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Sunday 18 November 2018

cryptic crossword no 1,136

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Across

1 Beats around quarry for swimmers (8).

9 Queen has unending faith about murder victim (8).

10 Slight lack of clarity in speech (4).

11 Premeditation in heart of criminal should follow (12).

13 Having such connections, where to lie on internet? (6).

14 Aiming for a cure, call again about yours truly (8).

15 Resounding call for vegetable and fish (7).

16 This time come into line direct (7).

20 Self-serving actions where effort initially produced tears (3,5).

22 Oblique way to hold one of five (6).

23 Does one switch drinks, dishonest in business? (5,7)

25 Plaything brought back to Eire's leading isle (4).

26 Assistant with annual value as a begetter (8).

27 Formal composition I restate afresh (8).

Down

2 Everyone present of normal intelligence (3,5).

3 Put out abrupt male or stroller (12).

4 Inspire to put in blacker type (8).

5 Weapon for team member (7).

6 Come to understand contents of a Thomist's mind (6).

7 Swallow up favourable publicity (4).

8 It's risque, we're told - unending longing for sea creature (8).

12 Implicit meaning of water hazard (12).

15 Exercises, in attendance briefly with drinks (5-3).

17 Give way in terrible European quarrel (8).

18 High-flown ingredients soon sour (8).

19 Such violence sat ill around Biblical ruler (7).

21 At home, refer to goad (6).

24 Reverse, therefore, for monster (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,135

Across: 1 Limber; 5 Musquash; 9 Salamander; 10 Else; 11 Eclectic; 12 Nodder; 13 Apse; 15 Latitude; 18 Fleshpot; 19 Lure; 21 Impugn; 23 Deed poll; 25 Stub; 26 Innovation; 27 Assayers; 28 Dryden.

Down: 2 Isaac; 3 Blameless; 4 Realty; 5 Medical students; 6 Serenity; 7 Upend; 8 Suspender; 14 Polymaths; 16 Telepathy; 17 Open fire; 20 Fervid; 22 Umbra; 24 Loose.

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