Thursday 26 April 2018

cryptic crossword no 1,134

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Across

1 Most strange liquor, with fog hiding European (8).

5 Half of faith with court surviving (6).

8 Embarrassed by mashed cafe recipe (10).

9 Push down expression of gratitude to representative (4).

10 Duly wrap broken phone for status-seeking (8,6).

11 End in torn clothing (7).

13 Cardinals come in to assess bomb (7).

15 Introduce adjudicator during walk (7).

18 Non-U Supremes perform for powerful woman (7).

21 Infection ought, before danger begins, to be disrespected (4-10).

22 Food for school head in the past (4).

23 Person in top league playing two parts? (10).

24 Recoil outside prestigious college - it's a forger's workplace! (6).

25 Annual charge with department forced open again (8).

Down

1 First half of getaway divides one who is sorry for saviour (7).

2 During that time, husband is involved in sordid trick (9).

3 Safer to navigate, now cold is gone (3-4).

4 Will not forget name for vegetable (7).

5 Go ram-raid for old audio gear (9).

6 European claw-back keeps a receiver (7).

7 Applaud fellow-member's repair (7).

12 What is unavoidable is poverty (9).

14 Go up gears, mingling social categories (3,6).

16 Take back unfinished confection consumed by old judge (7).

17 Show contempt for a learner in consequence (7).

18 Hard-to-find drug, not recorded outside America (7).

19 Guide is confused - electoral system is around plumper (7).

20 Someone's initially bewildered, having been imposed upon (7).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,133

Across: 1 Pack ice; 5 Sampler; 9 Tempi; 10 Crossbred; 11 Enigmatic; 12 Awake; 13 Bosch; 15 Baby grand; 18 Periphery; 19 Tie up; 21 Racer; 23 Provender; 25 Unspotted; 26 Specs; 27 Brewery; 28 Related.

Down: 1 Pot herb; 2 Commissar; 3 Ilium; 4 Excitable; 5 Stoic; 6 Mistaught; 7 Lorca; 8 Redhead; 14 Hyperbole; 16 Boy wonder; 17 Amendment; 18 Perturb; 20 Phrased; 22 Caste; 23 Pithy; 24 Easel.

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