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October 14th, 2019

Times Quick Cryptic 1460 by Teazel



Solving time: 10 minutes but I needed at least 1 minute to find a clue that I could solve at first glance. Once I had got going it all fell into place fairly rapidly.

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Times 27481 - Under the wether

Just the bare bones of a blog today, as I am suffering from a lurgy. This one took me around 40 minutes and has some very nice stuff. If you have queries, please ask, and the collective brain will furnish you with all you desire...

Across
1 Deliberately dodging physical activity (8)
SKIPPING - DD
5 Your compiler’s about to stay in the same place (6)
IBIDEM - BIDE in I'M
9 What may be grave for missing female singer! (8)
ACCENTOR - ACCENT [f]OR
10 Bird caught on Cornish river to the west (6)
FALCON - FAL 'west' of C ON
12 Ultimately serious desire to be fashionable (5)
SWISH - [seriou]S WISH
13 Georgian citizen holds end of rope, having great strength (9)
ATLANTEAN - [rop]E in ATLANTAN
14 Sore about Scottish town, she adopts Irish county (12)
WARWICKSHIRE - RAW reversed WICK IR in SHE
18 Dazzling brightness of quiet chap replacing one in home (12)
RESPLENDENCE - P LEN for I in RESIDENCE
21 Identification of disease in dogs is a diversion (9)
DIAGNOSIS - IN DOGS IS A*
23 Murder victim given grave at last in Poplar? (5)
ABELE - ABEL [grav]E
24 Make certain council leader is excluded from blame (6)
ENSURE - [c]ENSURE
25 Green pigment, one I delivered first in commercial vehicle (8)
VIRIDIAN - I RID I in VAN
26 Gentle 22’s offer? (6)
TENDER - TD (triple definition)
27 Unaccompanied song not all finding full of merriment (8)
GLEESOME - GLEE SOME

Down

1 Mad about first of seed being thinly scattered (6)
SPARSE - S[eed] in SPARE (angry/upset)
2 Island savings scheme penetrated by foreign character (6)
ISCHIA - CHI in ISA
3 In America, game to have drink before dance (9)
PUNCHBALL - PUNCH BALL
4 Reform I saw in modern evolutionary theory (3-9)
NEO-DARWINISM - I SAW IN MODERN*
6 In Scotland, finely dressed knight’s muscularity (5)
BRAWN - BRAW N
7 Enfeebled duke, abandoning our country, moved slowly round island (8)
DECREPIT - D[uk]E I in CREPT
8 Greek dramatist’s amble round end of green (8)
MENANDER - [gree]N in MEANDER
11 Instrument identified in general speech outside bar? (12)
GLOCKENSPIEL - LOCK (bar) in GEN SPIEL
15 Breaking ice a lot is — part of one’s lifestyle? (9)
SOCIALITE - ICE A LOT IS*
16 It’s inclined to go west, protected by allowance (8)
GRADIENT - DIE (go west, kick the bucket, shuffle off this...) in GRANT
17 Booth, for example, with Charlie and Jenny in? (8)
ASSASSIN - ASS (Charlie - figurative donkey) ASS (Jenny - echt donkey) IN
19 Breed of sheep doctor keeps in old Ireland (6)
MERINO - ERIN in MO
20 Tight-fisted type withholding pounds from girl (6)
MEANIE - ME[l]ANIE; I rode my bicycle past your window last night
22 Old railwaymen with points to look after (5)
NURSE - NUR (Sid Weighell's old lot) SE