Sunday 25 August 2019

cryptic crossword no 1,209

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Across

1 Not epic performance, showing favouritism (7).

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5 Acclaim for profit and loss leaders before examination (7).

9 Broke up cooking apparatus (5).

10 Some entertainment in inner personality, turning it on (9).

11 Travel arrangements make one go outside in Jurassic, maybe (9).

12 Pancake American consumes quietly (5).

13 Some wine here for good girl? (5).

15 Class leader cuts political rivals to shreds (9).

18 Characters age years right amid unclear situations (4,5).

19 Second bird not finishing hump in snow (5).

21 Deliver empty grate to top of roof (5).

23 Team in cup replay can be inflated (9).

25 One is interested in exceptional cases Stalin & Mao organised (9).

26 Indian, for one, fashioning canoe (5).

27 Sweet - with locks brushed back (7).

28 Warrant to take food back? (7).

Down

1 Young creature left away sitting inside (7).

2 Stand-in spouse, we're told, is nearby (9).

3 Subject of note guarding border (5).

4 Capable PR re-markets wild fruit (4-5).

5 Well-informed news management by climber (5).

6 Chairman's idiosyncratic ideology (9).

7 Faked knockout right during campaign (5).

8 Offers to service fire-engines (7).

14 Manage set-dancing performer's identity (5-4).

16 Took into account, relaxed about muscle (9).

17 Lethargy I spread for a great distance (5,4).

18 Swimmer keeps protection around iron evenly (7).

20 Leave parasites - nice one is absent (7).

22 Refuse to waste time around mid-March (5).

23 Manually indicate what is relevant (5).

24 Makes fast for uplands (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,208

Across: 1 Hebrides; 5 Pretty; 8 Alpenhorns; 9 Oxen; 10 Neocolonialism; 11 Squishy; 13 Shyness; 15 Hatchet; 18 Sobered; 21 Second thoughts; 22 Anti; 23 Colloquial; 24 Flatly; 25 Greenery.

Down: 1 Hyaenas; 2 Byproduct; 3 Igneous; 4 Economy; 5 Pistachio; 6 Erosion; 7 Thermos; 12 Hue and cry; 14 Earth wire; 16 Arsenal; 17 Cyclist; 18 Scholar; 19 Brusque; 20 Display.

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