Sunday 19 August 2018

cryptic crossword no. 1,135

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Across

1 Supple Irish father of legend holds UK honour (6).

5 Character in Greece gets fruit for rodent (8).

9 Amphibian priest with abrasive exterior? (10).

10 Wesley ends off returning otherwise (4).

11 Reformed Celtic church from several sources (8).

12 Name stranger one indicating assent (6).

13 Primate has succeeded in part of church (4).

15 Praise European bird within range (8).

18 Top-shelf novel of place of sensuous living (8).

19 Enticement to break rule (4).

21 Attack dog I'm initially nervous about (6).

23 Legal act by stupid dope in dingle (4,4).

25 Small remaining part recalls doubts (4).

26 Novelty - getting acclaim in pub (10).

27 One who tells fool about these chemists (8).

28 Poet's alcohol-free study (6).

Down

2 Patriarch is always among Christian leaders (5).

3 Make happy, keeping shiny fabric for innocent (9).

4 All that is, one leaves as property (6).

5 Would-be healers translated dustmen's dialect (7,8).

6 Withered, tiny change brings peace (8).

7 Overturn bottle top, maybe (5).

8 Poster contains unique selling point for strap (9).

14 They're widely learned on school and school subject (9).

16 Let-up at hype generating uncanny communication (9).

17 Let fly to source of warmth (4,4).

20 Drive out after female, with burning desire (6).

22 Shadow of posh male support (5).

24 Ladies and gents, you're finally free! (5)

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,134

Across: 1 Rummiest; 5 Relict; 8 Shamefaced; 9 Tamp; 10 Upwardly mobile; 11 Raiment; 13 Grenade; 15 Preface; 18 Empress; 21 Cold-shouldered; 22 Sago; 23 Individual; 24 Smithy; 25 Reprised.

Down: 1 Rescuer; 2 Meanwhile; 3 Ice-free; 4 Shallot; 5 Radiogram; 6 Latvian; 7 Commend; 12 Necessity; 14 Age groups; 16 Reclaim; 17 Fallout; 18 Elusive; 19 Pudgier; 20 Saddled.

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