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Sunday 24 June 2018

cryptic crossword no 1,149

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Across

1 All citizens can regroup as leaders for African capital (5).

4 Might one go to Saturn - a lunatic? (9).

9 Greatly value king - one with financial responsibility (9).

10 Winning time following forest dwellers (5).

11 Troubling for cheerful pals - finding fault with one's behaviour (4-11).

12 Disbursement that's not in poem (6).

14 What might have been a calamity by girl (4-4).

17 Close in, I misuse lubricant, perhaps (8).

19 Part of abdomen, we hear, of mole (6).

22 Overladen ape met wandering where business is encouraged (11,4).

24 Old man's expression of gratitude for food (5).

25 Fully absorbed with total need to reform all round (9).

26 Out of sorts for days without a go, get nervous habit (9).

27 High point to view around small part of New England (5).

Down

1 During trial golden son gets persons who vouch (9).

2 Native Americans love to start with basket (5).

3 Dull one picks up jaunty old kingdom (7).

4 Rub out in fit that's surprisingly short (6).

5 You've had your go, as employees coming and leaving (8).

6 Incompetent assassin in army brass (7).

7 Offhand blonde, variable and fanciful (4-5).

8 Child with nearly everything is complete (5).

13 Supports for one driving on course, keeping evils off screens (9).

15 Quickly leave seat, grasping sheep parasite (9).

16 A little rest and seat breaks foot (8).

18 Old king puts persistent offender in work of art (7).

20 Refuge providing cheer behind ancient settlement (3-4).

21 Be in charge without large abbreviation of northern Gauls (6).

22 Misled about gym-work being useless (5).

23 Part of stair one gets up (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,148

Across: 1 Inane; 4 Fractions; 9 Aeschylus; 10 Alert; 11 Encyclopaedia; 14 Ugli; 15 Seed potato; 18 Countryman; 19 Hype; 21 Alpha and omega; 24 Taiga; 25 Restaffed; 27 Registers; 28 Drear.

Down: 1 Inadequacy; 2 Ads; 3 Ethics; 4 Fulsomely; 5 At sea; 6 Trapdoor; 7 Overanalyse; 8 Sate; 12 Calculating; 13 Rope ladder; 16 Diagnosis; 17 Utopians; 20 Coward; 22 Agree; 23 Stir; 26 Foe.

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