Sport

Sunday 25 August 2019

cryptic crossword no 1,123

¤0.60 per sms received. SP Phonovation, PO Box 6, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Helpline 0818 217100

Across

1 Wise ruler by reputation, for one, early in the week (7).

5 Advanced researcher on staff with medic (7).

9 Joint urban rail system - one's linked with Arrow (5).

10 Passionate, excited region I quit, belligerent (9).

11 That drier spinning is of inferior quality (5,4).

12 Praise for old tax finally being cut (5).

13 Cleaner maidens delight (5).

15 Romantic flight involves work - in a small amount (9).

18 Clasp journalistic Lothario? (5,4).

19 Interval of freedom from most of policy in party (5).

21 Top people get slimmer's version of drug (5).

23 Sausage giving zest to each willing one (9).

25 Tear up ties and nautical bonds (4,5).

26 Elegant seconds - what may be desired (5).

27 Sporting cry may add up to a bit of a laugh (5,2).

28 Growing frame returns unwell, breaking uneasy rest (7).

Down

1 Infected, catching cold? I doubt it (7).

2 Oil ancient instrument broken by angry Carib (9).

3 Called like a beast - a beast held by physician (5).

4 Fresh herb and books for retailer (9).

5 Funds are clean, society included (5).

6 High with drug - a female out of hearing (5,4).

7 Really appreciate attractive quality of figure (5).

8 Set time for head adornment (7).

14 Versatile opener to dominate little island (6,3).

16 Working with initial payment, lodged in bank (2,7).

17 I tailored new leader (9).

18 Such a clown to let bulwark decay (7).

20 Conscript without energy, quiet like Japanese companions (7).

22 Desirable admission by trader (5).

23 Slide into river - that's very popular (5).

24 Make certain to lose right result (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,122

Across: 1 Tsetse fly; 6 Gleam; 9 Sidecar; 10 Wherein; 11 Evoke; 12 Hesitates; 14 Mat; 15 Mortarboard; 17 Steamroller; 19 Rid; 20 Irish stew; 22 Astir; 24 Evident; 26 Ability; 27 Theta; 28 Gold medal.

Down: 1 Taste; 2 Endmost; 3 Soccer mom; 4 Furthermost; 5 Yaw; 6 Greet; 7 Electra; 8 Manysided; 13 Swallowtail; 14 Misdirect; 16 Barbarism; 18 Edifice; 19 Retried; 21 Hyena; 23 Royal; 25 Tug.

The Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword Book, containing 60 crosswords, is available for €8.00, including postage. Call (01)8335305 or email glenbower@iol.ie

Sunday Independent

The Left Wing: The 'hell' of World Cup training camp, Ireland's half-back dilemma and All Blacks uncertainty

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport