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Mungo’s Crossword N022

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Cryptic Clues


1.   Tilted precariously, but about finished – sign here (6,4)

6.   Explosive smell – get a doctor (4)

10. Greek hero from Florida or thereabouts !? (7)

11. Looking after Gunga in the dynasty (7)

12. Roguish with heroin – horse – all around. Proverbially mad. (5,4)

13. Lifeless in the east, right? (5)

14. Quarry working – climbing aid needed (5)

15. The bottom, with nothing covering back account. That’s poisonous. (9)

17. Addict with Gore and stomach upset – inject hydrogen peroxide (9)

20. Palin’s quarry in a low quarter (5)

21. Sadly, a mark of fate (5)

23. Bring in a worker – it matters (9)

25. Half a sign over can – what a scene! (7)

26. Time for bats in evil turn around New Guinea (7)

27. Part for queen, and cheer (4)

28. Mad peers reign like birds of prey (10)


1.   Greek letter, a little backward but provides information … (5)

2.   …for article, or quote back; but it’s hypothetical (9)

3.   E, like Ganesha (8-6)

4.   Los Angeles’s state, a place to sing? (2,5)

5.   Book whose components will put you to sleep (5)

7.   Nothing turns bad with the gift of Athena (5)

8.   Beauty holds a gun, but it’s nothing to worry about (9)

9.   Bird killer who interrupted a wedding, we read. (7,7)

14. Offensive with good man comes in for every practical joker (9)

16. Sing about molten rock, cut off for our ancient ancestor (3-6)

18. We hear, Mr Patterson, you are on holiday … (7)

19. …and we hear police are in the woods! (7)

22. Dance around the bay, and rise up (5)

24. Ottotmans trade radium for sulphur, a feature of 3 down (5)

Quick Clues


1.   What you sign on (6,4)

6.   Clapped out car (4)

10. Greek hero, king of Athens (7)

11. Looking after, caring for (7)

12. Mad animal from Alice (5,4)

13. Lifeless, unmoving (5)

14. Spike used in mountaineering (5)

15. Relating to a poisonous metal (9)

17. Addicted to booze (9)

20. American elk (5)

21. Fate, retribution (5)

23. Of things that matter (9)

25. Picture (French) (7)

26. Period of a cricket match (7)

27. Part in a play or film (4)

28. Types of falcon (10)


1.   Piece of information, input (5)

2.   Not proven, hypothetical (9)

3.   With an animal transplant like the god Ganesh (8-6)

4.   Opera house of Milan (2,5)

5.   Digits, book of the Old Testament (7)

7.   Fruit cultivated for its oil (5)

8.   Trifle, insignificant item (9)

9.   Poem by S T Coleridge (7,7)

14. Practical joker, trickster (9)

16. First known type of homo sapiens (3-6)

18. Free time, holiday (7)

19. Woods, clump or row of trees (7)

22. Insurgent, freedom fighter (5)

24. Ivory features of 3 down (5)


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