Thursday 19 September 2019

cryptic crossword no 1,172

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Across

1 Old Scot, one in examination of illustration (9).

6 Bargain beverage in savings and loan (5).

9 Late finish leads to impasse (4,3).

10 Clever clogs around Washington gets small rise (7).

11 Frenzied fellow in charge (5).

12 Breeding of a leggy one in racing (9).

13 I am interrupting yours of old for vitamin (8).

15 Throw into group of players (4).

19 Extraordinary rule going back a long time (4).

20 Broadcast empty spectacle of most recent epoch (8).

23 Go-between in vehicle finds a left-winger from the east (9).

24 Managed football club without money (5).

26 Tea on courtyard - ring out for griddle bread (7).

27 Fliers find useless person with computer controls (7).

28 Remedy for people in current era (5).

29 Working parts put some backbone into female (9).

Down

1 One notes steps of exotic deportee (married) (9).

2 Check top-notch new series of links (5).

3 Win out, swept off one's feet (8).

4 Needy conscript turns up, to get into recess (8).

5 Affection lost initially by one authority figure (6).

6 Favourite saying is "work hard with a Nationalist" (6).

7 Prepare a path for walking up, to make speech and disappear (9).

8 Money in laugh out loud fashion? (5).

14 Brighten up and so preserve food (9).

16 Come with energy in effort at betrayal (9).

17 Working acrostic related to philosophical method (8).

18 Work to infect nuptial accessories (8).

21 Go wrong with delivery task (6).

22 A great success ends early on central court (6).

23 I objectively take small volume - a major draw (5).

25 Drink keeps trooper nimble (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,171

Across: 1 Skimps; 5 Particle; 9 Consequent; 10 Pick; 11 Plumbism; 12 Tryout; 13 Scud; 15 Nurtured; 18 Pedantic; 19 Dusk; 21 Acetic; 23 Lustrous; 25 Inca; 26 Pigeonhole; 27 Toilette; 28 Extant.

Down: 2 Knoll; 3 Mass media; 4 Sequin; 5 Pneumonic plague; 6 Rotatory; 7 Imply; 8 Lecturers; 14 Crescendo; 16 Undershot; 17 Stockpot; 20 Ashore; 22 Trail; 24 Uhlan.

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