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Sunday 18 August 2019

cryptic crossword no 1,198

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Across

1 Muscle can be setting agent (6).

5 Untroubled about umpire ignoring Middle English (8).

9 Obstruct traffic but add to amenity, perhaps (6-4).

10 Contested with circle in bay (4).

11 Dogma keeps people in run-down quarters (8).

12 Severely criticise one over-acting (6).

13 Threatening to drop good north African nation (4).

15 Muster for speaking part by phone (4-4).

18 Top person - leading zealot - comes in to litigate with precipitation (8).

19 Infrequently encountered rule - a long time coming back (4).

21 I bleed on cooking foodstuff (6).

23 More repulsive, about to fall behind one from the country (8).

25 Sound out in the middle, then cancel (4).

26 Be anxious about lad we freed being depressed (5-5).

27 Maybe get different amount of online space (8).

28 One calls for substitute horse (6).

Down

2 Gradually reduce head of state with verse (5).

3 Enable wit to get fancy dining component (5,4).

4 One amid scene disturbed kinsfolk (6).

5 Precise reference to where Advent preachers went astray (7,3,5).

6 Debauched fellow - he will briefly follow with garden tool (8).

7 Discussion group involving university in criminal history (5).

8 Headless narrator keeps title for craftsperson (9).

14 Reel, perhaps, after a piece of cake - that's enough! (9).

16 Mind restraining anger at new seaweed (9).

17 I leave catering worker on route to river (8).

20 Girdle damaged aircraft (6).

22 All living in area come to AIB bash (5).

24 High point for Ireland coming up, embracing unknown (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,197

Across: 1 Ticking; 5 Biotech; 9 Preen; 10 Lights out; 11 Copyright; 12 Ochre; 13 Latin; 15 Insistent; 18 Coalfield; 19 Snoop; 21 Lever; 23 By-product; 25 Bon voyage; 26 Twine; 27 Silesia; 28 Extinct.

Down: 1 Topical; 2 Cleopatra; 3 Inner; 4 Gelignite; 5 Begot; 6 Outhouses; 7 Epoch; 8 Hutment; 14 Nefarious; 16 Side piece; 17 Elocution; 18 Celebes; 20 Patient; 22 Venal; 23 Bwana; 24 Octet.

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