Friday 20 September 2019

cryptic crossword no 1,214

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Across

1 Be evasive at boundary (5).

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4 Dull serfs freed, complete in all respects (4-5).

9 One in a debate far off, without turning up (9).

10 Margaret Hyland maintains common alcohol base (5).

11 Walking circles in at the back (5).

12 College member depressed at withdrawal (9).

13 Restricted cover protecting very small amount (7).

15 Run after one overacting in return, minding new game (3-4).

18 Game in part of America, with saint for daughter (7).

20 Manage to flirt (5,2).

21 One adept at intrigue with popular pugilist (9).

23 Comment not heard by players on a team (5).

25 Food dish gives us hives - some of it (5).

26 Livelihood with expert advice after class including lobsters (9).

27 One millet recipe that is calming (9).

28 Regret about turn-around diverging from type (5).

Down

1 Conveying water by day, I lurch wildly (9).

2 Find out about last three missing from dance (5).

3 Burps disguised are cutest (9).

4 Young beast turned up with investigators, out of condition (7).

5 An element of humility, endlessly exercised (7).

6 In upcoming plot we are boringly studious one (5).

7 Go the only route to investigation of races (9).

8 Distinguished gathering where one's finally alone, endlessly (5).

14 Plan of campaign for chap, should toes be twisted (9).

16 Heaven, hopefully, from now on (9).

17 With spirit, Gerald finally goes one further for this beverage (6,3).

19 Diplomat interfering with facial hair? (7).

20 Round part of electrical equipment? (7).

21 Children are subject of controversy (5).

22 Question closely with spirit measure involving rule (5).

24 Fashionable business group not revealing identity (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,213

Across: 1 Sumps; 4 Cocked hat; 9 Appraiser; 10 Perry; 11 Eyelet; 12 Omnivore; 14 Red herring; 16 Grid; 19 Wows; 20 Cavalcades; 22 Resource; 23 Undoer; 26 Alibi; 27 Unworldly; 28 High table; 29 Owner.

Down: 1 Scarecrow; 2 Maple; 3 Sea level; 4 Cast; 5 Ceremonial; 6 Esprit; 7 Harboured; 8 Thyme; 13 Breadcrumb; 15 Downswing; 17 Destroyer; 18 Scenario; 21 Jurist; 22 Reach; 24 Olden; 25 Twee.

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