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Monday 14 October 2019

cryptic crossword no 1,189

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Across

1 Mess around ordinary sailboat (5).

4 Relieved to be made a fool of in speech (9).

9 Rise in money going round makes adjudicator loan it out (9).

10 Force of a blow on British weakling (5).

11 Superintend assistant barman (6).

12 Swing TD by hair for anniversary (8).

14 Not the last journalist given free rein? (10).

16 Continuing drama finally includes pensioner (4).

19 Slippery ones from first to last, besides (4).

20 Little change follows jazz fan at church, superficially attractive (10).

22 Michael C. Wild is involved in reaction (8).

23 Lay siege, nearly naked (6).

26 Institute with established artist is European (5).

27 Musicians no RC? He's traditional, at least partly (9).

28 Living things with means of communicating philosophies (9).

29 Offspring and daughter elevated first atmospheric probe (5).

Down

1 Truer cuts demolish the arrangement of parts (9).

2 Present for an assassin? (5).

3 Establishing scheme can grate initially (8).

4 Escape by mistake (4).

5 Secret of self-assurance (10).

6 Customary paths right among death-notices (6).

7 Cut cost a bit for drinks all consumed? (5,4).

8 Verse by amateur handyman about abstainer (5).

13 They isolate the cream of unruly opera stars (10).

15 Moving quickly, keeps $10,000 around at home (9).

17 Work in a crafty way to cure dry palate (3,1,5).

18 Cordiality to ring writer over monster loch (8).

21 Flyer may eat greedily a long time (6).

22 What is carried around by legendary vessel (5).

24 Consumed cake finally gets neat again (5).

25 Behaves as coolly to Saudi leaders (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,188

Across: 1 Unbiased; 9 Emigrate; 10 Cope; 11 Non-combatant; 13 Wraith; 14 Magnolia; 15 Acrylic; 16 Cue ball; 20 Strangle; 22 Maenad; 23 Landing strip; 25 Oboe; 26 Together; 27 Set-aside.

Down: 2 Neoteric; 3 Identity card; 4 Shanghai; 5 Deforms; 6 Kitbag; 7 Cava; 8 Meatball; 12 Trouble spots; 15 Absolute; 17 Upmarket; 18 Loan word; 19 Sensors; 21 Gung-ho; 24 Nigh.

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