Sunday, 2 April 2017

The Sunday Crossword, Sunday 02 Apr 2017


ACROSS
1   Pamphlet lacking right sensitivity (4) TACT TrACT
3   Pro, present before noon, excused (8) FORGIVEN {FOR}{GIVE}{N}
10 Enduring ring receiving private backing (9) PERENNIAL {PE{INNER<=}AL}
11 Drama about time beginning for convict in nick (5) NOTCH {NO{T}{Co...t}H}
12 Film in city following line of people (9,6) CROCODILE DUNDEE {CROCODILE} {DUNDEE}
13 French wine consumed by composer feeling sorrow (8) GRIEVING {GRIE{VIN}G}
14 Allow appeal after wave (6) PERMIT {PERM}{IT}
16 Environmentalists in meagre ensemble (6) GREENS [T]
17 Resistance during ritual shaken by new test (5,3) TRIAL RUN {TRIAL {R}U*}{N}
20 Wife pounds clothing in huge pails, badly short of energy and detergent (7-2,6) WASHING-UP LIQUID {W}{IN+HUGe+PAILS}*{QUID}
23 Projection? Hard to cut rent (5) THORN {T{H}ORN}
24 Clear about proportion in campaign (9) OPERATION {OPE{RATIO}N}
25 Thankful to take cover, lying back in grass (8) RELIEVED {RE{VEIL<=}ED}
26 Feather mostly purple (4) PLUM PLUMe

DOWN
1   One caught after leading question (5) TOPIC {TOP}{1}{C}
2   Lifting mask, in essence, is damaging (9) CORROSIVE {COR{VISOR<=}E}
4   Idea from sleuth, breaking bulb (7) OPINION {O{PI}NION}
5   Favourable record written up before retreat (6) GOLDEN {LOG<=}{DEN}
6   Summarise, in change of tune, vital funding for new business (7,7) VENTURE CAPITAL {RE CAP} in {TUNE+VITAL}*
7   Famous piece of music with depth (5) NOTED {NOTE}{D}
8   Strange place occupied by nuns in alliance with Capone? (14) UNCONVENTIONAL {UN{CONVENT}ION}{AL}
9   Endanger number, supporting spoliation of earth (8) THREATEN {EARTH}*{TEN}
13 Measure of power mostly absent in performance, dry (8) GIGAWATT {GIG}{AWAy}{TT}
15 Spymaster with cruel air, terribly volatile (9) MERCURIAL {M}{CRUEL+AIR}*
18 Satisfied agent with tons in shelter (7) REPLETE {REP}{LE{T}E}
19 Disregard good number seized by rage (6) IGNORE {I{G}{NO}RE}
21 Search, getting bad-tempered, catching cold (5) SCOUR {S{C}OUR}
22 Material dug up (5) DENIM <=

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