Magma; 26 Replica; 27 Clip art; 28 Terms; 29 Red pepper.

Down: 1 Habitable; 2 Evoke; 3 Negating; 4 Centrist; 5 Yogurt; 6 Boiler; 7 Separated; 8 Leech; 14 Ski jumper; 16 Paymaster; 17 Pellucid; 18 Ptomaine; 21 Ovoids; 22 Eclair; 23 Egret; 25 Grasp.

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