Saturday 16 December 2017

cryptic crossword no 1,094

¤0.60 per sms received. SP Phonovation, PO Box 6, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Helpline 0818 217100

Across

1 One might be at sea to stick with risky investment (4,4).

9 So immobilized by formality, run and jump (8).

10 Very black fillet, close to beginning (4).

11 One shows how malevolent ones get rubbish art back (12).

13 Old coin in state with name for the Old Man (6).

14 It's sweet roaming all by bus (8).

15 Strange miasma with liberal religion (7).

16 Cover girl retains passion (7).

20 With high relish, let Faust go bad (8).

22 Shake male away from centre of pitch (6).

23 One causes a storm, with second half that's not popular (12).

25 Left opponent's ground (4).

26 First thing to do at golf is to expel (5,3).

27 Observe raw power of canines (3,5).

Down

2 Shadow around the Spanish league including a variety of things (8).

3 Type with hesitation information about cunning place of learning (12).

4 Leftovers of strange characters on the way up (8).

5 Miss end out of stupidity (7).

6 Food that's fast, getting mostly bad (6).

7 Mock topless relative (4).

8 Endearing and worth cultivating outside party (8).

12 Eventually, when prudes may consent to kiss... (2,1,5,4).

15 ...Freedom from restraint helps place you in the world (8).

17 Old you in stockings - how delicately cultivated! (8).

18 Thirty minutes on not all are present (4,4).

19 Win round - caught a trophy outside (7).

21 Contract other ranks as muscle (6).

24 Individual section of organisation (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,093

Across: 1 Abulia; 5 Fuselage; 9 Family tree; 10 Veil; 11 Conclude; 12 Spryly; 13 Limo; 15 Lead time; 18 Lighting; 19 Matt; 21 Bikini; 23 Tutorial; 25 Atop; 26 Third World; 27 Drill rig; 28 Obsess.

Down: 2 Beano; 3 Loincloth; 4 Asylum; 5 Forked lightning; 6 Seedsman; 7 Lever; 8 Guillemot; 14 Initiator; 16 Tomorrows; 17 Minister; 20 Studio; 22 Impel; 24 Atlas.

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