CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

NO 1,121

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - - PUZZLES -

For to­day’s so­lu­tions, text CLUE fol­lowed by the clue (eg: ‘CLUE 1 Down’) to 53307

Across 1 Grub of sim­i­lar va­ri­ety (5). 4 Con­ceals row­ers lack­ing leader dur­ing these times at sea (4,5). 9 An­gered at abuse of ca­nine (5,4). 10 Song about a list, one line miss­ing (5). 11 Lose in­ter­est in re­tain­ing doc­tor of sound qual­ity (6). 12 Billed univer­sity for one — that’s im­plicit, though not stated (8). 14 Sin­gle sport­ing venue left in, still youth­ful-look­ing (10). 16 Ex­press dis­ap­proval of fel­low’s son (4). 19 Sub­stan­tial qual­ity in the main text (4). 20 Com­pet­ing some­where, no mat­ter what hap­pens! (2,3,5). 22 En­ter­prise in se­ries promi­nently fea­tures joint (8). 23 Coun­try ma­tures with cus­toms (6). 26 Fear­some one get­ting first into row (5). 27 I am briefly all the rage, with musical come­back formed

af­ter a model (9). 28 A fail­ure of man­age­ment (9). 29 Tiny piece of spicy pork (5). Down 1 Gen­tle swell is source of il­lu­mi­na­tion (9). 2 Dis­charge fel­low with drink out­side (5). 3 One pow­er­ful med­i­ca­tion for space-trav­eller (8). 4 Ve­hi­cle of lit­tle value, head­ing off (4). 5 Inside knowl­edge con­cern­ing heads of veg­eta­bles (5,5). 6 Busi­ness leader not coy de­mand­ing re­form (6). 7 Dread­ful to evict doc­tor under EU law (9). 8 In this way cover is sub­stan­tial (5). 13 Wa­ter sport in­volves be­ing eva­sive about way­ward din (4-6). 15 Missed shot with fish type of lens (4-5). 17 Drunk­ard with very large top, if one may use that ex­pres­sion (2,2,5). 18 Old peo­ple a sniper’s dis­persed (8). 21 Wrongly takes ruin of Iraq to be in Amer­i­can postal ser­vice (6). 22 Pro­ceed with vigour to quar­rel (3-2). 24 Un­yield­ing Euro­pean fol­lows dirt (5). 25 Clever talker en­ter­tain­ing lib­eral will be­come fee­ble (4). So­lu­tion to Sun­day In­de­pen­dent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,120 Across: 1 Calash; 4 Ar­chaism; 10 Lec­ture; 11 Mullein; 12 Non­mem­bers; 13 Hers; 15 Ac­ceded; 17 Nosegay; 19 Strauss; 21 Taffeta; 23 Root; 24 Clapped-out; 27 He­braic; 28 Ed­i­fice; 29 Base­less; 30 Patent. Down: 1 Colo­nials; 2 La­conic; 3 Stu­pen­dous; 5 Rem­brandt; 6 Holy; 7 Ice­berg; 8 Manes; 9 Verb; 14 Asafoetida; 16 Dis­places; 18 Yeast­i­est; 20 Rhom­bus; 22 Emo­tive; 23 Re­hab; 25 Pier; 26 Mall.

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