Wednesday 19 September 2018

cryptic crossword no 1,147

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Across

1 Second on dial with diamonds, looking round (4-5).

6 Parcel out for a charge in return (5).

9 Don't vote for a black tinge (7).

10 Perhaps a tart gets cooked around sports festival (7).

11 Research model vets contents (5).

12 Act as mediator for invalid on respite (9).

13 Doctor jeered around court is spurned (8).

15 Exceed basic qualification (4).

19 Adorn and knock to the ground (4).

20 Musical piece enthusiast takes first to Eastern parts (8).

23 Present for dubious foresight (4,5).

24 Regret holding exercise class for money (5).

26 Attention-seeking act, say, to return rent (3,4).

27 Married with intention of causing injury (7).

28 Joint that's initially stuck in mud (5).

29 Sped with church assistance for farm worker (5,4).

Down

1 Wandered listlessly after unworthy action about Republican (9).

2 Bird pest from first to last (5).

3 Deceive once again after dance (8).

4 Regard as fairly placed in credit (8).

5 Deter a criminal free from taxation (6).

6 Portent in gold, with fellow right to interrupt (6).

7 Seaside areas where tortillas are cooked (9).

8 Track down just a little (5).

14 Knave with distant manner is winter personified (4,5).

16 Lawyer retaliated by recycling (9).

17 Pale, having a limited period in boater (8).

18 Bottom feeder with brilliant angle (8).

21 Rush to attack debt (6).

22 One in business as medical mimic? (6).

23 Brief appearance in genetically modified pasture (5).

25 First send old man round the edge (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,146

Across: 1 Magpie; 5 Part-time; 9 Diacritics; 10 Urge; 11 Wish list; 12 Outact; 13 User; 15 Dispatch; 18 Water-ski; 19 Apex; 21 Dulcet; 23 Commerce; 25 Aqua; 26 Rhinoceros; 27 Cossacks; 28 System.

Down: 2 Alibi; 2 Packhorse; 4 Elicit; 5 Printed circuits; 6 Response; 7 Taunt; 8 Megacycle; 14 Status quo; 16 Awareness; 17 Esoteric; 20 Emboss; 22 Chaos; 24 Clove.

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