Wednesday 21 August 2019

cryptic crossword no 1,210

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Across

1 Bumptious Britain getting red in spots? (5).

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4 Given new vigour, get amorous in the long grass (9).

9 Bringing together for comparison at a light meal (9).

10 Inside info concerning artistic style (5).

11 Close up again, as authentic, holding easy odds (6).

12 Under pressure to give back sweets (8).

14 Light to indicate critical moment on court (5-5).

16 Old French painter's comeback is incomplete (4).

19 Old man, representative of Wet tendency? (4).

20 Generous landlord's communication that's given wide circulation (4,6).

22 Finding enjoyment in following the track (8).

23 Infected after a short month in charge (6).

26 Spirit of one receiving signal in broadcast (5).

27 Toy sphere assembled as if by magical command (3-6).

28 Parking adjudicator was wrong, but is given promotion (9).

29 Non-professional keeping rights is exemplar of happiness (5).

Down

1 Artificially stiffened journalist follows two beastly males (9).

2 Images of a world by bad luck without this leader (5).

3 Source of trouble making teacher suffer... (8).

4 ... endlessly regretting devastation (4).

5 Delicate adjustment of excellent cask with fancy gin (4-6).

6 Garden tool one gets into as more up-to-the-minute (6).

7 Suggestion to keep down expression of sadness for wisdom after the event (9).

8 Great fear about interrupting parent (5).

13 Might Western character intimidate pugilist? (10).

15 Delay part-timer with no increase in remuneration (9).

17 Look here for awful Conservative leader and party member? (9).

18 Intellectual brother is involved in corn (8).

21 Very into steel construction that's urbane (6).

22 Ability to reach good file (5).

24 Riot control weapon draws words of gratitude and of hesitation (5).

25 Empty part of week ends oddly, affected by stain (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,209

Across: 1 Nepotic; 5 Plaudit; 9 Stove; 10 Animation; 11 Itinerary; 12 Crepe; 13 Glass; 15 Particles; 18 Grey areas; 19 Mogul; 21 Ridge; 23 Pneumatic; 25 Anomalist; 26 Ocean; 27 Dessert; 28 Deserve.

Down: 1 Nesting; 2 Proximate; 3 Theme; 4 Crab-apple; 5 Privy; 6 Anarchism; 7 Drive; 8 Tenders; 14 Stage name; 16 Respected; 17 Light year; 18 Gurnard; 20 Licence; 22 Dross; 23 Point; 24 Moors.

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