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CRYPTIC CROSSWORD 1397

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Across:
1    Support the clergy in making a scene (4,5)
6    Melancholy feller in one of the Rimsky-Korsakov operas (5)
9    Radon not in turmoil (5)
10    Precise person has to make a list (9)
11    As one adored by retailers, Posh sadly takes a break with Chip (10)
12    Quickly read second novel by Kipling (4)
14    Recall Cinders in variety (7)
15    What writer in haste does? Moves slowly aboard ship! (7)
17    And grooved as well probably? (7)
19    They secure superior items for ladies (7)
20    Prepare to fire at bird (4)
22    Mild temperament of man with broken lenses (10)
25    Let down with a set of small type (5-4)
26    Lines dedicated to Greek theatre (5)
27    When indisposed, one gets out of these classes (5)
28    How a woman wishes her husband would find a job? (9)

DOWN:
1    Joins many in cans (5)
2    Gets the drift when ready to sew . . . (7,2)
3    Catching toucans (10)
4    Unacceptable charge to deliver goods (7)
5    Solitary people see motorway cutting through county (7)
6    Last form of wood? (4)
7    Starting to drain the bowling area and soak up some fluid (5)
8    Pollyanna and friends suggest ex-MP Fischer is among votes (9)
13    Had sent a letter, but expected nothing to come of it (7,3)
14    Tries clue reconstruction with such handbags (9)
16    Bloody locale not suitable for a black monk! (5-4)
18    Stubborn fellow? I'd heard otherwise (7)
19    Dinner that is stolen property? (3,4)
21    Shrink from credit (5)
23    Cheerful light shining over New York? (5)
24    The arguments in favour of salaried sportsmen (4)

SOLUTION TO MONDAY’S CRYPTIC CROSSWORD
ACROSS:
1 Broadloom, 6 Watch, 9 Reflect, 10 Leaping, 11 Decided, 12 Grouser, 13 Serengeti, 15 Senna, 16 Oldie, 19 High wires, 22 Tally-ho, 23 Stood on, 25 Ghedini, 26 Righter, 27 Satan, 28 Night-work.   

DOWN: 1 Bored, 2 Officer, 3 Dresden, 4 Opted, 5 Maligning, 6 Weapons, 7 Tries on, 8 Highroads, 13 Shortages, 14 Ethiopian, 17 Dullest, 18 Elysian, 20 Wrought, 21 Ridotto, 23 Shrug, 24 Norsk.

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