Cryptic Blogword No.18

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Pub. Jan 2018

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Across
1 It’s possible sailor is held in base (6)
4 Feature of sci-fi – could it be I’m ET? (4,4)
10 South African leader is overwhelmed by volunteers’ resilience (7)
11 Aircraft likely to make persistent attacks (7)
12 Draws overturned boat on bank of Thames? (4)
13 Show field you’ll grasp golf in just 18 holes? (10)
15 Old? You are able to pull hot bird (6)
16 Labour leader in a vote against PM’s departure (7)
20 US vessel alongside alien craft (7)
21 Where those who are late receive a summons? (6)
24 Constitutional advocate denies part in revolution (10)
26 Water pitch, Everton’s end (4)
28 Run into nay-sayers in this part of the country (7)
29 Plant with nasty smelly that’s used in drug trials (7)
30 Expecting one not to be involved in poor parenting (8)
31 Accounting for central banks downfall – its due to this! (1-5)

Down
1 Stop off at hotel hosting bash for tribesman (8)
2 Dollar provided by American Express? (1,4,4)
3 Ex PM, not the first to arrive at lodge? (4)
5 Essential part of the inner movement (8)
6 Messy eater, president ingested listening device (3-7)
7 Say farewell to European aid for development up north (5)
8 Staff wage packets – a travesty (6)
9 Lobby to import a particular kind of meat (5)
14 Wandering around Nepal? Boots might serve you well (10)
17 Donate organ – for a while adrenaline’s circulated without one (4,2,3)
18 Break-ins could become an issue for guard (8)
19 Room for a Scotsman to overtake a European, it holds up some runners (8)
22 Be frank and put your foot down (4,2)
23 Pamper short-tempered Soviet leader no more? (5)
25 Keen for example, to clear up (5)
27 Residence old man has Queen ejected from (4)

 

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