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Monday 18 December 2017

cryptic crossword no 988

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Across

1 In good form around five, get cut in two (5).

4 Religious professional holds a deputy to be of poorest quality (9).

9 One in a row far away, about turning up (9).

10 Go back with radio enthusiast to script (5).

11 Walking circles in the rear (5).

12 Key member depressed at retreat (9).

13 Restricted cover protecting pitiable little one (7).

15 Maturity of state of mind about a new husband (7).

18 Card game acts as an impairment (7).

20 Continue with disturbing behaviour (5-2).

21 One adept at intrigue with favourite warplane (9).

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

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

26 Class where crabs are upsetting sauce cart (9).

27 One millet recipe that is soothing (9).

28 Magnificent size of paper (5).

Down

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

2 See fool within, making rope-work? (5).

3 Cut eaters' grotesque belches (9).

4 Managed to interrupt politically correct journalist and swaggered (7).

5 The element of humility endlessly exercised (7).

6 A square out of shape? (5).

7 Go the only way for investigation of races (9).

8 Athenian on stage can grab a little time (5).

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

16 Neither festival draws strong wind (3-6).

17 A clan held extraordinary space for a social (9).

19 That's the revolutionary diplomat! (7).

20 Beat piece of electrical equipment (7).

21 Children may be subject of controversy (5).

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

24 Spiteful leader goes with constant desire (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 987

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

Down: 1 Diametric; 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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