Tuesday 20 August 2019

cryptic crossword no 1,199

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

Across

1 Ordinary in name, treated at first with suspicion (5).

4 Intelligence agencies exist to hold in control and act improperly (9).

8 Slum baron is dreadfully backward (9).

10 Parking in employment? Time for disruption (5).

11 Make possible to be lean again (6).

12 Throw away nozzle metal covering in this way (8).

14 Good fortune favouring stripey fashion (10).

16 Thanks business for snack (4).

19 City in hearing range (4).

20 Esteemed one in the news complained a lot (10).

22 Murky illumination for dandies taking in fashion (3,5).

23 Diamond figures contrived to rob him (6).

26 Beast gets earthenware's contents (5).

27 Another litre, OK? - holding me for a distance (9).

28 Can anyone cure exasperation? (9).

29 Make inattentive mistake about drug, producing swellings (5).

Down

1 Paint producing infection (9).

2 Support, after expression of doubt, shadow (5).

3 Author may be nasty on the internet, and work with energy (8).

4 Self-obsession, perhaps, in online idea undergoing change (4).

5 New fleets appear outside, creating confidence (4-6).

6 Look mostly to depart, in fairness (6).

7 Help little worker as co-worker (9).

8 Whipped, with topping and consumed (5).

13 For penalties prod nationalist, not concealing one's opinions (4-6).

15 Fruit's running short - add tuna salad for forest dweller (5-4).

17 Sundials, maybe, for these veterans (3-6).

18 Ham and prune stew for this ancestor (3-5).

21 More or less knowing about melody (6).

22 Fill our day, losing seconds with plant collection (5).

24 Softened sound of note in mire (5).

25 Solitary, forgetting name for plant (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,198

Across: 1 Pectin; 5 Carefree; 9 Double-park; 10 Roan; 11 Tenement; 12 Hammer; 13 Mali; 15 Roll-call; 18 Suzerain; 19 Rare; 21 Edible; 23 Villager; 25 Undo; 26 World-weary; 27 Megabyte; 28 Ringer.

Down: 2 Erode; 3 Table wine; 4 Nieces; 5 Chapter and verse; 6 Rakehell; 7 Forum; 8 Enameller; 14 Abundance; 16 Carrageen; 17 Waterway; 20 Glider; 22 Biota; 24 Eyrie.

The Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword Book, containing 60 crosswords, is available for €8.50, including postage. Call (01)8335305 or email glenbower@iol.ie

Sunday Independent

The Throw-In: Tipp throw off the shackles while Kilkenny’s soul-searching begins

In association with Bord Gáis Energy

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport