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Cryptic crossword 15 October 2012

We apologise that a truncated set of clues was printed with the cryptic crossword on page 21 of the printed edition of i today. The full set appear below.


1     Playful tot said to have gone to end of bridge? (8)

5    Inattentive? Not the French when it comes to fondling (6)

9    Every member on the floor in a game? (3,5)

10  More off reading? (6)

11   Walking country that could be tricky for older hikers, say (9,5)

13   Clothes department with external loo (8)

15   Numbers taking drug may become agitated (5)

17   Periodical – one that’s old is used for squashing that insect (5)

19   Vegetarian cooking set meals (8)

21   Government advisers keep cups and saucers here? (7,7)

24   As much as you can carry? That’s ‘urting (6)

25   Drink brings freedom – hesitation is lost (8)

26   Destiny is encountered after luck’s ending (6)

27   Persuade by cajolery – devious lie given (8)



1     Vigorously attack a fool (4)

2     Welsh town getting eggs from foreign country (7)

3    Son having a joint – source of distress (5)

4    Ships mythical sea creatures sing in (11)

6    Act on lead that’s unreliable – evidence only this? (9)

7     Foreign character with peculiar nose and lip (7)

8    Threatening relation outside home (8)

12   Ruler seen coming up in the distance – man who follows African religion? (11)

14   Member of secret fraternity grabs you in public hall (4,5)

16   Use of hand signals to show approval of food (8)

18   Goddess as shown by paintings is enthralling them (7)

20  Pretended to have a word with party leader? (7)

22   One judge seen to be furious (5)

23    Stake one has in important event (4)

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