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January 2018 Puzzles and Solutions

by Hasslethymi

Across

  • 1 Grind over diagram before you start making salsa, perhaps (12)
  • 9 Purity in no spoken meaning (9)
  • 10 King, queen and a whole set of countries get another performance (5)
  • 11 Horrifies friends working for Associated Press (6)
  • 12 Change points in broken rafter (8)
  • 13 It’s not odd to follow the Spanish team (6)
  • 15 Joints where uncle’s getting mixed up with two Ku Klux Klan members (8)
  • 17 Suitable primarily for that thing (3)
  • 18 Box for madman’s Christmas treat (8)
  • 19 One who persists in hanging around? (6)
  • 21 Seriously windy on the outskirts of Leatherhead after an uneventful start (8)
  • 23 Stuffs the last of her inside ornaments (6)
  • 26 Enthusiasm evident in riots’ ugly return (5)
  • 27 It shows stylish despot is lacking time (9)
  • 28 Others having not so much head movement (12)

Down

    • 1/18 Pound missing from redesigned metallic coins - it’s a worrying global situation (7,6)
  • 2 Allow private parking to surround university (3,2)
  • 3 Dead battery found by Hospital Department A1 (9)
  • 4 Galling to lose 3-5 to another team (4)
  • 5 Deviant to live in gross accommodation (8)
  • 6 Superman, maybe? No, it’s a bird! (5)
  • 7 Paintings entirely composed with skill (8)
  • 8 Caught up in perverse ransom traps (6)
  • 14 Elton covers rock singer is to revive (8)
  • 15 Tackle last part of task with computer know-how (3)
  • 16 Number of eye problems falls (9)
  • 17 Fat little bird eats fifty at breakneck speed (4,4)
  • 18 See 1
  • 20 Once again, organises holiday accommodation (7)
  • 22 Discussed the risk to stop this ultimately returning (5)
  • 24 Wriggle endlessly to get slim (5)
  • 25 Lied about being lazy (4)

Posted in puzzles on Jan 01, 2018