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Cryptic crossword

Across

1 Edit racial slurs by a writer (9).

6 Smart con-job (5).

9 One won't go far with late finish (4,3).

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

11 Some juicy nice fruit for one hard to impress (5).

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

13 Lean European around early morning gets vitamin (8).

15 Mould into group of players (4).

19 Artist giving choice of letters in sequence (4).

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20 One in conspiracy a long time gets navigator's fee (8).

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

24 Managed football club without currency (5).

26 Bread with tea – ready to repeat one? (7).

27 Fliers see contemptible person with computer controls (7).

28 People in our time improve (5).

29 Working parts put backbone into female (9).

Down

1 Stepped down and diminished with UK investigators turning up inside (9).

2 Check excellent new series of links (5).

3 Win out though defeated (8).

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

5 Affection lacking initially with one authority figure (6).

6 Motto is "work hard with a Nationalist" (6).

7 Romania at random finds woman beloved (9).

8 Course for water, like a seabird's, maybe? (5).

14 Brighten up and preserve food so (9).

16 Arrive with drug in effort at betrayal (9).

17 With such medication I cured it, loosely (8).

18 Break up to infect part of nuptial celebrations (8).

21 Go wrong with delivery task (6).

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

23 Note small volume – a major draw (5).

25 Drink keeps trooper nimble (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 943

Across 1 Hermes; 5 Embroils; 9 Consequent; 10 Arch; 11 Champion; 12 Tryout; 13 Scud; 15 Laboured; 18 Decanter; 19 Dusk; 21 Acetic; 23 Also-rans; 25 Inca; 26 Pigeonhole; 27 Toilette; 28 Extant.

Down 2 Epoch; 3 Mass media; 4 Sequin; 5 Eternal triangle; 6 Bathtubs; 7 Ovary; 8 Lecturers; 14 Crescendo; 16 Undershot; 17 Stockpot; 20 Ashore; 22 Trail; 24 Nylon.


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