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Thursday 19 September 2019

cryptic crossword no 1,204

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Across

1 Barge left with threatening expression (5).

4 Automatic teller lets chaps into building (4,5).

9 Instrument has bit of a laugh with republican girl (9).

10 Negligent note in milky fluid (5).

11 It's as awkward interrupting underworld troublemakers, creating irritation (15).

12 Chaps maintain one right for landowners (6).

14 State of intelligence department's bitter one (8).

17 Harshness as cardinals come upon truth (8).

19 Ardent fan roared in excitement (6).

22 Unreasonable expectation by eager slim man on board (7,8).

24 Mark with line first murder victim (5).

25 Act on lead pollution - so the story goes (9).

26 Splash out on some cricket with writer and daughter (9).

27 Marital property for performer around first of wives (5).

Down

1 Programmes new chess duels (9).

2 Trolls score own goal concerning soprano (5).

3 Big cat gets fat, absorbing European work (7).

4 One assesses short cot with nervous movement (6).

5 Science fiction about vehicle quietly at home with ornamental tie (5-3).

6 Maintains order with set of principles I abandoned (7).

7 Conniver popularly more accurate keeping conscript up (9).

8 Poison footballers interrupting heavyweight (5).

13 I bin Elvis remix that can't be seen (9).

15 Crooked paramilitaries hold pistol up, right? (9).

16 Coming out from a point, let's return after hours (8).

18 Trump, with the French, grows rough (7).

20 Without natural cover, turned up mousy-looking in action (7).

21 Thin line of earth tumbling down (7).

22 Endless determination with business indicating readiness to comply (5).

23 At one's side, enthused by women's leader (2,3).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,203

Across: 1 Mantis; 5 Gold rush; 9 Campaigner; 10 Dark; 11 Belabour; 12 Abrupt; 13 Epic; 15 Landlord; 18 Mournful; 19 Bane; 21 La-di-da; 23 Corridor; 25 Dais; 26 Inimitable; 27 Pentagon; 28 Estate.

Down: 2 Adage; 3 Tap-dancer; 4 Suitor; 5 General election; 6 Lorraine; 7 Rider; 8 Scrap iron; 14 Propagate; 16 Lubricant; 17 Effacing; 20 Ursine; 22 Inset; 24 Owlet.

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