Friday 15 November 2019

cryptic crossword no 973

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Across

1 Attack vegetable, including salt at first (5).

4 Romantic Ireland interrupts outmoded one with a perching habit (9).

8 Real idiot forced to press opinion (9).

10 Regularly suing court without abridgement (5).

11 Make it possible to be lean again (6).

12 Discard aircraft metal covering in this way (8).

14 Is property ground for affluence? (10).

16 Pop round for rail (4).

19 Capital in hearing range (4).

20 One in the news complained a lot, but had fun (10).

22 Warning signals for dandies taking in fashion (3,5).

23 Diamond shapes contrive to rob him (6).

26 Beast gets contents of ceramics (5).

27 Another litre, OK? - holding me for the distance (9).

28 Can anyone cure such irritation? (9).

29 Makes an inattentive mistake about drug, producing swellings (5).

Down

1 This farmer will sustain energy in drink (9).

2 Oriental destroyer is into sushi varieties (5).

3 Author may indulge in drink, holding some bread (8).

4 Proper power over the border (4).

5 New fleets appear outside, building confidence (4-6).

6 Look mostly to depart, in fairness (6).

7 Home tax worker gets non-stop (9).

8 Whipped, beheaded and consumed (5).

13 Talking uninhibitedly of penalties, press forward number (4-6).

15 Fruit's running short - take tuna salad to forest dweller (5-4).

17 Sundials, perhaps, for these veterans (3-6).

18 Ham and prune stew for ancient primate (3-5).

21 Reasonably knowing about melody (6).

22 Fill our day, oddly with collection of plants (5).

24 Softened sound of note in mire (5).

25 Solitary, forgetting name for plant (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 972

Across: 1 Pectin; 5 Carefree; 9 Double-park; 10 Roan; 11 Tenement; 12 Hammer; 13 Mali; 15 Roll-call; 18 Suzerain; 19 Rare; 21 Edible; 23 Villager; 25 Undo; 26 World-weary; 27 Megabyte; 28 Ringer.

Down: 2 Erode; 3 Table wine; 4 Nieces; 5 Chapter and verse; 6 Rakehell; 7 Forum; 8 Enameller; 14 Abundance; 16 Carrageen; 17 Waterway; 20 Slider; 22 Biota; 24 Eyrie.

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