Wednesday 21 August 2019

cryptic crossword no 1,212

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Across

1 Hold firmly last three in debacle before Dublin music venue (6).

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4 Effects of narcotic weed is the best bit (4,4).

10 Nervous laughter at abstainer getting into rows (7).

11 Register and make heavy demands for levy (4,3).

12 Get better - abandon email and speechify! (10).

13 Fashionable informal greeting in small measure (4).

15 Malevolent brown one in pouch (7).

17 No disruption from this health worker (7).

19 One has doubts, putting endless jam around mushroom (7).

21 Money's for a particular sort of life (7).

23 Don't start to pay - give out (4).

24 What's left following consumption fate treats badly (10).

27 Bit of a laugh, employing accommodation provision (7).

28 Dies in play, interrupted by mistake, standing close together (7).

29 Sudden rush to catch shock therapy, and look on (8).

30 Avid for greater good, sounding high and thin (6).

Down

1 It's a crash out - emotional release through drama (9).

2 Earnestly ask hospital department about a temperature (7).

3 I'd not organise in isle of Greece for authorisation to get cash (6,4).

5 I'm up to sue again, being headstrong (9).

6 Assist with male record (4).

7 Jug for each, with yen inside (7).

8 Twitching around cattle is best avoided (5).

9 It is fair, every second, to be an authority (4).

14 Risk-taker coming on ancient city shows hesitation (10).

16 Prepare to shoot at struggle that's no hen party! (9).

18 Recently you once strayed into madness (9).

20 Record one French cleric, one fastidious at table (7).

22 Fill with purpose at top of church? (7).

23 General standards of those - 'last shall be first' (5).

25 There's the point in beheading brute (4).

26 Main point is way to follow enlisted one (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,211

Across: 1 Priorities; 6 Dies; 9 Acceptance; 10 Char; 12 Tier; 13 Shoveller; 15 Overused; 16 Boards; 18 Newish; 20 Passes on; 23 Authority; 24 Carp; 26 Item; 27 Mineral oil; 28 Nosy; 29 Antecedent.

Down: 1 Peat; 2 Incline; 3 Repercussion; 4 Transfer; 5 Escrow; 7 Inhaler; 8 Surprising; 11 Reconsecrate; 14 Foundation; 17 Ganymede; 19 Witness; 21 Scrooge; 22 Simian; 25 Glut.

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