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By Jane Fitzpatrick AE

Some of the answers to this crossword are (possibly obscure) quotes from books and films. Enjoy!

Cryptic crossword No.16 by Jane Fitzpatrick AE

ACROSS

1, 13 and 15 across After a certain time, working hand has to fill fresh tank for dolphins’ adieu to planet Earth (2, 4, 3, 6, 3, 3, 3, 4)

9 Overruns vain struggles by hordes’ last few members (7)

10 Sentimental bloke swallows mixed drink (one) (7)

11 At any time, is youth leader in church losing heart completely? (5, 4)

12 Proven nuisance helps to make lack of enthusiasm (5)

13 SEE 1 ACROSS

15 SEE 1 ACROSS

18 Dance with part of the leg, understand? (7)

20 Pact to reform big cheese (3, 3)

22 Taunt leads the enemy astray so easily (5)

24 Nearly smashed for a ton by Fitzroy Firsts openers (3, 3, 3)

26 Measles originated from Euro lab (7)

27 ABC chair tense in time mix up (7)

28 Programmed events for a laugh in riotous, mostly dive cafes (6, 9)

 

DOWN

1 From second metre I was in front, and grinned (6)

2 Having no score, edit opening and end of demo jig, leaving heart motif (4, 5)

3 When interviewer feigns interest in Blyton character (5)

4 Planes raced north with gunners onboard (7)

5 Condemn popular cinematic weather report for Saigon (4, 3)

6 Heard you got into tights of fortified construction to carry out domestic work (9)

7 Artist lacking local connections (5)

8 Star’s brilliance in hustling production (8)

14  Improperly deny a bond for half of Buzz Lightyear’s sentence (3, 6)

16 Italian sweetheart Maria not a lunatic (9)

17 Obscure, eccentric coteries (8)

19 Incomplete gang takes on backward youth by force – wizard! (7)

20 Oddly, tied tartan dress trimmings into groups of four (7)

21 Prepared feast using top recipes, with something to follow (6)

23 Collection of numbers is almost all behind (5)

25 Boxer saying adios shows he isn’t responsible (5)

 

SOLUTION

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Cryptic crossword 16 solutions

 

 

ACROSS

1, 13 and 15 across SO LONG AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH   9 INVADES    10 MAUDLIN   11 EVERY INCH   12 ENNUI   13 SEE 1 ACROSS   15 SEE 1 ACROSS   18 SHINDIG   20 TOP CAT   22 TEASE   24 NOT FAR OFF   26 RUBEOLA   27 AGITATE   28 COMEDY FESTIVALS

DOWN

1 SMILED   2 LOVE EMOJI   3 NODDY   4 ARSENAL   5 DAMN HOT   6 HOUSEKEEP   7 NOLAN   8 SUNLIGHT   14  AND BEYOND   16 INAMORATA    17 ESOTERIC   19 GANDALF   20 TETRADS   21 AFTERS   23 ALBUM   25 ALIBI