Sunday, 24 March 2013

Cryptic 004 "Next Move"

Time for my next Cryptic Crossword puzzle, I hope you enjoy it.

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Banquo

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ACROSS

1. Completed borehole? Congratulations (4.4)
6. Writer kept very quiet pet (6)
9. Cunning about switch (6)
10. Coppers put extreme brute force into geezer making vegetable (8)
11. Neutered, say, by tool (5)
12. Band leader is radical, alien and first to take drugs (9)
14. One Direction featured in current EP (4)
16. Man moulded in clay for religious post (10)
18. Before huge final, a good game about extreme soldiers makes six turn violent (10)
19. Brave gamble (4)
20. Language from a disorderly ska fair; ultimate rastifarian seen inside (9)
22. Question a sailor from arab country (5)
25. Picture of man on a girl (4,4)
26. Middle eastern sailor, found with one in bow (6)
27. Rascal going extreme after tainted drug (3,3)
28. Under-promoted? (8)
DOWN

2. Degenerating heart; monitor internal insolence and wrongdoing (9)
3. Dwelt with backward rogue (5)
4. Monster found in bog reeds (4)
5. Ejaculation stain! (11,4)
6. Untruths about a group of insects, say (4,2,4)
7. Current queen in resting within heart of spa with girl mollycoddling (9)
8. Escape Eastern plane clutching first of children (5)
13. Sport glaze covering well cooked steak (3,7)
15. Tissue, from body painting leading lady, I kept within safe (9)
17. Hostile wrecked active mob (9)
21. Flower girl (5)
23. Inundated Austria with money after leader lost (5)
24. Skinhead seen within a zionist camp (4)