cryptic crossword no 1,163

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Across

1 Help please, briefly wanted around chequered fabrics (6).

4 Ex-pupils made well and hidden (8).

10 Oriental life force excited at first, knowing for the most part (7).

11 Consultant making publicity peak (7).

12 Assistance with one cunning at skilled work (10).

13 Reliable company (4).

15 Again question fastness (7).

17 Eased in cooked flavouring (7).

19 Flexible cheap offer is returned, with tremor (7).

21 I am interrupting slim dietary essential (7).

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23 Bear youngster with energy (4).

24 Fake hospital complication on corner of square (5,5).

27 Buried city providing ostentation with Elizabeth the Second (7).

28 ‘My kind of town’ – stylish once (7).

29 Modest, as motorist might be if one is bald? (8).

30 In rules of thumb elsewhere, how some flowers display (6).

Down

1 Drudge distributes rock heaps (9).

2 Dealing wildly, brought into agreement (7).

3 Political group, one with devoted following, caught in home-made inconvenience (10).

5 Jollification carnivores might ignore (9).

6 Hollow warning by schoolboys (4).

7 Postponement concerning malice (7).

8 Repeatedly bang on about posh sort of corn (5).

9 Radical on rising is interrupted by unknown colourist (4).

14 I limit arms, adapting to such aggression (10).

16 Strategist adept at sparing others’ feelings? (9).

18 Indignation during party with American is risky (9).

20 Unmanned sales point for vehicle floor cove (7).

22 Success in business requires partner to keep nag frolicking (7).

23 Recorder, come to a point! (5).

25 Ham to leave with uncle (4).

26 Look closely at fellow (4).

Solution to Sunday Independent Cryptic Crossword no. 1,162

Across: 1 Noel Coward; 6 Carp; 9 Ivory tower; 10 Slow; 12 Loot; 13 Going over; 15 Eryngium; 16 Tomato; 18 Tuscan; 20 Linchpin; 23 Roughshod; 24 Neon; 26 Tail; 27 Immaterial; 28 Dodo; 29 Billet doux.

Down: 1 Nail; 2 Economy; 3 Cryptography; 4 Wrongful; 5 Re-edit; 7 Alluvia; 8 Powerpoint; 11 Age of consent; 14 Reiterated; 17 Windfall; 19 Studied; 21 Proviso; 22 Rhombi; 25 Flux.

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