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Crossword No. 1613

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30 July 2021

by Brian Jefferson

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Across

1 Dress cape, edges trimmed with cultured pearl (7)

5 Concentrated to get fish, initially caught in river, released finally (7)

9 Mead drunk by people — alcoholics? (3)

10 Disclosures of ministers full of joy (11)

11 Tiddly mate can be awkward, it must be granted (10)

12 Share of money sent back? I could blow my top! (4)

14 Exotic stew left out of advertising slogan (6)

16 Father travelling around in East after gold is invested (8)

18 To exist by farming land with crops is tolerable (8)

19 Hallowed area in the borders of Switzerland (6)

22 Notice extremes of  egregious ‘piety’ (4)

23 I see MP dash around, becoming stressed (10)

26 A poem’s aim to somehow portray territory between rivers (11)

27 View to the east or west (3)

28 Hit records being included, all in retro presentation — books too (7)

29 O’Connor and Jenkins, perhaps, with time between them to kill (7)

 

Down

1 Finally conserving energy as a minimum (2,5)

2 The Spanish returning in the afternoon for a song (5)

3 Unitarian wandering south of river — one living in a romantic state (10)

4 Taxes European in jeans (6)

5 Unusual role of odd bits of Luke establishing tradition (8)

6 Newcastle perhaps where TV detective departs from the truth (4)

7 One who cuts things down has shorn tree untidily (9)

8 Dispose of plate on a road (7)

13 Strange animals, say — they live in SW Asia (10)

15 More than one upright member aims to secure job (9)

17 Climate’s terrible for climbing plant (8)

18 Fool in Devon resort may be seen in the pub (4,3)

20 Comedian ending with inane lines, being senile? (7)

21 Fake news controller is disgraced (6)

24 Guide an ox (5)

25 Scooter, failing to start, turned up in bay (4)

 

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