Friday 15 November 2019

cryptic crossword no 1,171

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Across

1 Cuts corners for runners sheltering politician (6).

5 Tiny piece of novel recital follows quietly (8).

9 Learn way to capture queen, distraught as a result (9).

10 The best ground-breaker (4).

11 Doctor is surrounded by choice, for lead poisoning (8).

12 Swimmer passes around unknown test (6).

13 Move swiftly, caught in bubble (4).

15 Turn away posh leftie, as trained (8).

18 Quibbling daughter interrupts exercise class caper (8).

19 Aristocrat is short with son in the gloaming (4).

21 Expert little jerk, tart and acidic (6).

23 Bright and shining in comical US trousers (8).

25 Old American another state (4).

26 Categorize too readily flier with depression (10).

27 Carry round one free go for washing and dressing (8).

28 Surviving navigator's tool not special (6).

Down

2 Some pull on knickers to go up hill (5).

3 Mainstream communications see mother's new meds cracking up (4,5).

4 One sparkles among Ireland's equine performers (6).

5 Policemen gun up a wayward contagion (9,6).

6 Nonsense a party member has going round (8).

7 Insinuate in demonic fashion? (5).

8 The French food processors keep time for educators (9).

14 Increase in loudness of endless fuss during prayer (9).

16 Missed the runway on landing, as hunters do in training (9).

17 Shares trophy for chef's standby (8).

20 Waste mineral going off water (6).

22 Lag with evidence of passing (5).

24 Cavalryman turns up in final hunt (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,170

Across: 1 Delilah; 5 Hacksaw; 9 At sea; 10 Revulsion; 11 Philander; 12 Bench; 13 Nouns; 15 Tableland; 18 Precursor; 19 Eyrie; 21 Rigid; 23 Barefaced; 25 Summing-up; 26 Odour; 27 Stylets; 28 Satisfy.

Down: 1 Deadpan; 2 Lassitude; 3 Llama; 4 Herodotus; 5 Hover; 6 Calabrese; 7 Scion; 8 Winched; 14 Soundbite; 16 Bargraphs; 17 Atrocious; 18 Phrases; 20 Elderly; 22 Gammy; 23 Bogus; 24 Flout.

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