Tuesday 21 November 2017

cryptic crossword no 1,113

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Across

1 Inflexible republican before noon cycled briefly (6).

5 Concerning what? With fellow, ancient, around form of tenure (9).

9 True offer I make as penalty (10).

10 Engaged in performing silly pout (2,2).

11 This time woman's hospital department finds follower (8).

12 Put forward for example (6).

13 Desire women's institute to be quiet (4).

15 One must have a secretary as absolute boss (8).

18 Employee in reality has no stomach (8).

19 Put a hard onus on team leader with question (4).

21 A fin down south, entering exam (6).

23 Forget your sorrows with this - the penne recipe (8).

25 Mode of transport to bar (4).

26 This sitter, foolishly, is most in need of drink (10).

27 Oarsman comes back in container, rather stressed (8).

28 Poem by knight, interrupting one in street (6).

Down

2 Distinctly call for judo without boundaries (5).

3 Discharge from tissue during serious unrest (5,4).

4 Took risks with English in being made less cold? (6).

5 Innovative motor unfinished in time, as scientists see it (6,9).

6 Refinement of European, say, breaking weapon (8).

7 Gorgeous girls one leaves for some of the day (5).

8 Guilt is old generation, discarding daughter, being habitually contentious (9).

14 Beloved woman next to a Roman one turning up (9).

16 A strained state spoken of with consideration (9).

17 Steps abstainer follows with round shoe (8).

20 Contractions in manuscript on health resorts (6).

22 Hail that should be soothing (5).

24 Intensely dislike hiding son in hurry (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,112

Across: 1 Abidance; 5 Flashy; 8 Revitalise; 9 Mash; 10 Correspondence; 11 Theists; 13 Vagrant; 15 Abysmal; 18 Adenoid; 21 Vanishing point; 22 Flat; 23 Unassuming; 24 Degree; 25 Paddlers.

Down: 1 Apricot; 2 Inversely; 3 Artless; 4 Caliphs; 5 Fieldhand; 6 Almoner; 7 Has-been; 12 Transmute; 14 Aborigine; 16 Bivalve; 17 Senator; 18 Amnesia; 19 Expound; 20 Dotages.

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