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Saturday 24 August 2019

cryptic crossword no 1,208

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Across

1 Deliver shrubs around island group (8).

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5 Graceful abstainer enters quarry (6).

8 No shrapnel fragments in brass from the mountains (10).

9 Some botox enhancement is neat (4).

10 Economic dominance of cool semolina recipe (14).

11 Not all of mollusc is shrinking and pliant (7).

13 Throw cape with diffidence (7).

15 Concoct hit movie on chopper (7).

18 Down from a high, therefore take leftist stance (7).

21 Reconsideration, as exotic stud chose thong? (6,8).

22 Opposed relative on radio (4).

23 Everyday pass to see quail flying (10).

24 Move swiftly round at lake, without hesitation (6).

25 Unusual energy is about, concerning plant life (8).

Down

1 Make hay, taking up rational beasts (7).

2 With nudge, cut out an extra benefit (9).

3 Recruit turns up, new form of American, of volcanic origin (7).

4 It's business in general with no frills (7).

5 Nut involved Haiti cops (9).

6 Wearing away innards of frog amid rising clamour (7).

7 Mother's way - how to keep temperature stable (7).

12 Hullabaloo over handy cure being reviewed (3,3,3).

14 In Ireland for the Gaels, wrath erupts at current safety provision (5,4).

16 No time in arts, taking narrow way up to magazine (7).

17 Endlessly repeating series of changes - first for this traveller (7).

18 One learned from church of the sun outside (7).

19 Rubs out more than half of people in line, being short on charm (7).

20 Pals fix to be in home-craft show (7).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,207

Across: 1 Wagon; 4 Sceptical; 9 Trafalgar; 10 Conga; 11 Dyed-in-the-wool; 14 Awed; 15 Penicillin; 18 Able-bodied; 19 Ogle; 21 Scarlet letter; 24 Haiti; 25 Anchorite; 27 Segmental; 28 Tenet.

Down: 1 Withdrawal; 2 Goa; 3 Niacin; 4 Sightread; 5 Eyrie; 6 Tectonic; 7 Candlelight; 8 Loam; 12 Everlasting; 13 Endearment; 16 Identical; 17 Abrasive; 20 Deport; 22 Least; 23 Thus; 26 Inn.

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