Tuesday 20 August 2019

cryptic crossword no 1,207

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Across

1 Quipster working at transport (5).

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4 Dubious of elastic PC fashion (9).

9 With skill returning, fellow gets seaweed by river - it's a battle (9).

10 Study sports organisation endlessly and dance (5).

11 Hot on wild-eyed characters, through and through (4-2-3-4).

14 Filled with dread as afternoon moisture returns (4).

15 One entertained by writer gets nothing back for medicine (10).

18 Free of disability, with skill passed on about offensive smell (4-6).

19 This being the case, turn into monster (4).

21 Puritans' emblem of shame - second bit of Lady in Red (6,7).

24 One in headwear, one following republic (5).

25 One shuns company in a concert venue with zero ceremony (9).

27 Singular, say - crazy in an arch style (9).

28 Note web structure with presumption (5).

Down

1 Removal of cash, nevertheless maintaining tie (10).

2 Turn to get a former imperial outpost (3).

3 First killer turns up with trendy vitamin (6).

4 Express sadness and walk on, as one may know the score (9).

5 Cereal growing up - that is for lofty residence (5).

6 Investigator gets shot in the arm relating to moving plates - big-time! (8).

7 Such illumination could give pleasure to learner coming in (11).

8 Earth to see before morning (4).

12 Otherwise starving eel is not going to die (11).

13 Words of affection aim to tear men apart (10).

16 One of the teeth with beginnings of internal cavity inside is just the same (9).

17 With absent supports I've become harsh (8).

20 Behave as exile (6).

22 Smallest advance interrupts in case (5).

23 So feathered one drops resistance and second husband (4).

26 Fashionable name for hotel (3).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,206

Across: 1 Backstage; 6 Goals; 9 Scrooge; 10 Tonsure; 11 Seize; 12 Extremist; 14 Add; 15 Instantiate; 17 Silly season; 19 Sit; 20 Confessor; 22 Plant; 24 Asinine; 26 Beeline; 27 Eagle; 28 Redesigns.

Down: 1 Bases; 2 Curried; 3 Stone lily; 4 Agelessness; 5 Eat; 6 Genie; 7 Alumina; 8 Sweatiest; 13 Transcribed; 14 Associate; 16 Tone poems; 18 Landing; 19 Sparing; 21 Elite; 23 Tress; 25 Ear.

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