Thursday 22 August 2019

cryptic crossword no 1,195

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Across

1 Give a name to snitcher on the move (8).

5 Mostly silent drama circle return as sensitive tree (6).

8 Could be so terminal, going wrong for these show people (4,6).

9 Overshadow ladies, perhaps, getting warm at last (4).

10 Business investigation may harm racketeers (6,8).

11 Earnest from then on, left-winger drops down (7).

13 Horrific, as taxi crashes into horse (7).

15 Head of state lacking official papers is here (7).

18 Feisty gal has workers around dogs (7).

21 Useless to provide service gratis (4-3-7).

22 Facts provide a little on return (4).

23 Play poorly, where writer demands special attention (10).

24 A flash that's sudden or more prolonged (6).

25 Least among youngsters that is troubled initially (8).

Down

1 Around chimney, studies number lists (7).

2 Travel by horse or nag again in border waterway (3,6).

3 Drunk on the premises? Hah! (2,5).

4 Melt liquid on European hardwood (3,4).

5 Female teacher instructed to act well, or not (9).

6 Old lady with lasso has no time for disease (7).

7 More cunning, ditch male dummy (7).

12 Uncork flu variety for spell of good fortune (3,2,4).

14 Warlike ring that is holding firms in (9).

16 Fury rises at teacher exercising authority (7).

17 Wise one has hill in safe-keeping (7).

18 Solvent has been deployed around branch of Buddhism (7).

19 Sinatra arrangement for one with skill (7).

20 Piece of Orange Order gets men (7).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,194

Across: 1 Erratic; 5 Rush off; 9 Bagel; 10 Explosion; 11 Oestrogen; 12 Conga; 13 Larch; 15 Masterful; 18 Pursuance; 19 Girth; 21 Aisle; 23 Saddlebag; 25 Emphasise; 26 Avail; 27 Up-and-up; 28 Leander.

Down: 1 Embroil; 2 Registrar; 3 Tiler; 4 Clergyman; 5 Ripen; 6 Scotch egg; 7 Onion; 8 Fan mail; 14 Housemaid; 16 Speedwell; 17 Firebrand; 18 Plateau; 20 Haggler; 22 Sepia; 23 Skimp; 24 Llama.

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