Irish Daily Mail

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

No 16,640

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ACROSS

1 Record back complaint? (7,4) 9 Everlastin­g, timeless, unethical (7) 10 Display old hard part I brought in (7) 11 Several periods are withdrawn (3) 12 Relish first of condiments they mixed with one in Paris (7) 13 Ring round vessel during the day (7) 14 Left European current coins there (3) 15 Religious teacher and a couple of bishops in Rhode Island (5) 17 Devoured repast (beans) at regular intervals (5) 18 Fashion steps, by the sound of it (5) 20 Dash about in capital ceaselessl­y (5) 22 Popular king’s writing material (3) 24 Following pressure, decree different lead (7) 25 I’m tall, educated, English and unrivalled (3-4) 26 Cut top off grass or bristle (3) 27 Mail leaving remote station? (7) 28 Dance presented outside lacking restraint (7) 29 Average beer refreshed hard worker (5,6)

DOWN

1 Cryptic clue for university where locals meet? (9,6) 2 NASA probe sailor (7) 3 A cry rose in passage (5) 4 Drill team potentiall­y, using this? (9) 5 Initially it’s futile keeping hotel with no outside help (2-5) 6 Case big church hiding current member of government (7,8) 7 Some relief is calculated, subject to revenue (6) 8 Scarf, new, obtained illegally (6) 16 Tower guard’s not a vegetarian, it seems (9) 18 Ship at sea about to transfer fluid (6) 19 Poet’s soon, say, enthrallin­g loner in distress (7) 21 Oral examinatio­n permitted over in ME city (3,4) 23 Look up Queen’s zoo employee (6) 25 Point of view that may be obtuse (5)

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