Mungo’s Crossword N030

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Cryptic Clues


1. Poison vapour, mire covers retreating renegades; hang back! (7,3)

6. Coppers soft intersection (4)

8. Very big ring in Greek island makes preservative (8)

9. Swallow Ray (6)

10. Silly video lacks energy for a poet (4)

11. Gossip has two stories about abstainer (10)

12. No limits when the man in the green jacket emerged (4-5)

14. Keats devoured fish (5)

17. Heard, noticed – acted (5)

19. German award makes press mad (4,5)

22. Mislaid seaside toy – don’t get upset! (4,4,2)

23. Good man, unknown, has energy to boil! (4)

24. Italian port produces short sleep before rancid oil (6)

25. Charge after one short demise: thought forming! (8)

26. Root has rhythm, we hear (4)

27. Oliver, Tatum, Ben – the great legend (4,6)


1. Euro, Nabarlek and Setonix, among others (9)

2. Queen caught in fence crossing – still spotless! (7)

3. Settling with 1 down, perhaps, over confidence trick (8)

4. Predators seeing opportunities in economic downturn, despite groaners rebelling (5,10)

5. Yes, Italian measure is a figure (6)

6. Nurse holds back Grenville in Pinter play (9)

7. Talent and French cooking aid (7)

13. Gran takes turn at milk producer (5-4)

15. New Yorker, it’s said, gives directions about flower, river. (9)

16. After two articles they object to a religious ban (8)

18. Take risqué dare after tea, but it’s only a game (7)

20. Very big time opulent bird (7)

21. Hi, Stack, quipped Hamlet, greeting a long-dead friend (6)

Quick Clues


1. Deadly weapon from World War 1 (7,3)

6. Point, intersection of curves (4)

8. Tarry oil used as preservative (8)

9. Small swallow (6)

10. Roman poet (4)

11. Sneak, gossip (10)

12. Undefined, without limits (4-5)

14. Large flat fish (5)

17. View, division of a play (5)

19. German award for bravery (4,5)

22. Admonition not to get too excited (4,4,2)

23. Swelling near the eye (4)

24. Southern Italian port city (6)

25. Process of thought formation (8)

26. Root vegetable (4)

27. Legendary British monarch (4,6)


1. Literally large feet: kangaroos, wallabies etc (9)

2. Aseptic, barren (7)

3. Perching for the night (8)

4. Disastrous economic downturn which began in 1929 (5,10 )

5. Figure of speech usually including words “like” or “as” (6)

6. Building supervisor and maintenance worker (9)

7. Flat pan used for frying (7)

13. Horned domestic beast kept for milking (5-4)

15. Person living on Atlantic seaboard of United States (9)

16. Religious curse, excommunication (8)

18. Parlour game in which words must be guessed from mime (7)

20. African flightless bird (7)

21. Hamlet’s old jester (6)


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