Sunday 15 September 2019

cryptic crossword no 1,179

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Across

1 Many times, say, treat Eire badly (9).

6 Starting-point for graduates exists... (5).

9 ... to make love with hair curled back for us! (7).

10 Top-class drugs agent got back link at first to do with skull (7).

11 When god of Rome turns back to English, hide (5).

12 Decisive step, caught in New York harshness (9).

13 If pirate is grotesque, have a drink for starters (8).

15 Superficially study runner with money (4).

19 Irrational quantity taking us back way (4).

20 Some software with ability to listen came along (8).

23 A scale put to work, say, like peas in a pod (9).

24 Unhealthily yearn to examine critically with another? (5).

26 Manual I edit on mineral (7).

27 Uninspired steps taken without sign of hesitation (7).

28 Gather for exercise around meadow (5).

29 Trick making beds the bee's knees! (9).

Down

1 Others sat awkwardly as current regulators (9).

2 For example, am I coming up for the picture? (5).

3 New stereo in club initially is for select few only (8).

4 Puzzle angry parasite, it's said (8).

5 Replay before involving corporal or sergeant (6).

6 Liquor made from part of grain and some colorant (6).

7 Orator loses energy outside pub - one's brought up to fill with wind

(9).

8 Attempt at humour, maybe, around beginners (5).

14 Rerun tape out of sync to hold spellbound (9).

16 Mrs made it essentially central to the flow (9).

17 Mimic holds vegetables for one wishing to avoid quarrel (8).

18 Nice nest contrived in ignorance (8).

21 Amusingly odd in capacity of primary teacher around one (6).

22 Make trouble for rising girl - she's the first (6).

23 Affected around husband, one's the best (5).

25 In contest headless climber wins gin cocktail (5).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,178

Across: 1 Fated; 4 Tea chests; 9 Non-profit; 10 Naive; 11 Intend; 12 Eggshell; 14 Housepaint; 16 Swap; 19 Sore; 20 Mensurable; 22 Unformed; 23 Hansom; 26 Unlit; 27 Truculent; 28 Led astray; 29 Emend.

Down: 1 Fanlights; 2 Tenet; 3 Deranged; 4 Tofu; 5 Antagonise; 6 Honest; 7 Spider web; 8 Swell; 13 Pace-setter; 15 Unruffled; 17 Preempted; 18 Armature; 21 Gratis; 22 Usual; 24 Sieve; 25 Busy.

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