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Thursday 22 February 2018

cryptic crossword no 1,121

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Across

1 Grub of similar variety (5).

4 Conceals rowers lacking leader during these times at sea (4,5).

9 Angered at abuse of canine (5,4).

10 Song about a list, one line missing (5).

11 Lose interest in retaining doctor of sound quality (6).

12 Billed university for one - that's implicit, though not stated (8).

14 Single sporting venue left in, still youthful-looking (10).

16 Express disapproval of fellow's son (4).

19 Substantial quality in the main text (4).

20 Competing somewhere, no matter what happens! (2,3,5).

22 Enterprise in series prominently features joint (8).

23 Country matures with customs (6).

26 Fearsome one getting first into row (5).

27 I am briefly all the rage, with musical comeback formed after a model (9).

28 A failure of management (9).

29 Tiny piece of spicy pork (5).

Down

1 Gentle swell is source of illumination (9).

2 Discharge fellow with drink outside (5).

3 One powerful medication for space-traveller (8).

4 Vehicle of little value, heading off (4).

5 Inside knowledge concerning heads of vegetables (5,5).

6 Business leader not coy demanding reform (6).

7 Dreadful to evict doctor under EU law (9).

8 In this way cover is substantial (5).

13 Water sport involves being evasive about wayward din (4-6).

15 Missed shot with fish type of lens (4-5).

17 Drunkard with very large top, if one may use that expression (2,2,5).

18 Old people a sniper's dispersed (8).

21 Wrongly takes ruin of Iraq to be in American postal service (6).

22 Proceed with vigour to quarrel (3-2).

24 Unyielding European follows dirt (5).

25 Clever talker entertaining liberal will become feeble (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,120

Across: 1 Calash; 4 Archaism; 10 Lecture; 11 Mullein; 12 Nonmembers; 13 Hers; 15 Acceded; 17 Nosegay; 19 Strauss; 21 Taffeta; 23 Root; 24 Clapped-out; 27 Hebraic; 28 Edifice; 29 Baseless; 30 Patent.

Down: 1 Colonials; 2 Laconic; 3 Stupendous; 5 Rembrandt; 6 Holy; 7 Iceberg; 8 Manes; 9 Verb; 14 Asafoetida; 16 Displaces; 18 Yeastiest; 20 Rhombus; 22 Emotive; 23 Rehab; 25 Pier; 26 Mall.

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