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Mungo’s Crossword N021

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Cryptic Clues

ACROSS

1.  Lack of constraint at the Tropic of Cancer, perhaps (8)

5.  Remains from ancient Roman middle of the month (6)

9.  Gulf of Virginia’s south in Indian (8)

10.  Wash a shirt in Reckitt’s (6)

12. Great reversal for us with each failure in fossil fuel (13)

15. Poison vine covers alternative banned import (5)

16. Plundering, one state follows irrational traitor (9)

17. Hybrid calf slaughtered in a hurry (4-5)

19. Unemotional type, one found in backward resting places (5)

20. Old wrong charges about leading standover men (13)

22. Thousand consumed gold dessert (6)

23. Look after pheasant, perhaps – what you’re doing now! (4,4)

25. Excessively bright. Like a fish (6)

26. Prepares mentally – we hear Bill higher! (6,2)

DOWN

1.  A thousand Blairs rise in Scottish ponds; love laughs at them (10)

2.  They lose unknown article (3)

3.  Charles follows breast of drink-server (3,4)

4.  Sit around old city after record chant creating some agitation (12)

6.  Look after cove around boy with sex appeal (4,3)

7.  Betray two roods (11)

8.  Grade semen (4)

11. Rogue boss and two individuals make up middle classes (12)

13. Cannibal, purple in old song (6,5)

14. Support about fifty – female record! But there’s one in every family (5,5)

18. Chopper to snub girl (7)

19. Business agent covers nothing in the month between new moons (7)

21. A legendary barbaric invader is on tenterhooks (4)

24. Carrier of burdens, a ship (3)

 

Quick Clues

ACROSS

1.  Parallel defining north-south position (8)

5.  Dwells, stays (6)

9.  Chasm, huge crack (8)

10. Wash, especially for religious purposes (6)

12. Gigantic, enormous (13)

15. Elephant’s tusk (5)

16. Like a sea robber (9)

17. Of mixed blood (4-5)

19. Adherent of Zeno’s philosophy (5)

20. Blackmailers, those running a protection racket (13)

22. French cake (6)

23. Puzzle, riddle (4,4)

25. Vulgarly bright (6)

26. Gives a pep talk, like a coach before a game (6,2)

DOWN

1.  Tradesmen concerned with security devices (10)

2.  Definite article (3)

3.  Platform for delivering cups of Earl Grey (3,4)

4.  Perturbation, loss of self possession (12)

6.  Look after infants (4,3)

7.  Treacherously change course of action (11)

8.  Sow, impregnate (4)

11. Middle classes, from the French (12)

13. The song says one-eyed, one-horned, flying and purple (6,5)

14. Sable merino (5,5)

18. Pirate’s sword (7)

19. Relating to church council (7)

21. In a state of eager desire (4)

24. American bottom (3)

 

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