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Mungo’s Crossword N023

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Cryptic Clues

ACROSS

1. Chopped salmon, fowl and fruit – that’s mad! (1,3,4,2,5)

9. Heroic first course cut short – still the focal point (9)

10. Mother holds a note – hot stuff! (5)

11. Owing money for a broken tin bed (2,4)

12. Haggard, allow it can be run or thrown down! (8)

13. Rogue artist’s state (6)

15. Counter without number includes politician – a clever counter! (8)

18. Tropical foliage plant with (Latin) a boy setter thrown in (8)

19. Bury the tree man with an old doctor (6)

21. Independent senator has a rare gas about acidity (8)

23. Narrow, small characteristic (6)

26. Open shirt after balls (5)

27. Rambling speech to equip mother for the part (9)

28. Flabby thirteens are mad, like 1 across (4,2,3,6)

DOWN

1. Workshop dined and left, that’s right (7)

2. Epic from 151 in the year of our Lord (5)

3. Bit above the waterline costs nothing for food and lodging (9)

4. Report of stolen instrument (4)

5. Drama on the hill – send for the girl in charge of 15 across! (8)

6. To Germaine’s delight, they gained victory over the Middle East! (5)

7. Take an opera, or let it go to pieces (9)

8. Spanish man consumes French pastry as an hors d’oeuvre (7)

14. Tired out covering advance, but still beaming (9)

16. Make your way in, and babble about the electronic web (9)

17. Tyrant of the motor pool? (8)

18. Rooster’s rake, they say – a conceited dandy (7)

20. Power source for 28 across? (7)

22. Little singer of the 60s (5)

24. Unsympathetic, a backward idiot (5)

25. Thus ascends Shrek (4)

Quick Clues

ACROSS

1. What a really confused person is as mad as (1,3,4,2,5)

9. Point of origin of an earthquake (9)

10. Molten rock (5)

11. Owing money, obligated (2,4)

12. Glove thrown as a challenge (8)

13. Villain, scamp (6)

15. Electronic calculator (8)

18. Tropical foliage plant, often seen indoors (8)

19. Bury, inter (6)

21. Independent senator Nick (8)

23. Narrow passage of water (6)

26. Frank, open (5)

27. Long rambling speech, usually incomprehensible (9)

28. Another proverbially crazy gathering of wildlife (4,2,3,6)

DOWN

1. Painter’s studio or workshop (7)

2. Epic poem by Homer (50)

3. Part of boat showing between deck and surface of water (9)

4. Old stringed instrument (4)

5. Skilled worker, machinist (8)

6. The fair sex (5)

7. Opera by Giuseppe Verdi (9)

8. Beginner, one who sets off a race (7)

14. Magnificent, radiant (9)

16. Pierce, force entry to (9)

17. Tyrant, sole ruler (8)

18. Posturing dandy (7)

20. Portable source of electric power (7)

22. 60s pop singer, Little ….. (5)

24. Withdrawn, standoffish (5)

25. Monster, goblin (4)

 

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