Saturday 21 September 2019

cryptic crossword no 1,177

¤0.60 per sms received. SP Phonovation, PO Box 6, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Helpline 0818 217100

Across

1 Unconvincing state of bewilderment in broadcast - but never on Sunday! (8).

9 Vehicle eager to carry sick ringing tune (8).

10 Hurry along to quiet home (4).

11 Off to endemic chaos in sequence of collapses (6,6).

13 Lauren has a fit of nerves (6).

14 Mindful, have another go at period of austerity (8).

15 Assembly of miasmal religion (7).

16 One for hoisting firm to lay off internally (7).

20 Musical piece with name in outsize continent (8).

22 Money doctor holds back everything and nothing (6).

23 One causes storm with centre of Athy in disfavour (12).

25 Mournful verse endlessly rejected as kind of square (4).

26 Mother at home, mother on way - it's what sails depend on (8).

27 End Sudan upheaval for part of desert (4,4).

Down

2 Collectable items record long time around border (8).

3 School of more agreeable fish - catch coming up (12).

4 Top-class smiler vague on distance (8).

5 Landscape viewed while listening on Eastern railway (7).

6 Intimate runs into hateful one (6).

7 Heading away from Oslo, start to eat astringent fruit (4).

8 A student problem not made explicit (8).

12 Having consumed enough, fly away, sharp and mature (5-7).

15 Biography to give out about for all one's years (8).

17 It's sex-associated, though no danger in circulation (8).

18 Opposition to progress of chemical activity (8).

19 Charms, by degrees, to beds (7).

21 Be aware of ancient wisdom, though dither on decision (6).

24 Military force can turn up by university (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,176

Across: 1 Vacant; 4 Jamaican; 10 Clamour; 11 Seaside; 12 Lacklustre; 13 Taps; 15 Aerosol; 17 Neglect; 18 Emptily; 21 Erratic; 23 Mage; 24 Pincushion; 27 Tableau; 28 Prosaic; 29 Flypaper; 30 Astral.

Down: 1 Vacillate; 2 Chaucer; 3 Neoclassic; 5 Assurance; 6 Agar; 7 Coinage; 8 Needs; 9 Iris; 14 Aggressors; 16 Lay-figure; 18 Technical; 20 Pageboy; 22 Thin air; 23 Motif; 25 Copy; 26 Feta.

The Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword Book, containing 60 crosswords, is available for €8.50, including postage. Call (01)8335305 or email glenbower@iol.ie

Sunday Independent

Editors Choice

Also in Entertainment

Back to top