Crossword Society

The Sunday Crossword No. 2985

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Across

1 Artillery in middle of sustained signal (6)

4 Vehicle fuel not properly guarded (7)

9 Small cake, favourite one with number around end of buffet (5,4)

10 Meeting in university breaking mould (5)

11 Combine to go round in circuit (4)

12 Delayed reaction appropriate after image (6,4)

14 Nun at sea? Prude, awfully old fashioned (13)

16 Vessel, great success, bearing north ahead of one with power and skill (13)

20 Be deceitful, getting into a state, causing estrangement (10)

21 Stake in card game opponent declared (4)

23 Singer back in style led appeal (5)

24 Less wide ground behind energy plant (9)

25 Doctor sure about name linked to singular lack of moisture (7)

26 Church official against endless remorse in retirement (6)

Down

1 Impossible exercises in pits with sulphur (8)

2 Excited over spicy letter with consideration of past events (15)

3 Former illustration in book with page missing (4)

4 Deer united below a ridge in Colorado (7)

5 Expressing resistance, choosing to restrict force (10)

6 Progressive, cross, embracing conflict with weak monarch (7-8)

7 Move awkwardly stored furniture (6)

8 Expression of surprise, taken in by fraud in case (6)

13 Relative cheers up over first couple of nights in country (5-5)

15 Look outside state’s borders for conciliator (8)

17 Shreds potatoes, consuming time (7)

18 Low revolutionary tied up (6)

19 Difficult to grasp a variable risk (6)

22 Mawkish material lacking depth (4)

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