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Sunday 22 July 2018

cryptic crossword no 1,138

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Across

1 Thoroughly clean low forest (5).

4 Return nicer piece of software in with good brief summing-up (9).

9 Amusing indeed, runs huge distance (5,4).

10 Part of circle about to return to African capital (5).

11 Some begin to have discussion during attendance at media event (5,10).

12 Have little support on course around one unfamiliar with countryside (6).

14 I jeer mad doctor's tale of woe (8).

17 Female has some corn outside? Yes, with state agent (8).

19 Insist upon having a lock reversed (6).

22 Lost on incorrect path, putting man in the middle of everything (15).

24 Spirit of brute cut short (5).

25 Imagined little men put 'oul chum in trouble (9).

26 Bruised a toe nerve, having indulged excessively (9).

27 Flier returning, say, to centre (5).

Down

1 Mariner has sulk about explosive (9).

2 Out-of-control rake around German capital (5).

3 At first live without fine fabric (7).

4 Bad smell overpowers another grazer (6).

5 Not worried about adjudicator lacking some energy? (8).

6 Advertising tune that is plain (7).

7 At home money I have provides encouragement (9).

8 Cause irritation right among paid-up viewers (5).

13 Desolate strip, we're told, that's part of trunk (9).

15 Branch of fiction rewritten to vet deceit (9).

16 Abandons exciting short return (4-4).

18 Expert at watersports, though not beneath the waves (7).

20 Is Missy no nymphet? To an extent - it's just the same (7).

21 Sharpness of final word restrains copper (6).

22 US monument mostly fashionable in Paris (5).

23 Broken into dust without first having a few drinks bought (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,137

Across: 1 Tidal wave; 6 Befog; 9 Expunge; 10 Clear up; 11 Ether; 12 Beekeeper; 13 Initiate; 15 Swap; 19 Hint; 20 Wisteria; 23 Headboard; 24 Evade; 26 Postage; 27 Rattier; 28 Yearn; 29 Endorsing.

Down: 1 Therewith; 2 Depth; 3 Landrail; 4 Acerbity; 5 Exceed; 6 Bremen; 7 Firepower; 8 Gaper; 14 Ionian Sea; 16 Prayer rug; 17 Hindered; 18 Attester; 21 Obtain; 22 Raceme; 23 Happy; 25 Alibi.

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