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Monday 19 August 2019

cryptic crossword no 1,202

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Across

1 Eastern church reference work is followed slavishly (6).

5 Scare those on the conservative side into morass (8).

9 Environmentalist with hitch at growing facility (5,5).

10 Similar to a family (4).

11 Worried about robot present with daughter (8).

12 Courageously oppose animal crossing river (6).

13 Food in the context of umami (4).

15 First person in story sped back with traitor, getting gold (8).

18 Incredulity at fine blue cuckoo (8).

19 Route to follow to survive defeat (4).

21 Petitions vocally for commendation (6).

23 Frustrated, the daughter nurses skin blemish (8).

25 Fellow's back around hospital for Asian food (4).

26 Change for the better at a Moliere play (10).

27 Notice not so much that's pure (8).

28 Guarantee on two points? Certainly! (6).

Down

2 Caught legendary ship with the goods on board (5).

3 Put part of legislature in session - all are welcome! (4,5).

4 Point a way for one with weakened understanding (6).

5 Conventional Americans become loudly thundering oafs (8,7).

6 Heartless imam gets fresh bribes for drink (8).

7 Gag on political conspiracy (5).

8 Noise off about failure in discharges (9).

14 'Perish Now' ­- novel title (9).

16 Scent base for Orange conscripts getting right in (9).

17 Competent on new elite art (8).

20 Wonder about shortened incline for some time (6).

22 Detached little place, currently tenanted (5).

24 Variety of fruit consumed in hesitation (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,201

Across: 1 Besetting; 6 Mop up; 9 Inbound; 10 Zealous; 11 Agent; 12 Gold miner; 13 Rescuing; 15 Isle; 19 Cute; 20 Jurassic; 23 Peninsula; 24 Rural; 26 Cyclone; 27 Engaged; 28 Telly; 29 Untangled.

Down: 1 Bric-a-brac; 2 Sable; 3 Trustful; 4 Indigent; 5 Guzzle; 6 Miasma; 7 Prognosis; 8 Poser; 14 Satanical; 16 Escaladed; 17 Budapest; 18 Tarragon; 21 Snooty; 22 Bureau; 23 Picot; 25 Regal.

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