CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

NO 1,113

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Across

1 In­flex­i­ble repub­li­can be­fore noon cy­cled briefly (6). 5 Con­cern­ing what? With fel­low, an­cient, around form of ten­ure (9). 9 True of­fer I make as penalty (10). 10 En­gaged in per­form­ing silly pout (2,2). 11 This time woman’s hos­pi­tal de­part­ment finds fol­lower (8). 12 Put for­ward for ex­am­ple (6). 13 De­sire women’s in­sti­tute to be quiet (4). 15 One must have a sec­re­tary as ab­so­lute boss (8). 18 Em­ployee in re­al­ity has no stom­ach (8). 19 Put a hard onus on team leader with ques­tion (4). 21 A fin down south, en­ter­ing exam (6). 23 For­get your sor­rows with this — the penne recipe (8). 25 Mode of trans­port to bar (4). 26 This sit­ter, fool­ishly, is most in need of drink (10). 27 Oars­man comes back in con­tainer, rather stressed (8). 28 Poem by knight, in­ter­rupt­ing one in street (6).

Down

2 Dis­tinctly call for judo with­out bound­aries (5). 3 Dis­charge from tis­sue dur­ing se­ri­ous un­rest (5,4). 4 Took risks with English in be­ing made less cold? (6). 5 In­no­va­tive mo­tor un­fin­ished in time, as sci­en­tists see it (6,9). 6 Re­fine­ment of Euro­pean, say, break­ing weapon (8). 7 Gor­geous girls one leaves for some of the day (5). 8 Guilt is old gen­er­a­tion, dis­card­ing daugh­ter, be­ing ha­bit­u­ally con­tentious (9). 14 Beloved woman next to a Ro­man one turn­ing up (9). 16 A strained state spo­ken of with con­sid­er­a­tion (9). 17 Steps ab­stainer fol­lows with round shoe (8). 20 Con­trac­tions in man­u­script on health re­sorts (6). 22 Hail that should be sooth­ing (5). 24 In­tensely dis­like hid­ing son in hurry (5).

So­lu­tion to Sun­day In­de­pen­dent Cryp­tic Cross­word no. 1,112 Across: 1 Abid­ance; 5 Flashy; 8 Re­vi­talise; 9 Mash; 10 Cor­re­spon­dence; 11 Theists; 13 Va­grant; 15 Abysmal; 18 Ade­noid; 21 Van­ish­ing point; 22 Flat; 23 Unas­sum­ing; 24 De­gree; 25 Pad­dlers. Down: 1 Apri­cot; 2 In­versely; 3 Art­less; 4 Caliphs; 5 Field­hand; 6 Al­moner; 7 Has-been; 12 Trans­mute; 14 Abo­rig­ine; 16 Bi­valve; 17 Se­na­tor; 18 Am­ne­sia; 19 Ex­pound; 20 Do­tages.

The Sun­day In­de­pen­dent Cryp­tic Cross­word Book, con­tain­ing 60 cross­words, is avail­able for €8.00, in­clud­ing postage. Call (01)8335305 or email glen­bower@iol.ie

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