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CRYPTIC CROSSWORD 1434

Friday, February 09, 2018

Across:
1    Like a cousin who came back in yet again when thrown out? (5,7)
10    Old Tom first in this French group (7)
11    Dash back to gaze at very good dancer (7)
12    Flog sandpiper outside university (5)
13    The house is home to him (8)
15    Hardly a classic description of simple gas rings (10)
16    One with a furious drive to kill Jezebel? (4)
18    Leave some of the cleaning up for her (4)
20    Sell iodine extract for protection of bats (7,3)
22    Sums of money that accumulate naturally (8)
24    Down? Yes, it is here ! (5)
26    Rococo painter lends power to Perrier product (7)
27    Centre-half going into shoot-one for forest! (3-4)
28    It lets one know what makes suitable cover (7,5)

DOWN:
2    Lacking means of entry? (7)
3    A tonic it may be, a mention in dispatches (8)
4    Animal going back in the marshy grass (4)
5    A handy person to keep at one’s fingertips? (10)
6    Victory of endless truism, perhaps, shows excellent tastes ! (5)
7    Diet may be varied before sunset (7)
8    Follow lift movements with an appraising stare (4,2,3,4)
9    More than prepared to work (4-9)
14    But it's pretty honest (5,5)
17    According to compulsion, gathering free crop (8)
19    Having favourites, relatively speaking (7)
21    Careless overuse of poets' works (7)
23    Briefly a stone-breaking employee? (5)
25    Odd of us to see mysterious craft (4)

SOLUTION TO WEDNESDAY’S CRYPTIC CROSSWORD
ACROSS:
1 Maharaja, 5 Abound, 9 Tamboura, 10 Uglies, 11 Tallboys, 12 Rugose, 14 Tudor Kings, 18 Water clock, 22 Excise, 23 Oddments, 24 Epical, 25 Swilling, 26 Sign in, 27 Assaults.

DOWN: 1 Mutate, 2 Homily, 3 Rhombi, 4 Jerry-build, 6 Big bucks, 7 Unicorns, 8 Disperse, 13 Touchdowns, 15 Sweetens, 16 Stocking, 17 Frascati, 19 Imelda, 20 O'Neill, 21 Usages.

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