Monday 18 December 2017

cryptic crossword no 1,100

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Across

1 Quiet conveyance kept by untrustworthy one in plastic (4,4).

5 One in position as swimmer (6).

8 Alert, make out around exercise class (10).

9 Kind to a drunkard - about right! (4).

10 Beneficial exercise, subject to certain conditions (14).

11 Passage from Tristan playing (7).

13 Advance or step aside (4,3).

15 Caught while in eating programme, shaped in a mould (3-4).

18 Be quiet about shredded files, regardless of others (7).

21 Fix smooth goads for tingling sensation (4,3,7).

22 Urgent call for some to sample alcohol (4).

23 Travel round African country, North and East, for mineral (10).

24 Guard despatched to rally, all out (6).

25 Also in police, extremes of loyalty follow with frankness (8).

Down

1 Something newsworthy - act bad in imitation (7).

2 Contraction takes wise one about an hour with printing material (9).

3 Produces energy in decrepit vehicles (7).

4 Knocking sound deserter? Answer: Rubbish! (3-1-3).

5 Be earlier than one caught in base on particular grounds (9).

6 Want expert minding Ben's constituents (7).

7 Firm list of names with a flower part (7).

12 Last tinny is drunk in a flash (9).

14 Fast mover may turn suddenly and burp (9).

16 Bad slump that is outside influence on the mind (7).

17 Get in touch and learn some manners (7).

18 Performed melody backwards with punch (7).

19 Pull slippery one up in direction of the wind (7).

20 Clothing willow stretches limits of husbandry (7).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,099

Across: 1 Plotter; 5 Crew cut; 9 Tithe; 10 Champions; 11 Off-the-peg; 12 Audio; 13 Stamp; 15 Pen-and-ink; 18 Overthrow; 19 Discs; 21 Train; 23 Off-season; 25 Per capita; 26 Steer; 27 Supreme; 28 Hilltop.

Down: 1 Piteous; 2 Out of date; 3 Teeth; 4 Rice paper; 5 Clang; 6 Explained; 7 Chord; 8 Tussock; 14 Potentate; 16 Newsflash; 17 Insistent; 18 Octopus; 20 Sun-trap; 22 Atrip; 23 On ice; 24 Easel.

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