Mungo’s Crossword N032

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Cryptic Clues


1. Next to second rate team on radio (6)

4. Telepathy with festering sores – have a drink (8)

10. Drive back policeman, and ring, see the traveller! (5,4)

11. Penny bun – how amusing (5)

12. Confused chaps, incontinent and memory loss (7)

13. Santamaria’s agent, a very big fish (7)

14. Hostile old you holds back troops (5)

15. Knight to frequently make the cut, by report (8)

18. Pressure, or high pressure band, produces lagging (8)

20. Refuse to declare club (5)

23. Author takes the lead back holding strange book (7)

25. Act to bet on The Widow (7)

26. Animal decapitates cad (5)

27. Wake up shortly after service; firm but bitter (9)

28. Pretend to be ill and hang around after mother (8)

29. Strikes out at small parasites (6)


1. Extinct bird found in rising Alpha Cygnis. Loudly mourned (8)

2. Scorch around unknown radius, giving the needle (7)

3. Leo follows party chant, the pessimist (9)

5. Twinned dogs hug wildly, an unplanned union (7,7)

6. Resistance to poetry zero at cowboy carnival (5)

7. Sign of southern association X (7)

8. Steam engines take lid off for some of those who service them (6)

9. Correct service, and princess takes broken cover for rent – it could follow 5 down (2-5,7)

16. Spin bowler with low back finds space to move (5-4)

17. Commits, certain about territory and way back (8)

19. Piece spoken about in roundabout manner (7)

21. Vessel holds German with grain; it’s a tower of strength! (7)

22. Scoring well? Do tell! (6)

24. Knockout service in holy book (5)

Quick Clues


1. Next to, adjacent (6)

4. Type of coffee (8)

10. Legendary Italian traveller (5,4)

11. Funny, amusing (5)

12. Loss of memory (7)

13. Type of very large fish (7)

14. Adversary, foe (5)

15. Best of King Arthur’s knights (8)

18. Dish of oatmeal eaten for breakfast (8)

20. Stick, wand (5)

23. Author of Lolita (7)

25. Widow, especially of a nobleman (7)

26. Amphibious mammal (5)

27. Bitter, resentful (9)

28. Feign illness to escape work (8)

29. Strikes out, overwhelms (6)


1. Bewailed, lamented (8)

2. Hypodermic needle (7)

3. One who forecasts disaster (9)

5. Enforced marriage (7,7)

6. Contest for cowboys (5)

7. Sign of the Zodiac (7)

8. Those who lubricate (6)

9. Blameless dissolution of marriage (2-5, 7)

16. Scope, space to expand (5-4)

17. Commits, gives responsibility (8)

19. Circling around another body (7)

21. Craft used for towing bigger ships (7)

22. Give understanding (6)

24. Islam’s sacred book (5)


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