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Monday 25 June 2018

cryptic crossword no 1,148

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Across

1 Senseless home advantage now eliminates starters (5).

4 Rebel groups capture republican quarters, say (9).

9 Lucy as she plays to old dramatist (9).

10 Warning on drink right before the sixth of August (5).

11 Reference work played badly with cocaine abuse (13).

14 Fruit sounds threatening (4).

15 Source for crop is putting toe to spade again (4,6).

18 Aristocrat managed to keep my return as fellow-citizen (10).

19 Unworthy person to be involved in such a stunt (4).

21 Napalm go-ahead is criminal in beginning and end (5,3,5).

24 Forested area produces soundly booming economy (5).

25 Got new employees to support a politically-committed journalist? (9).

27 Makes an impression on soldier among those at ease (9).

28 Gloom as daughter gets behind (5).

Down

1 Nice quay ad is free but displaying incompetence (10).

2 While entertaining daughter, get publicity material (3).

3 Aristotle finally caught in this branch of philosophy (6).

4 A number completely go around with excessive praise (9).

5 Should be navigating, though bewildered (2,3).

6 Skill shown up and down in inferior entry (8).

7 Probe too deeply even as royal is thrown out (11).

8 Fill part of weekend with energy (4).

12 Intending to be very selfish (11).

13 One assists climber or a peddler in disguise (4,6).

16 Help with music piece coming up is determining what's wrong (9).

17 Spin out a remedy for such social reformers (8).

20 Chicken in conflict among fish (6).

22 Auctioneer gave some in return, to be consistent (5).

23 Prison commotion (4).

26 Learner abandons sea ice for opponent (3).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,147

Across: 1 Moon-faced; 6 Allot; 9 Abstain; 10 Regatta; 11 Delve; 12 Interpose; 13 Rejected; 15 Pass; 19 Deck; 20 Fantasia; 23 Gift horse; 24 Rupee; 26 Ego trip; 27 Maiming; 28 Mitre; 29 Ranch hand.

Down: 1 Meandered; 2 Ousel; 3 Flamenco; 4 Consider; 5 Derate; 6 Augury; 7 Littorals; 8 Trace; 14 Jack Frost; 16 Scavenged; 17 Waterman; 18 Starfish; 21 Charge; 22 Draper; 23 Gleam; 25 Prima.

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