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Tuesday 21 November 2017

cryptic crossword no 1,114

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Across

1 Moggy going back and forth in so detached manner (8).

9 Suppose son is off to engage in embezzlement (8).

10 Once more without a profit (4).

11 Cooking non-U pigeon fondues is taught in a simplified way (5-7).

13 Quietly humorous chaff that's headache for householder (3,3).

14 Fail to be aware of absurdity? (8).

15 Chief officer caught in summit with show-off (7).

16 Anxiety about affair (7).

20 Drink problem in Thebans I. (8).

22 Congratulations on leg you broke! (6).

23 Ancient treks re-enacted for court essential (6,6).

25 Act almost sick around adored one (4).

26 Old warship, hard and fast (8).

27 Local area network in part of Greek ocean (8).

Down

2 Cross note about party enthusiasts (8).

3 Study exact particle for tightness (12).

4 One's unsure of coasting at sea (8).

5 Writer in leaving loses head start (7).

6 Show film about American people among Poles (6).

7 Bundle of notes I take to valley (4).

8 Be at one with writer about colour (3-5).

12 Drop in military tension as one citadel collapses (2-10).

15 Ordinary worker disturbing wildflower (8).

17 About to destroy with more effort than is required (8).

18 Italian food brought from Baltic capital to Northern Ireland (8).

19 Woman also involved in gallery (7).

21 Such a fight lets US get involved (6).

24 New-age gas (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,113

Across: 1 Ramrod; 5 Freehold; 9 Forfeiture; 10 Up to; 11 Adherent; 12 Assign; 13 Wish; 15 Dictator; 18 Factotum; 19 Task; 21 Dorsal; 23 Nepenthe; 25 Rail; 26 Thirstiest; 27 Careworn; 28 Sonnet.

Down: 2 Aloud; 3 Rifle shot; 4 Deiced; 5 Fourth dimension; 6 Elegance; 7 Hours; 8 Litigious; 14 Inamorata; 16 Attention; 17 Stiletto; 20 Spasms; 22 Salve; 24 Haste.

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