Friday 24 November 2017

cryptic crossword no 1,107

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Across

1 Female law officer prying, expertly detecting (10).

6 Inform on quiet musical work (4).

9 Imperturbable MP with ethical, good constituents (10).

10 Joint work needing central parts (4).

12 Party left empty by one slow on the uptake (4).

13 Little feeds show initial lack of character (9).

15 Coloured drink at right time produces state of high anticipation (3,5).

16 Sister holds fish for one who makes things happen (6).

18 Writer to complain about in Wexford, for example (6).

20 Writers turn to attack winners (8).

23 Curbed weeds around the flier, being volatile (3,6).

24 Statement that one hurried to state (4).

26 Behave expediently, recalling endless mirth (4).

27 Woman ran party daughter interrupted, slowing down music (10).

28 Mend part of shoe, say (4).

29 He lip-reads, disrupting business (10).

Down

1 One cheated at college exercise (4).

2 Parcel out, cutting nothing aged, taking everything into consideration (3,4).

3 One socialising near court turns up ungainly fellow (12).

4 Begin holding up boring tool for loyal supporter (8).

5 Unmusical sounds from one into scents (6).

7 Bother for women only - a quick kiss (7).

8 Coerce one arm of media - the better sort - to revolt (10).

11 One aims to contract or expand (6,6).

14 In drawing shadow angry breed (10).

17 Reel in autumn is undeserved (8).

19 Container with top off turns up wine (7).

21 Zealous, amaze church, keeping answer brief (7).

22 One grips diamonds for counsel (6).

25 Restrict business on paper for starters (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,106

Across: 1 Colic; 4 Grapeshot; 9 Lights out; 10 Gorse; 11 Bargain basement; 12 Amidst; 14 Canon law; 17 Trancing; 19 Prayer; 22 Daylight robbery; 24 Grain; 25 Orchestra; 26 Specimens; 27 Yeast.

Down: 1 Celebrant; 2 Lager; 3 Cutlass; 4 Ground; 5 Astragal; 6 El Greco; 7 Horseplay; 8 Treat; 13 In any case; 15 Worrywart. 16 Enthrone; 18 Chianti; 20 Rubbery; 21 Precis; 22 Degas; 23 Extra.

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