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Friday 17 August 2018

cryptic crossword no 1,160

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Across

1 Salmon for American joint presenter is not finished (5).

4 Pale colour of penny tea (5-4).

9 Big house steward with big mood swings (5,4).

10 Take place belonging to us - grasping little measure! (5).

11 Uses edge again to keep old money for intelligent speculation (8,5).

14 For plonker, party is out of risk (4).

15 Temporary pause is not a solution (10).

18 Not occupied before politician goes round, ill-educated (10).

19 Joint once named in broadcast (4).

21 A naive US uncle hides capacity to embarrass (8,5).

24 Best-quality party member in defence (5).

25 Start out to Nigeria (9).

27 Excellent result for steep slope? (4,5).

28 Call for quiet, not in office (5).

Down

1 Epitome of firm representative with design I'm taking around University (10).

2 Pilgrimage may be bit of a laugh - just at first (3).

3 Extra levy turns up in flux at rush-hour (6).

4 Method of conducting a routine operation (9).

5 A written record keeping number together (5).

6 Unexplained matter of ladies observed with diamonds (5,3).

7 Yielding up during actual hymn (11).

8 One spun a tale? (4).

12 Gentle run-in turned out grim (11).

13 Prior worker with European Community garden on start of tour (10).

16 Doctor, be crisper to offer medication! (9).

17 Impressive, if not at present working (8).

20 Benefits mean troubles (6).

22 Nose turned up, endlessly lacking ethical focus (5).

23 Confound daughter as husband (4).

26 Zero publicity precedes commotion (3).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,159

Across: 1 Off season; 6 Comma; 9 Tootsie; 10 Equerry; 11 Apron; 12 Illusions; 13 Digestif; 15 Soda; 19 Your; 20 Timorous; 23 Gallivant; 24 Error; 26 Opinion; 27 Omicron; 28 Mogul; 29 Reimburse.

Down: 1 Outwardly; 2 Flour; 3 Easiness; 4 Specific; 5 Needle; 6 Cruise; 7 Marco Polo; 8 Abyss; 14 Gruelling; 16 Assurance; 17 Virtuosi; 18 Forelimb; 21 Filial; 22 Banner; 23 Groom; 25 Rarer.

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