Sunday 22 July 2018

cryptic crossword no 1,140

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Across

1 One is active quietly before bed (6).

4 Province expels shabby leader, one with gold hidden below the surface (8).

10 Mark interrupts staff getting safe for consumers (7).

11 Large amount in fire, near-perfect (7).

12 Dance - masculine style - is inconvenience (10).

13 Row gets to become threadbare (4).

15 One journalist after another keeping pieces polished (7).

17 Aristo holding jar is a bore (4-3).

19 Sources of danger quietly removed by incantations (7).

21 Some give author money for this vital production (7).

23 Little pet - male - in shoe (4).

24 Syllabus fudged supper cost (10).

27 See! I reel, distracted by siren (7).

28 In fact, Left Liberal turns to right for statistician (7).

29 In thin pastry I fasten islander (8).

30 Reject attempt to turn tree outside back into shrub (6).

Down

1 Vain hope channelled onto many sheets of paper (4-5).

2 One entertains with tastier cooking (7).

3 New order by me - one for embellishment (10).

5 Hold out in trench as a final resort (4-5).

6 Eat away and so on with husband (4).

7 Deduce number with horror (7).

8 Communicate concerning ballad (5).

9 Controlling situation around lake border (4).

14 Twisted reply I turn in a salacious manner (10).

16 Interfered with dieters on giving up (9).

18 Louche manner where competitors get choice (9).

20 Gala remuneration keeps turning up as figurative symbol (7).

22 Scapegoat unpopular actors (7).

23 Toss up about a rice dish (5).

25 Practise fighting for mineral (4).

26 It's a mistake to knock back lager (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,139

Across: 1 Gothic arch; 6 Lief; 9 Overspends; 10 Mere; 12 Amor; 13 Turbulent; 15 Mulberry; 16 Stigma; 18 Innate; 20 Perverse; 23 Analogous; 24 Task; 26 Ewer; 27 Route march; 28 Tutu; 29 Boys in blue.

Down: 1 Grow; 2 Thermal; 3 Insurrection; 4 Aperture; 5 Cedars; 7 Iceberg; 8 Free trader; 11 Multivitamin; 14 Ambivalent; 17 Websites; 19 Nearest; 21 Rostral; 22 Rococo; 25 Shoe.

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