CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

Evening Times - - THE WORLD TODAY -

ACROSS

1 Long, sin­gu­lar ta­per­ing struc­ture (6)

4 A lean ap­pear­ance for dar­ling of Union­ists (8)

9 Wake up first of all, Ar­broath cen­tres ben­e­fit (6)

10 See 1 Down

12 One-off idea lost in trans­la­tion (8) 13 Holds out presents (6)

15 Noth­ing about a quick pro­tec­tion (4) 16 See 1 Down

19 See 1 Down

20 Pa­tri­ots’ guts lead­ing to Balt­hazar, Gas­par and Mel­chior, per­haps (4)

23 A year in poor hous­ing shel­ter (6)

25 Mafia char­ac­ters’ ap­pear­ance in hear­ing men­tioned in 20Ac? (4,4)

27 Lauded ab­surdly at part­ing, lauded ab­surdly! (8)

28 Use plas­tic book (6) 29 Yes­ter­day’s choice – Lib­eral and Con­ser­va­tive lie dread­fully, dis­re­gard­ing re­vivals (8)

30 Re­vers­ing lo­cal de­pres­sion punc­tur­ing bal­loon (6)

DOWN

1/21/16/19A/10 17 Dn’s 29Ac warn­ing – stupidly anoint oaf, docile types will spawn a Gove with front­men man­gling dis­torted vow­els (1,6,2,5,4,5,1,10,2,6)

2 Kelvin go­ing into proof that is against com­poser (9)

3 Caught by cam­eras, Cale­do­nian rogue (6)

5 One side re­mained yet de­parted (4)

6 No longer in jock­strap, un­pun­ished? (4,4)

7 Spey­side vil­lage part of wide­spread view­point (5)

8 Frozen body arose un­ex­pect­edly, grab­bing ves­sel (4,3)

11 Peo­ple to get in touch with when poor mum dies (7)

14 Dis­guise loan in de­posit (5,2)

17 US news­man in mur­der row broad­cast (2,1,6) 18 Cas­tle ru­ins quar­ter-hour all but o’er (8)

19 Scot­tish writer’s fu­ri­ous rage about bad act­ing (7)

21 See 1

22 Re­ar­rang­ing all the bits could be life-short­en­ing (6)

24 No prob­lem be­fore wel­come sound of midge, maybe? (3,2)

26 Takes part in pride-mo­ti­vated protest (4)

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