Wednesday 18 September 2019

cryptic crossword no 1,175

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Across

1 Where fuel pumps are favouring European legal arenas (10).

6 Drink with yours truly at this time (4).

9 It's satisfying to have grain multiply by itself (6,4).

10 Short threatening look at boat (4).

12 Far apart, with freshwater fish (4).

13 Flying creature backs into brown seaweed family (9).

15 One draws small sailboat with hesitation (8).

16 Put an end to bed in school (6).

18 Early-day exam that's ignoring ethical standards (6).

20 A real bug sorted out? That's open to debate (8).

23 Exercise class expected soon absorbs very eager teacher (9).

24 Broad and slow learner leaves for storied ship (4).

26 Greyish-white creditor in the community (4).

27 It's affected, this ironic play (10).

28 Sports with trifles (4).

29 Modest underwear and cold drink (5-5).

Down

1 Unlikely to run and go hungry (4).

2 What is normal locally is chaos in Orient (7).

3 Sentimental stuff old partner may alter at agri-business venue (4,8).

4 Still solid do-gooders - two blokes (8).

5 Injury receiving amateur treatment - no European involved (6).

7 Rule out including right in quotation (7).

8 Loathed new cooking is generally shabby... (4-2-4).

11 ... leading to mistakes in dubious Accra cuisine (12).

14 Singular fish people in science fiction movie - that's a steep drop (10).

17 Lost relation from China, or thereabouts (8).

19 The German in Parisian airport is of good behaviour (7).

21 Appeal on returning excellent plant (7).

22 Selfishness to say nothing is male (6).

25 Prestige without borders is a pain that goes on (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,174

Across: 1 Shrub; 4 Turboprop; 9 Mendicant; 10 Tepee; 11 Self-consciously; 12 Elated; 14 Blinkers; 17 Scrape up; 18 Mouser; 22 Aversion therapy; 24 Grebe; 25 Implosion; 26 Entangled; 27 Sites.

Down: 1 Semesters; 2 Renal; 3 Brioche; 4 Trains; 5 Reticule; 6 Outworn; 7 Repossess; 8 Poesy; 13 Agreement; 15 Sprayings; 16 Tutorial; 18 Postern; 20 Onerous; 21 Stupid; 22 Angle; 23 A-list.

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