CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

Herald on Sunday - - PUZZLES -

ACROSS

1. Might cite piece de­claimed and ra­tion it out (10)

6. Part of an elec­tric torch may come into flower (4)

10. When it’s ab­sorbed as much as pos­si­ble, limit of emo­tion is reached (10,5)

11. Her fa­bled ver­sion of a mixed-up an­i­mal (4-5)

12. Thread the rope through to the stew­ard (5)

13. An im­por­tant Turk has per­sonal as­sis­tant to ar­range (5)

15. As a wit, it maybe lies in store for one (6)

19. Rest, as is pos­si­ble with flow­ers (6)

20. The ras­cal will do it only per­func­to­rily (5)

23. Sculp­tor who had an­gling equip­ment at home (5)

24. Try mar­gin out when sac­ri­fic­ing one­self (9)

26. Or, man­a­cles may be used to keep one on the staff (6,9)

27. Re­move film of it, per­haps (4)

28. Be last diet worked out to show springs and neaps (4,6)

DOWN

1. Got up joint fruit of a flower (7)

2. Re­fined ac­cent shows class: gutwrench­ing, it may be (8)

3. It will beat into a sort of broth (5)

4. Get one plate pre­pared to bear name of book (5,4)

5. In the stu­dio, vo­cal­ist shows up eggshaped (5)

7. Ten in use per­haps for both boys and girls (6)

8. Bird that nipped an­other one (7)

9. Works as sur­geon in or­der to spare toe (8)

14. One not there for tea’s been turned out (8)

16. The con­fi­dence that cures NASA of it (9)

17. Sink as much as it will hold (8)

18. Got housed, mo­tor-wise (7)

21. Uses gap cre­ated by a con­stel­la­tion (7)

22. 500 silly sort of tales of happy in­no­cence (6)

24. I’d ham thrown out by Mus­lim leader (5)

25. Cas­sava for my lunch: clap al­ter­nately (5)

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