Friday 19 January 2018

cryptic crossword no 1,109

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Across

1 Remain undecided, taking left for right squalid accommodation (5).

4 Review seen to be about disgusting totally absorbs (9).

9 Battle for cabal grappling with volcanic flow (9).

10 Trunk also containing hollow rounds (5).

11 One inventor returns, getting zero capital in America (6).

12 Judicial bar to slippery one blocking street opposite (8).

14 Support Oriental deity in such loss of talent (5,5).

16 Scorch prophet in speech (4).

19 Take a big chance to cut up small (4).

20 Protest against diagram and unknown social science (10).

22 Playing viola, ask for place in Europe (8).

23 Rest a while as opposing points flow gently (6).

26 Indian dish excellent in art movement (5).

27 Rash little devil, coarse with teacher (9).

28 Effectively, fish in popular medium (9).

29 Afterwards one is missing retail returns (5).

Down

1 Associated with cooking surface, with controls on radio (9).

2 Farewell, tense manservant! (5).

3 Fly to tie up victory with government leader (8).

4 Flair some show up in external exam (4).

5 Separated woman to inform on, with wife holding one party (5,5).

6 Choice medicinal draught making leaders swap places (6).

7 Tip for forging paper cash (9).

8 Menacing look in singular monk's habit (5).

13 Leering ITV characters like forest apes (4-6).

15 Disturbing coital aura, not adult at first, typical of a writer (9).

17 Sherry met drunken would-be poet (9).

18 Still not quite updated, leaders are in to lag behind (8).

21 Expedition while reversing, distant one (6).

22 Waterproof materials lifted up for little fish (5).

24 Short cleric is up in relevant books, it's evident (5).

25 Nimble agent grabs robber finally (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,108

Across: 1 Sickie; 4 Handbook; 10 Admired; 11 Session; 12 Bus station; 13 Doxy; 15 Look out; 17 Dresser; 17 Currant; 21 Deistic; 23 Fast; 24 Maceration; 27 Overdue; 28 Sheathe; 29 Tethered; 30 Starer.

Down: 1 Shambolic; 2 Comes to; 3 Irrational; 5 Absconded; 6 Dosh; 7 Ominous; 8 Kinky; 9 Edit; 14 Medicament; 16 Tete-a-tete; 18 Raconteur; 20 Respect; 22 Twister; 23 Float; 25 East; 26 Idle.

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