Friday 18 October 2019

cryptic crossword no 1,218

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Across

1 Be in time for seizure (5).

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4 Belittle idea - grasp reform (9).

9 Make a speech about one tipple, and be creative (9).

10 Wines amaze, first to last (5).

11 Prove wrong as adjudicator, daintily pleasing, loses head (6).

12 Entirety reworked for time without end (8).

14 Canoe damaged by racing conditions? Not this seaworthy (10).

16 For each unelected leader, there's a country (4).

19 Distressed about North, work to get smooth (4).

20 Dance tune I play, clearly put (10).

22 Very inferior churchman abandons work - there's a gemstone around! (8).

23 There's interference still (6).

25 Without a communist supporter, get rather wet (5).

27 Freshly sewn, rise and stall (9).

28 Margo and Gina arranged a test for the heart (9).

29 Provoked, say, good journalist (5).

Down

1 They sing for free - rich boyos! (9).

2 If the arrangement applies, one steals (5).

3 Raising bit of a laugh with one cheat (8).

4 Youngster is up around hospital for pulse (4).

5 Revolutionary wet engines are an agreeable improvement (10).

6 Stick publicity in this location (6).

7 Part of circle strike - shock treatment for this designer (9).

8 Make an effort, as drugs state (5).

13 Illegal still, one may wander listlessly with black eye (10).

15 Honouring by returning good French fish (9).

17 Wavering police department in multi-national action (9).

18 Antipathy to staidest organisation (8).

21 Where to dine first among rising circle (6).

22 Dance for sport with graduate qualification (5).

24 Way of speaking of empty thing, pale inside (5).

25 Mystic one leaves - did a crawl, possibly (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,217

Across: 1 Legation; 5 Stater; 8 Tragicomic; 9 Racy; 10 Utilitarianism; 11 Extinct; 13 Mistral; 15 Marconi; 18 Seconds; 21 Representation; 22 Loki; 23 Scattergun; 24 Bipeds; 25 Laburnum.

Down: 1 Lettuce; 2 Gladiator; 3 Tuition; 4 Odorant; 5 Socialise; 6 Airlift; 7 Encomia; 12 Consensus; 14 Running in; 16 A priori; 17 Caprice; 18 Sinatra; 19 Chateau; 20 Synonym.

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