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Cryptic crossword No 28,622


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Across

  1. 1

    State welcome includes a whiskey — first class! (6)

  2. 4

    Wife’s at home, the husband’s out and runs when it’s cold (6)

  3. 9

    Speed is 1,000 and 100 in reverse (4)

  4. 10

    Mother and boy tend to awkwardness (10)

  5. 11

    Nice lemon in tonic, mixed right inside (6)

  6. 12

    Stomach problem from avid reader’s head going hard (8)

  7. 13

    For example, woman will pack extremely ginormous cases (9)

  8. 15

    Old criminal carrying a burden (4)

  9. 16

    Recovering abstainer leaves drink (4)

  10. 17

    Outstanding independent region houses 2,000 people altogether (9)

  11. 21

    Rejecting volunteers, politician’s swamped by mock test essays (8)

  12. 22

    Missile to stun borders of Egypt (6)

  13. 24

    Unable to write 49 + 51 three times a quarter? (10)

  14. 25

    Second piece of bacon (4)

  15. 26

    Thatcher’s revolting for jailing opposition leader and the Queen (6)

  16. 27

    Get away with key? (6)

Down

  1. 1

    Suspended sentence? (7)

  2. 2

    Attendant spills first drink (5)

  3. 3

    1 + 1000 + 1000 + (7- 5): roughly, that’s huge (7)

  4. 5

    Cast iron contains note for use within the home (6)

  5. 6

    Demolish place over hard crossword? (5,4)

  6. 7

    Colour of restored building: timeless (4-3)

  7. 8

    Everybody let son and daughter cut grass on 1/11 (3,7,3)

  8. 14

    Good man and woman’s life wins heart of working campaigner against apartheid (5,4)

  9. 16

    One packaging 16 across, but not Courage? (7)

  10. 18

    Sells millions on hot streak … (7)

  11. 19

    … unlimited by 100 pound and English sentimentality (7)

  12. 20

    Each master eats pastry (6)

  13. 23

    Snake about to bite Rob to bits (5)



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