Tuesday 20 August 2019

cryptic crossword no 1,205

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Across

1 Money down to see The Man in Black (4,4).

9 Match - a sequel I arranged (8).

10 Conflict may begin to get somewhat heated (4).

11 Put too many in place for new Pope at Louvre (12).

13 Mark of prestige for jazz fan trapping revolutionary (6).

14 Nothing provided in the island for wood preservative (8).

15 In pub urge on positive response to destitution (7).

16 Red lawyer frolicking later (7).

20 Witty chat concerning role with empty episode (8).

22 Negotiate getting herb less singular (6).

23 Contribution for underwriting? (12).

25 Music that's representative around establishment artists (4).

26 Leave auto for repair - nothing's missing, but find what it's worth (8).

27 Bats' grotesque stratagem is difficult to understand (8).

Down

2 Companion secures dramatic end to chess game (8).

3 Artists hog my ground for fodder constituent (7,5).

4 Contents of dances torment old-timer (8).

5 As a female badger non-party European with mild expletive outside (7).

6 Calumny of childish moulding (3,3).

7 Note about rock mineral (4).

8 Fierce outburst about European border (8).

12 Peripheral learner trips badly (5,7).

15 Fliers' nourishment a trifling thing? (8).

17 Hypercritical officer promises to pay (8).

18 Look at Galway's top girl with monocle (8).

19 Ingrained, with Ted away out in the ocean (4-3).

21 Headwear for traditional leader of the city (6).

24 Talk freely of second-rate area of research (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no 1,204

Across: 1 Scowl; 4 Cash point; 9 Harmonica; 10 Latex; 11 Dissatisfaction; 12 Lairds; 14 Missouri; 17 Severity; 19 Adorer; 22 Wishful thinking; 24 Label; 25 Anecdotal; 26 Overspend; 27 Dower.

Down: 1 Schedules; 2 Ogres; 3 Leopard; 4 Critic; 5 Scarf-pin; 6 Polices; 7 Intriguer; 8 Toxin; 13 Invisible; 15 Irregular; 16 Stellate; 18 Ruffles; 20 Denuded; 21 Thread; 22 Wilco; 23 In tow.

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