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Wednesday 18 September 2019

cryptic crossword no 1,213

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Across

1 Total afterthought on oil reservoirs (5).

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4 Tap to death battered old headgear (6,3).

9 One who values bidder chasing piece of software (9).

10 Drink for each, regularly outside (5).

11 Observe obstruction at little hole (6).

12 More vino free? I'm not fussy at table (8).

14 Diversion makes herd go wrong, doing wrong! (3,6).

16 Framework that's good to get clear of (4).

19 Greatly impresses wife with exclamations of pain (4).

20 March-pasts feature a youth catching cold in hollows underground (10).

22 Go somewhere else to get useful asset (8).

23 One ruins nothing, interrupting below (6).

26 One has bail organised beforehand, with such back-up (5).

27 Green dress dully worn (9).

28 Where college fellows sit for big health fiddle (4,5).

29 One admits having title (5).

Down

1 Raw soccer broadcast features man of straw (9).

2 Depict empty life for one in the woods (5).

3 Zero altitude for denizen of deep with another embracing victory (3,5).

4 Shed players (4).

5 Security agency trainee holds up no mere ritual act (10).

6 Cooked tripes bring on liveliness (6).

7 Abhor rude characters given sanctuary (9).

8 This gives a flavour of article about young male beginners (5).

13 Rubber mac fad finally abandoned for a little food (10).

15 Incapacitates part of military with bit of a stroke (9).

17 Warship locates ancient city in timeless wasteland (9).

18 Ancestor, I suspect, losing teeth at front, is part of plot (8).

21 Legal authority is fair, going about religious instruction (6).

22 Extent of influence concerning a place of worship (5).

24 Look back at study of a time long gone (5).

25 Most of birdsong is embarrassingly sentimental (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,212

Across: 1 Clench; 4 High spot; 10 Titters; 11 Poll tax; 12 Ameliorate; 13 Chic; 15 Satanic; 17 Orderly; 19 Sceptic; 21 Species; 23 Emit; 24 Aftertaste; 27 Housing; 28 Serried; 29 Spectate; 30 Greedy.

Down: 1 Catharsis; 2 Entreat; 3 Credit note; 5 Impetuous; 6 Help; 7 Pitcher; 8 Toxic; 9 Tsar; 14 Adventurer; 16 Cockfight; 18 Yesterday; 20 Epicure; 22 Inspire; 23 Ethos; 25 East; 26 Gist.

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