The Sunday Crossword No. 3009

August 18, 2018 04:39 pm | Updated 04:39 pm IST

Across

1 Conservative in frivolous manoeuvre (6)

4 Revolutionary objections, given life, becoming persistent (8)

9 Great cricketer getting on a bit, wildly theatrical player (3,6)

11 Note odd parts of creeds intertwined (5)

12 Avoiding noise in electronic projection (7)

13 Officer repeated phrase after woman (7)

14 Usual rule newly broken by good, popular science fiction writer (6,2,4)

18 Survey held as designed by alien for sensational publication (7,5)

21 Rush revision of a file without one blank page (7)

22 Element in place of education probed by artist with doubtful expression (7)

24 Better time secured by old pair in retirement (5)

25 Exactly the same dialect in broadcast (9)

26 Daughter with resolution wise to get equestrian training (8)

27 Limits abandoned by bishop giving commands (6)

Down

1 Enlisted, being coherent (6-2)

2 Prisoner with search for occupation (8)

3 Icon? Judge one after protest without depth (5)

5 Arrangement of minuet is great, giving indication of rhythm (4,9)

6 Reports, learner admitted, restricted by coach? (9)

7 Flower kept by porch ideally (6)

8 Fall asleep? Certainly not with party very loud (3,3)

10 Elated, settle project and dance (8,5)

15 Clues all over the place about main character being lustful (9)

16 Simple holding company I had set up, undistinguished (8)

17 Raised cases involving obstinate type lacking energy and incentive (8)

19 Bear cost of offer (6)

20 Expression of surprise over gardener’s latest story after loss of a shrub (6)

23 Stumble, not following convert (5)

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