Sunday 22 September 2019

cryptic crossword no 1,201

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Across

1 Troublesome command to yours truly (9).

6 Second youngster gets clear away (3,2).

9 Fashionably tied, coming our way (7).

10 God minds nearly all round with enthusiasm (7).

11 A time to arrest low-down spy (5).

12 Treasure hunter collects older Ming (4,5).

13 Securing doctor, getting out of danger (8).

15 Man, say, wrongly advised to ignore borders (4).

19 Shrewd striker keeping time (4).

20 With mountains just so, it's time for dinosaurs (8).

23 Confine favoured Luas development to narrow strip of territory (9).

24 River - one in Russia's countryside (5).

26 Weather system by empty city is an exact copy (7).

27 Busy making witticism with point in conclusion (7).

28 Swiss hero unknown on popular entertainment (5).

29 Another nut tried to catch fish, but it's all sorted out (9).

Down

1 Cabra doctor chases exotic crib - it's collectible (4-1-4).

2 Second fit is black (5).

3 Inclined to believe the football union league leaders embracing decay (8).

4 Poor move in from the margin, capturing conscript on rise (9).

5 Greedily eat glue constituents without snoring comically (6).

6 Unwholesome atmosphere brought about by girl's mother (6).

7 Assessment favouring spiritual knowledge (9).

8 Model that's outsize during exercise class, right? (5).

14 Devilish trouble with canal silt (9).

16 Lad ceased jumping, having climbed over with ladders (9).

17 Start to become a nuisance at capital (8).

18 Flavouring makes old salt groan again (8).

21 Stand-offish in darkest north? (6).

22 Suitor captures old city for government agency (6).

23 Ancient Scot kept old loop (5).

25 Drink up like a king (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,200

Across: 1 Invest; 4 Bungalow; 10 Cast-off; 11 Bushman; 12 Moratorium; 13 Dace; 15 Endowed; 17 Debtors; 19 Threads; 21 Diecast; 23 Cant; 24 Cultivator; 27 Bookend; 28 Bengali; 29 Ninepins; 30 Retype.

Down: 1 Incumbent; 2 Visored; 3 Sportswear; 5 Unbounded; 6 Gust; 7 Lumbago; 8 Wince; 9 Afar; 14 Observance; 16 Disburden; 18 Saturnine; 20 Run down; 22 Actuary; 23 Cabin; 25 Tuba; 26 Seep.

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