Khaleej Times - City Times

Cryptic Crossword

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SOLUTION

ACROSS: 6 Over estimation. 9 Embryo. 10 Heighten. 11 Intruder. 13 Tariff. 15 Medici. 17 Preach. 19 Adding. 20 Deputise. 22 Gladioli. 24 Agenda. 26 Escape velocity.

DOWN: 1 Command modules. 2 Jeer. 3 Reload. 4 Embitter. 5 Etch. 7 T -shirt. 8 One of these days. 12 Radii. 14 Roast. 16 Cognomen. 18 Advice. 21 Pharos. 23 Dial. 25 Emit.

ACROSS:

1 Inferior fighter returns blow (8)

5 Tax relief is calculated to some extent (6)

9 I feel bad boarding large boat that’s defunct (8)

10 Manage to grate Edam OK (4,2)

12 Ring five papers for old poet (4)

13 Confrontat­ional aspect of good service in court (4-2-4)

15 Deceive about final awkward chat (13)

19 Insane Broadmoor tout means to travel by sea (8,5)

23 Unintentio­nal stress on a line I’d introduced (10)

25 Arab leader features in the Mirror (4)

28 Hang around Loire, somehow putting in time (6)

29 Exciting time playing a fiddle with Yankee (5,3)

30 Demisemiqu­aver’s start and finish (6)

31 Kitchen gadget, say, strange item in possession of Greek (3,5)

DOWN:

1 Good acting wins a couple of litres? More than twice that (6)

2 Muslim lawman’s plain clothes ( 5)

3 Count in fact loses heart (4)

4 Tropical root idiot kept in sparkling wine (7)

6 Insect maturing and going off primarily (5)

7 Rebuild a vehicle ultimately for knight (9)

8 Ladies maybe noticed daughter’s unfinished detail (5,3)

11 A uniform part of South America (4)

14 Join forces gathering data (4)

15 Religious Q&A schematic after Reformatio­n (9)

16 Pit bottom (3)

17 Odd characters abandon tax rates for creative activities (4)

18 Inappropri­ately named ‘cold ales’ brewed (2-6)

20 British leave border strip for bowling (4)

21 Import each number in China (7)

22 Perhaps collect Republican settler outside (6)

24 Doctor’s going round, say, grounds (5)

26 Woman politely married first man (5)

27 Scheme 16 (4)

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