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CRYPTIC CROSSWORD 1436

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Across:
1    Portraying Capricorn when fooling about? (6,3,4)
10    Exotic type of garland -  article mostly found in a certain port (5)
11    More big oil strikes out east cause a problem (9)
12    Grease tub properly with something containing a sweetening agent (5,4)
13    Isn't bothered about a blemish (5)
14    Bath - what bus runs there? (7)
16    Or blast into a reformatory ? (7)
18    Where some Swiss live in clover, perhaps (7)
20    Expressions of praise and love in cinema tragedy (7)
22    Did this over and helped out (5)
24    A question of personal welfare (3,3,3)
26    Golden get-together around 54, being quite aged! (4-5)
27    An excessive amount of paste, perhaps (5)
28    Going by what you said (7,6)

DOWN:
2    Makes oneself fearfully small? (7)
3    He gets what's left (9)
4    Is it being in uniform that gets her mocked would you say ? (5)
5    Starts hesitating a bit; competent and may be occupied (9)
6    Obvious for being overweight (5)
7    Anyway put a note in finally ! (2,5)
8    Quality wins the form of a Swiss archer (5,4,4)
9    Violently defamed in a circular? (7,6)
15    Composer found in a red hot oven? (9)
17    Huge mount of money for an LP, perhaps? (6,3)
19    Carl, Denzel, Art all lose butts -- twice -- with a flourish (7)
21    Might just be a posh bit of London! (7)
23    Fools with pickle-worthy herbs (5)
25    Heron, for example (5)

SOLUTION TO MONDAY’S CRYPTIC CROSSWORD
ACROSS:
1 Man of straw, 6 Agin, 9 Slave trade, 10 Kent, 12 Schoolmaster, 15 Olympus, 16 Ink-pots, 17 Settled, 19 Penguin, 20 Boris Karloff, 23 Unco, 24 Velocipede, 25 Dolt, 26 Adulterous.  

DOWN: 1 Musk, 2 Noah, 3 French polish, 4 Terrors, 5 At Delhi, 7 Great mogul, 8 Not present, 11 Jack-in-office, 13 House-bound, 14 Hysterical, 18 Dead end, 19 Palm oil, 21 Veto, 22 Gets.

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