Mungo’s Crossword N025

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Cryptic Clues


1. Surprisingly unhostile anchorite – a great be-bopper in fact! (9,4)

8. Medusa not on, back for the turps (4)

9. Gegs, what a dreadful smell! (6,4)

10. Adolescent at 12, for a baker (8)

11. Senility – act to label the drug (6)

13. Part-timers have reliefs around service without the church (10)

16. Ancient letter reports bankruptcy (4)

17. Worthless cycle of dance music (4)

18. I could have sworn fuels come from canola oil producers! (10)

20. Army marks time and backtracks (6)

22. Crowd in 1.6km can’t move (8)

24. Dilapidated, had hesitation and lost blood in the city (10)

26. EEE! Relax! (4)

27. Singe, fib, stop with the queen – that’s the bird who played with 1 across! (7,6)


1. Bringer of enlightenment or one searching for a lost love? (11)

2. Composer lost of regal music (5)

3. Wrecked vessel beneath old, old city – that’s for us! (9)

4. Sings one time in the 3pm service (7)

5. Mount sow, over time (5)

6. Knock down and run – one given away by fieldsman (9)

7. A thousand, for instance; it holds a lot of 8 across! (3)

12. Senior officer over the islands – a monarch. Anyway, he makes sweeping statements (11)

14. Can be succulent, and if not born, can produce real elation (9)

15. Place in Hobart or city in Spain (9)

19. Sound about mantra, but characteristic of 9 across (7)

21. Let’s go up about a bargain (5)

23. Cheerless artist? (5)

25. Abbreviated rellie dirty but not thin (3)

Quick Clues


1. Jazz pianist, one of the founders of bebop (9,4)

8. Booze, turps (4)

9. Smelly things traditionally thrown at bad performers (6,4)

10. Unlucky number (8)

11. Senility, particularly senile affection (6)

13. Part-time soldiers (10)

16. Old symbol, often supposed to be magic (4)

17. Rubbish, nonsense (4)

18. Large yellow blooms whose seeds produce canola oil (10)

20. Foot soldiers (6)

22. Stalled, motionless (8)

24. Ramshackle, dilapidated (10)

26. Rest, relaxation (4)

27. Alto sax player nicknamed The Bird (7,6)


1. Bringer of enlightenment or one craving a lost lover (11)

2. English composer of Pomp and Circumstance (5)

3. Us, just you and me (9)

4. Speaks in a sing-song voice, usually with reverence (7)

5. Horse, mount (5)

6. Conquer, bring down (9)

7. Large container, usually of beer or wine (3)

12. One who makes broad assertions (11)

14. Plant family which includes succulents and bushes such as poinsettia (9)

15. Province and its capital city in western Spain (9)

19. Stinking, putrid (7)

21. Pinch, nick (5)

23. Desolate, cheerless (5)

25. Abbreviation for father’s brother (3)


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