Tuesday 24 April 2018

cryptic crossword no 1,139

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Across

1 Right coach transforms traditional building feature (6,4).

6 Willing to remain passively feminine (4).

9 What is not consumed is looming budgetary failures (10).

10 A pool - nothing more (4).

12 Returning people find love personified (4).

13 Stormy swimmer accommodates posh fellow for nothing (9).

15 Ponder endlessly past mistake cutting tree (8).

16 Disgrace brought finally in letter from Athens (6).

18 Hotel tea brewed without conditioning (6).

20 Wayward, according to the poem... (8).

23 ... comparable to USA on goal difference (9).

24 Job is to initially question... (4).

26 ...head of state keeping week-end jar (4).

27 Way to charm away military exercise? (5,5).

28 Indicate disapproval of posh short skirt (4).

29 Local sportsmen playing nubile yobs (4,2,4).

Down

1 Develop into good fight (4).

2 Are HTML reviews just so much hot air? (7).

3 No recruits in violent revolt (12).

4 Opening for mimic with true outrage (8).

5 Plants journalist in vehicles (6).

7 Green danger to shipping (7).

8 Smuggler once who's economic liberal (4,6).

11 Valium in mitt is chewed as food supplement (12).

14 Doubtful about live Batman production (10).

17 Virtual locations we attack by mouth, including section with sons (8).

19 Immediate family members are in residence (7).

21 Call art so rare back in part near the nose (7).

22 Decorative style starts to roll on with endless drink (6).

25 Quiet old English trainer, maybe (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,138

Across: 1 Scrub; 4 Recapping; 9 Light year; 10 Accra; 11 Press conference; 12 Townee; 14 Jeremiad; 17 Emissary; 19 Assert; 22 Anthropocentric; 24 Anima; 25 Homunculi; 26 Overeaten; 27 Midge.

Down: 1 Saltpetre; 2 Rogue; 3 Batiste; 4 Reebok; 5 Carefree; 6 Prairie; 7 Incentive; 8 Grate; 13 Waistline; 15 Detective; 16 Drop-shot; 18 Surface; 20 Synonym; 21 Acumen; 22 Alamo; 23 Round.

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