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Tuesday 12 December 2017

cryptic crossword no 1,092

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Across

1 Gangsters about to quarrel roughly at first for some of the decor (5,4).

6 Apply oneself to argy-bargy (3-2).

9 Witty remark is right - that is, outside job (7).

10 Donkey maintains hot quality of convenience food (7).

11 No place for praise in this inspection! (5).

12 Tenacious purpose comes to disaster (6,3).

13 I married - telephone fast! (8).

15 English spacecraft for Eastern leader (4).

19 Crew down finally, breaking silence (4).

20 With minor ailments, sleep a little and have sudden turn for the worse (4,4).

23 I nearly go mad for soldier (9).

24 Ecclesiastic drops right off the front page (5).

26 Subject of first half of homily gets disgusting (7).

27 American bumpkin, totally backward, with disease (7).

28 In every remedy that's returned, it's hard and abrasive (5).

29 Hamlet has one - though not As You Like It (5,4).

Down

1 Hot in walking, making one's way through obstacles (9).

2 Speedy attack, quietly interrupting (5).

3 Machines to clean up Shaw bust? (8).

4 Things to work with - unless it goes astray (8).

5 Yield to medical person in legal affair (6).

6 A line drawn through political conniving (6).

7 Member of clan injured brain stem (9).

8 Solid shape - nothing empty (5).

14 Other ranks mature inconclusively by lake zoo (9).

16 Villain concerned with proof of will (9).

17 Worthily translated revered texts (4,4).

18 Fit for planting, without party being delightful (8).

21 One left interrupting mass, as a whole (6).

22 Attractive people in story next to be emptied (6).

23 Yarn of disconnected land by lake (5).

25 One makes music with battery and ring (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,091

Across: 1 Geniuses; 9 Nuisance; 10 Epee; 11 Notification; 13 Minima; 14 Explorer; 15 Draymen; 16 Lumbago; 20 Strangle; 22 Maenad; 23 Landing strip; 25 Owed; 26 Together; 27 Artistry.

Down: 2 Espalier; 3 Identity card; 4 Suitcase; 5 Snifter; 6 Hiccup; 7 Anti; 8 Leonardo; 12 Trouble spots; 15 Desolate; 17 Upmarket; 18 Grandeur; 19 Tessera; 21 Gung-ho; 24 Nigh.

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